• Republicans vs. Libertarians

      In my syndicated column this week, I look at some of the conflicts between libertarians and Republicans.

      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.

      Fortunately, all Republicans don't think the way Ann Coulter does. The students liked libertarian/conservative Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan.

      Michelle Montalvo of Temple University asked him to "comment on your faith and how you reconcile that with your libertarian beliefs? There are stereotypes about libertarian students, that we're Republicans who love to do drugs, (but) we're not all godless."

      Amash answered, "I'm an Orthodox Christian ... and I believe that the government is a hindrance, a lot of times, to our religious liberty." But he doesn't want government to promote Christianity. "Get government out of the way, allow people to make choices. We can't legislate morality and force everyone to agree with us."

      Right. They can't force everyone to agree with them. Government should stay out of churches and bedrooms.

      The rest of my column here.

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