Last week, Conservative pundit Ann Coulter told me and a thousand young libertarians that we libertarians are puss—well, she used slang for a female body part.
We were in Washington, D.C., at the Students for Liberty conference, taping my TV show, and she didn’t like my questions about her opposition to gay marriage and drug legalization.
“We’re living in a country that is 70 percent socialist,” she says. “The government takes 60 percent of your money. They take care of your health care, your pensions… who you can hire… and you (libertarians) want to suck up to your little liberal friends and say, oh, we want to legalize pot?… If you were a little more manly, you’d tell liberals what your position on employment discrimination is.”
PatDollard.comWe do, actually. We say employers ought to get to choose whom they hire. They created the business, so they should be allowed to discriminate against stutterers, TV hosts, old people—anyone they don’t want.
But Coulter has a point.
CONTINUED at Reason. Written by John Stossel.