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Bernie is no libertarian

With all due respect, Sen. Bernie Sanders is not — thankfully — a libertarian, as some have claimed.

Senator Sanders would indeed work with libertarians on questions of free speech, open immigration, decriminalizing drugs, and a less interventionist foreign policy.

But as a proud democratic socialist, he very much supports Social Security, a strong central government capable of guaranteeing health care for everyone, regulating banks and the Wall Street plutocrats, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, restricting CO2 emissions to fight climate change and many other government actions that libertarians have long opposed.

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