Walter Block has graciously replied to my earlier post regarding libertarian support (in some corners) for Rand Paul in the upcoming presidential contest and the curveball now thrown by Donald Trump (curveball for those libertarians who actually feel the desire to advocate for any one over another).
I acknowledge that Mr. Trump has been really good on foreign policy of late….But, Rand, too, has been doing pretty well on this score!
Block offers a few points in support of his claim. Admittedly, I do not follow every word of either Rand or Trump – I based my previous post on the observations of Raimondo, whose calling is precisely to weigh such words.
In any case, there is real movement from Block:
So, which shall it be? Rand or Trump? I am really not sure. I still lean toward Rand. I used to “stand with Rand.” Now, because of the improvement in Trump’s recent views, I only lean in Rand’s direction.
I think it is sufficient that Block has moved this far, and given that he has feels compelled to advocate for someone in this race it seems to me that his considerations are reasonable. Absent a consistent underlying philosophy for either Trump or Rand, we are left to trust judgement; I trust the judgement of neither. (Rand’s judgement in how to run his campaign should be sufficient reason to disqualify him from any consideration in any case).
We both agree that foreign policy is the paramount issue for a libertarian to consider. Assuming Rand is able to stay in the race much longer, there will be plenty of time to consider the two.