Via Living On Mars:
But advocating taxation, or legal discrimination against people with unpopular lifestyles, or prohibiting any peaceful activity, are clearly against libertarian principles.
So with the nomination of Barr, the word “libertarian” will cease to describe a unique ethical and political philosophy, but simply indicate a kind of low-tax conservatism. And the Libertarian Party will now become a dumping ground for other failed Republicans. And it still won’t be able to win elections except in some local offices in low-population towns and counties, and when these “neo-libertarians” gain office, they will act just like Republicans, because the requirements of political power will easily overwhelm whatever weakened principles they may have and drive them tax, borrow, and spend just as politicians always have.
Bob Barr should be in prison for violating his oath of office while serving in the House of Representatives, not running for President as none other than a “libertarian”.