I mean Alex Jones, of course. He is to libertarianism what Nickelback is to rock music: loud, obnoxious, gets no respect from the hardcore guys, and yet is wildly popular.
It seems Jones is the one behind the absurd petition to have Piers Morgan deported, and was a guest on Morgan’s show recently. See the heated exchange below.
Now, petitioning the president for anything is a fool’s errand, though it does get one noticed. But even more to the point, consider this situation more closely:
Morgan says the 2nd Amendment should be abolished, and the state should be the sole possessor of firearms. Jones is offended by this. He believes this would amount to a violation of individual rights, goes against the constitution, and lead to tyranny.
So in order to protect individual liberty, defend the constitution, and guard against tyranny, he advocates the state kidnap someone, forcibly remove him from the country, and use further violence to enforce the decree.
Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.
It seems that some take umbrage to Morgan being a foreign national, and that his position in the media means that he shouldn’t be allowed to express his opinion. His being British might help explain his attitude toward the 2nd Amendment, but it has no bearing on his freedom to say what he pleases. The fact that he has a national talk show is equally irrelevant.
Jones, and others who agree with him, would do better to debate Morgan on the topic, rather than advocate state-violence to prevent state-violence. Not only would they be better advocates of freedom, but they could avoid becoming caricatures of themselves as well. As I noted, Larry Pratt did a far better job when he was interviewed by Morgan, and Jones would have done well emulate him.