Drugs vs. the drug war: A response to Michael Gerson

Recently, my Washington Post colleague Michael Gerson wrote a column urging conservatives to reject libertarianism. As a libertarian, I do agree with him on one point—the two are fundamentally opposing ideologies. In fact, I don’t even really consider libertarianism part of “the right,” as it is often portrayed. (I also wouldn’t conflate libertarianism with the Tea Party. Yes, there’s some overlap. There are also some sharp contrasts.)