Has the definition of libertarian been changed?
I just looked up some history on Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian Party candidate for president. Wikipedia lists the following tidbits about him:
- authored the Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as between a man and a woman
- voted for the patriot act, authorizing unprecedented levels of unsupervised federal surveillance powers, (but now regrets voting for it)
- advocated complete federal prohibition of medical marijuana (but now favors allowing medical marijuana)
- proposed that the US military ban the practice of Wicca in its ranks
These do not look like the votes of a libertarian candidate. This is possibly the worst Libertarian candidate for president since I’ve been aware of the party. I won’t be voting for him.