Talk radio's Neal Boortz, who introduced me to libertarianism more than a decade ago, was once a nearly-ideologically-pure libertarian. Unfortunately, during the Bush years, Boortz adopted neoconservatism and even changed his voter registration from Libertarian to Republican. Now, finally, after witnessing years of GOP bungling and advocacy for Big Government, the Talkmaster appears to have returned to his libertarian roots. He published an epic rant about the GOP's social conservatism following this year's Republican electoral embarrassment, and, yesterday, he posted the following on this Facebook fan page:
Neal recently retired from talk radio, but the GOP, with its military interventionism and social conservatism, has been as much a party of Big Government as the Democrat Party for as long as I can remember. Has the Talkmaster truly had a change of heart, or, now that he's no longer contractually bound to Cox Enterprises, is he saying what he's always believed but couldn't say?
Also, notice the number of "likes" Neal's comments have generated in less than 24 hours.