Wayne Allyn Root – wiki was the Libertarian Party candidate for Vice President in 2008. When Donald Trump comes to Las Vegas, Wayne introduces him (video).

Like all politicians and media personalities Wayne has a blog. This is what he had to say in a July 2015 post. (I have added the bold)

Someone is getting very nervous. Obama. Valerie Jarrett. Eric Holder. Hillary Clinton. Jon Corzine…to name just a few. And I know why.

I wrote a book entitled, “The Murder of the Middle Class” about the unholy conspiracy between big government, big business and big media. They all benefit by the billions from this partnership and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all, and all for one.

It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich. Everyone except the American people. We get ripped off. We’re the patsies.

But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. I’ve never seen them this outraged…this vicious…this motivated…this coordinated. NEVER in all my years in politics, have I seen anything like the way the mad dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.

That is kind of the way I see it too.

So what does the Donald think about libertarians?

Nick Gillespie: “Hey Donald, what do you think of libertarianism?”

Donald Trump: “I like it. A lot of good things. I don’t want to talk to you now, but a lot of good things, a lot of good points.”

Well that isn’t much.

How about an actual Libertarians for Trump committee. From March 2016:

Yesterday, libertarian theorist Walter Block announced the formation of Libertarians for Trump (LFT), a group supporting the election of businessman Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican Party presidential front-runner.

Block, an economics professor at Loyola University, writes at LewRockwell.com that he and retired cardiac surgeon Dr. Donald W. Miller Jr. created LFT to mobilize the “massive support for Donald Trump within the libertarian community.”

Although Block admits that Trump is not perfect on the issues and that whoever the Libertarian Party nominates will likely have views more aligned with his own, he considers Trump the closest to libertarianism among the candidates with a chance of winning the election.

And that is despite Ted Cruz being the so called “Constitutional Conservative”.

If you look at the comments at the link – some from people I know on the ‘net – they are scathing in their appraisal. Well Trump is not very libertarian.

So I went over to Lew Rockwell.com and found this screed by Pat Buchanan:

Whatever one may think of Donald Trump, his campaign has done us a service — exposing the underbelly of a decaying establishment whose repudiation by America’s silent majority is long overdue.

According to The New York Times, super PACs of Trump’s GOP rivals, including PACs of candidates who have dropped out, are raising and spending millions to destroy the probable nominee.

Goals of the anti-Trump conspirators: Manipulate the rules and steal the nomination at Cleveland. Failing that, pull out all the stops and torpedo any Trump-led ticket in the fall. Then blame Trump and his followers for the defeat, pick up the pieces, and posture as saviors of the party they betrayed.

This is vindictiveness of a high order.

Yes it is. And it points out what I have been saying. “The oligarchs currently in power don’t like Trump.” So will we get a different bunch of oligarchs if Trump gets elected? Very likely. But the current bunch hasn’t been that stellar.

How about what Alex Jones has to say about the “Libertarians for Trump” committee?

…where Trump really stands out, Block says, is his foreign policy.

“As Murray Rothbard and Bob Higgs have demonstrated over and over again, US foreign policy determines what occurs in economics and in the field of personal liberties,” writes the senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. “Foreign policy is the dog that wags the other two tails.”

Acknowledging the Donald is “no Ron Paul on foreign policy or anything else for that matter,” Block says the businessman is still “head and shoulders” above his Republican counterparts.

Faint praise indeed. But it is something.

How about the Libertarian Republican blog?

“#1 reason to vote for Trump is to bitch slap the GOP establishment”

That sentiment keeps popping up.

I’m going to close this up with a Townhall piece that gets to the root of the problem.

Nothing less than a “fundamental transformation” of present governmental arrangements is required if any “constitutionalism” worth the name is to prevail.

In fact, even this prescription is wide of the mark, for it isn’t just the size and scope of government that must be revolutionized. So too must the mindset—the beliefs, values, conceptual categories—of the vast majority of Americans who have by now endured multiple generations of being habituated into accepting as axiomatic all sorts of profoundly unconstitutional ideas about the government’s relationship to a free citizenry.

Indeed, no kind of president promises to be as aggressive an activist politician as a libertarian president.

Ron Paul, like his son, knows this better than anyone. After all, as a libertarian committed to “states’ rights,” Paul should’ve been content remaining in state and local government. But Paul continually set his sights on the White House. Why? The answer is clear: It is as President, but only as President, that Paul could exert the immeasurable power and influence necessary for prosecuting his vision for America.

Paul was no different than any other candidate insofar as he too assured voters of what he would do and what he would make possible once those voters granted him the power to do so.

Even the libertarians running for President are authoritarians in this environment.

A smaller more liberty oriented government is the right thing to do. We will not get that until it is what the American people want. It can not be delivered by executive order.

So which authoritarian are you going to vote for? I like Trump. He has the right set of enemies. And just like the rest of them he will be a tyrant. Great or petty? That is the unknown. With the current oligarchs against him maybe we will get 4 years of gridlock. That is probably the best we can do.

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