Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne (1933-2006) said in October 2005, “Republicans campaign like Libertarians and govern like Democrats.” That is, Republicans campaign on a limited government platform (like Libertarians), but govern by massively expanding government (like Democrats).
“Republicans campaign like Libertarians - but govern like Democrats. If you want a Libertarian you need to vote for one” was cited on Twitter on December 12, 2014.
Wikipedia: Harry Browne
Harry Edson Browne (June 17, 1933 – March 1, 2006) was an American writer, politician, and investment analyst. He was the Libertarian Party’s Presidential nominee in the U.S. elections of 1996 and 2000. He is the author of 12 books that in total have sold more than 2 million copies.
31 October 1995, The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA), “Libertarian vows to kill taxes, programs; Politics: `The American people realize that government doesn’t work,’ the candidate says” by Ronald Campbell, pg. b.02:
“What has been missing is a president who has the willingness to turn things around,” [Harry] Browne said during a meeting with The Orange County Register’s editorial board Monday. “Republicans campaign like Libertarians and govern like Democrats.”
Browne, 62, is an investment adviser and a resident of Nashville, Tenn. He has written eight books on finances and Libertarian philosophy. A new book, “Why Government Doesn’t Work,” is due to be published late this month.
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31 October 1995, Allegheny Times (Beaver, PA), “Libertarian seeking radical taxing cuts,” pg. A8, col. 4:
SANTA ANA, Calif.—Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne has a simple message:
Government doesn’t work. Tinkering won’t make things better. Only massive cuts will.
“What has been missing is a president who has the willingness to turn things around,” Browne said. “Republicans campaign like Libertarians and govern like Democrats.”
Republicans campaign like Libertarians and govern like Democrats.—Harry Browne
11:10 PM - 27 Mar 2009
Republicans campaign as libertarians and govern as democrats! #tcot #liberty #TeaParty
4:55 PM - 21 Mar 2012
Mark Noble ⚡
@IngrahamAngle Republicans campaign like Libertarians - but govern like Democrats. If you want a Libertarian you need to vote for one.
8:40 AM - 12 Dec 2014
Republicans campaign like Libertarians and govern like Democrats - Harry Browne
2:02 PM - 26 Mar 2016
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