Sorry, guys. But no political party is above being awful.
I regret to inform you that the libertarians are at it again. https://t.co/IDbScGHIUH
— Elliot Kaufman (@EsterlingK) February 7, 2018
At what, exactly? Oh:
Libertarian National Committee Vice Chair Arvin Vohra says adult sex with a 14-year-old is nobody's business, and that military service is immoral. @LarrySharpe then resigns from LNC (though not the party) after it declines to suspend Vohra. https://t.co/PmKD8IiZCB
— Matt Welch (@MattWelch) February 7, 2018
New York Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe resigned his position on the Libertarian National Committee over remarks from vice-chair Arvin Vohra (who was censured, but not suspended).
Vohra had generated a ton of social networking controversy for some remarks on Facebook. A sampling:
If a 14 year old has a kid, I would prefer the other person to be an adult, with a job….Statist Logic: “Teenagers cannot consent to sex.” “It is totally okay to force teenagers into useless government schools against their wills.” Government schools do a thousand timesmore damage to teenagers than consensually dating adults ever possibly could. Nonconsensual brainwashing masquerading as education is far more damaging than, for example, young marriage….
Should a man be allowed to have sex with another man? Only the two men in question should have a say. Should an adult be allowed to have sex with a teenager? Only the adult, the teenager, and their families/culture should have a say. There is no reason to bring government into it.
Vohra also condemned all soldiers as paid killers and all public school teachers as supervisors of indoctrination camps.
Yeah, we can see why that might be a problem …
I want “Actually, it’s ephebophilia” to be included in the Libertarian Party’s Platform https://t.co/iKyIBHtgHG
— Fork Theory Adherent (@notwokieleaks) February 7, 2018
— Franklin Harris (@FranklinH3000) February 8, 2018
Good thing I didn’t read this till 4:50 pm. That’s a respectable time to start drinking right?
— Jen the ? the LP libertarian (@jenniferm_q) February 7, 2018
Libertarians are a bad joke at this point. This coming from someone who who pulled the lever for Ron back in the day. This is laughable.
— Based Jackson (@VAfreemen) February 8, 2018
This is why we can't have nice things.
— Katie Kearns (@kkearns) February 7, 2018
— Trust me, I’m a Fake Doctor (@DrJonathanMiles) February 8, 2018
— ❄️Yippee Ki-Yay❄️ (FKA Ugonna Eze) (@too_eze) February 7, 2018
Dammit. And I just got here.
— J. Earl Howard (@DeaconBleau) February 7, 2018
Oh, yeah, NOW I remember why I never joined the Libertarian party.
Or voted for any of their candidates.
We could use a serious freedom-oriented third party in this country. These guys ain't it.
— Chris McKeever (@TheRealMcKeever) February 7, 2018
Libertarians would be the party of the future if it wasn't for dumbass stuff like this. https://t.co/1rarOu0V2B
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) February 8, 2018
Damn it, just once could we stop having nutcases in party leadership.
— Kurtis (@KurtisBacks) February 7, 2018
But what fun would that be?