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Listen, YAF (Young Americans for Freedom)

Listen, YAF
By Murray N. Rothbard
February, 14, 2011

Recently, Young Americans for Freedom booted Ron Paul from its advisory board because he questions the military empire. Said the YAF national director, Jordan Marks: “Rep. Paul is clearly off his meds and must be purged from public office. YAF is starting the process by removing him from our national advisory board. Good riddance and he won’t be missed.” Murray Rothbard had YAF’s number more than 40 years ago. This was first published in the August 15, 1969, Libertarian Forum.

This open letter is addressed to the libertarians attending the YAF national convention in St. Louis this Labor Day weekend. Notice I said the 1ibertarians in YAF; I have nothing to say to the so-called “traditionalists” (a misnomer, by the way, for we libertarians have our traditions too, and they are glorious ones. It all depends on which traditions: the libertarian ones of Paine and Price, of Cobden and Thoreau, or the authoritarian ones of Torquemada and Burke and Metternich.) Let us leave the authoritarians to their Edmund Burkes and their Crowns of St. Something-or-other. We have more serious matters to discuss.

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