Jerry Taylor, President of the Washington, DC Niskanen Center which is often described as left-libertarian (promoting an “open society”) tweeted in support of the mob in the case of the St. Louis homeowners who protected their home and property earlier this week from an Antifa mob that broke into a gated community headed to the home of St. Louis mayor Lyda Krewson.
First, if you haven’t seen at least a brief minute of the clip that came to Tucker Carlson’s attention last night (Carlson says the couple will be on his show tonight), here it is.
By the way it took a few minutes to find a clip that didn’t have a leftwing moral lesson attached.
What is the Niskanen Center (named after an adviser to Ronald Reagan)?
Well, by a funny coincidence I wrote about it here on Saturday at RRW as they are just one more swamp dwelling think tank, a spin-off of the Cato Institute, that is promoting ever more immigration and increased refugee resettlement, but not from the ‘humanitarian’ side, instead their primary motivation is from the business community’s perspective—give us more cheap labor. When do we want it? Now!
One of my primary reasons for writing about them was to point out that Washington is filled with groups like this….
From the Swamp: Libertarian Think Tank Bemoans Loss of Refugee Laborers
So what exactly did Mr. Taylor, who pulls down a quarter of a million dollar salary as President of the non-profit “moderate” Niskanen Center (which touts Republican Linda Chavez as one of its board members), say on Twitter?
The Federalist has a detailed accounting of the whole exchange, here.