The Facebook group “Republicans for Gary Johnson” posted a video Friday showing former President Ronald Reagan stating that “libertarianism” has always been the “heart” of his political philosophy.
“I think that the heart of my philosophy is much more libertarianism,” Reagan states in the 60 Minutes Overtime interview. “Always has been.”
“How do we call a liberal?” he poses. “Someone very profoundly once said, many years ago, that if fascism ever comes to America it will come in the name of liberalism.”
Reagan then defines fascism as “private ownership, private enterprise but total government control and regulation.”
“Well isn’t this the liberal philosophy?” he continues.
“The conservative so-called is the one that says less government, get off my back, get out of my pocket and let me have more control of my destiny.”