Libertarian: I Want Gay People to be Able to Protect Their Marijuana Plants with Guns
If you thought America had the monopoly on conservative political candidates saying wacky things, look no further than Canada’s Libertarian Party candidate for Parliament Tim Moen, who apparently believes gay people’s marijuana plants are under attack.
Of course, that’s not really it, Moen simply believes that should be the message of all libertarians. Speaking to Fort McMurray Today, Moen said “To me, that meme (I want gay married couples to be able to protect their marijuana plants with guns.) is the message of classical liberalism and the philosophy of liberty.”
He continued, stating that “People should be allowed to marry whoever they want, put what they want into their bodies as long as no one is hurt, and protect themselves and their property. I was initially skeptical that political action could make any positive change in the world, but I was convinced by a number of people that I would be best at spreading the message of liberty across the region and Canada.”
Moen went on to talk about property rights being the core right of people in the developed world. He noted that “I do believe if property rights for people and especially First Nations were enforced, there would be a slower, more sustainable and responsible pace of development. The only say I should have, as a government representative, is with helping resolve disputes. Gun control is not about protection, so much as it is about control. We’ve seen what happens in countries that allow these liberties to be eroded and it’s not pretty.”
Clearly Moen’s platform isn’t all that different from American libertarians’ platforms. Moen is the first ever Libertarian Party candidate to run for federal office. A click over to his party’s website lays out their agenda as “The party believes in a commitment to free trade. It also supports the elimination of income tax and the GST [goods and services tax, a form of sales tax or VAT], opting instead for a system of fees. It also supports the elimination of all subsidies, social and corporate welfare programs and gun control laws.”
So, as it turns out, our neighbors up north have some gun toters that hate welfare and taxes as much as American conservatives, they’re just not as anti-gay and anti-drug as our Republican base.