Most people who follow me already know that I’m not exactly the biggest fan of the Libertarian party. Not that I loathe all Libertarians (I am friends with a couple), but generally it’s safe to say that if I met 100 random Libertarians, I would probably be unable to stand at least 90 of them.
Though I am always willing to give someone a chance, I just find me and Libertarians don’t always mesh. I think it’s this belief they seem to have that their ideology is the only one for true salvation – yet I always joke that if I were to ask 10 Libertarians to define what it is to be a Libertarian, I’d probably get 10 different definitions.
Well after reading about the Libertarian who defended the actions of the two Las Vegas shooters who killed three people, two of whom were cops, my opinion about Libertarians isn’t likely to change anytime soon.
It’s been said that the two shooters might have been inspired by the radical gun rants by Adam Kokesh.
Kokesh insisted that the two shooters essentially weren’t murderers because they were driven to do what they did because the “authority has become a homicidal institution against freedom.”
He also said that the killing of the two police officers wasn’t “murder” because cops are likely to kill people.
“Let’s say someone is going around stabbing people, like just stabbing people,” Kokesh said. “It’s not murder to kill someone in that situation. And has been pointed out about the Vegas shooting, when you have police officers that are going around and doing violent things all day long, and then they take a break for lunch, well, it doesn’t mean all of the sudden they’re innocent or they’re being peaceful because they’re taking a break from all of their other anti-freedom, rights-violating violence.”
Basically by that pathetic “logic” he justifies these murders by assuming that these two cops had either unjustly killed or would have eventually.
Wait, aren’t Libertarians all about the Constitution? Doesn’t our Constitution have something in it about a justice system? You know, the whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing.
But he didn’t stop there.
“Think of how many lives might have been saved by this incident. How many people would these cops have killed had they not been killed?” he asked. “We can only hope that some of the officers in America are listening, if you care about your own safety, to understand that you are hurting people, and you can only push them so far before they hit a breaking point.”
There really aren’t words to describe the disdain I have for this person. I put him roughly in the same category that I do members of the Westboro Baptist Church. Just true bottom-feeding scum of human existence.
Because that’s exactly what he is.