Two Libertarian Rockstars Reelected
Article from Reason by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.
More good news from tonight’s election results: it looks like Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash will be back for another term. A.P. and other outlets are calling the race for Amash, and the candidate himself has tweeted out his thanks.
Republican Rep. Thomas Massie—like Amash, a member of the House Liberty Caucus* and one of a few routine bright spots in Congress for libertarians—will also be back, after winning re-election in Kentucky.
Finding sympathetic souls in Congress is largely a losing proposition for libertarians, but more so than almost any other current member of Congress, Amash has stood out as a principled defender of civil liberties and restrained government.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) November 7, 2018
Elected in 2011 as part of the Tea Party wave, Amash has outlasted many of his contemporaries in terms of staying true to that movement’s early anti-establishment and libertarian ethos, rather than adopting a politically expedient Trump strain of populism.
Read the entire article at Reason.
Image Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Justin Amash Uploaded by AlbertHerring) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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