The Unthinking Right
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
With each published interview, Ron Paul only seems to become more articulate, more persuasive and compelling, more to the pedagogical point in explaining the meaning and priority of liberty as the central political principle. Those of us who understand can only cheer. Those who hold contradictory opinions – favoring liberty in some areas and government expansion in others – find his views, in the words of National Review, “quixotic – unquestionably a little weird.”
Let’s talk about weird. What’s weird is the world of National Review where it troubles no one to call for huge spending cuts and slashing government at the domestic level while defending the worst form of global imperialism abroad, complete with reflexive defenses of every violation of human rights and liberty.
In what sense can these people claim to favor freedom? Julian Assange released a bunch of boring emails between government bureaucrats and National Review wants him prosecuted under the Espionage Act, passed by Woodrow Wilson in 1917 to persecute his political opponents in America. Editor Rich Lowry writes the following paragraph and fully expects his readers to pick up rocks to stone Assange: