When the right libertarians are unhappy about the US administration… April 3, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
This caught my eye, in the course of a piece on Slate.com about how Trump is loathed by most Republicans representatives in Congress and the Senate but that they are afraid to cross him, or are willing to let him break the ground ahead of them in order to push their own policy agenda…
Meanwhile, flagrant violations of American laws and norms go unchecked. Few in government are even trying to police Trump’s manifold financial conflicts of interest. The president is blatantly selling access to himself by doubling membership fees at his private club, Mar-a-Lago. And as Politico reported, the club doesn’t keep visitor logs, meaning there’s no way to track whom Trump and his relatives are meeting with. Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump is assuming an ethically dubious semigovernmental position; in meetings with foreign leaders she plays a larger role than our elusive secretary of state. “Right now the American political system is increasingly looking like a dystopic third-world banana republic, and the Republican Party is complicit in allowing this to happen,” says Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian think tank.
Of course the right libertarians are never really happy about US administrations. But this is quite some language.