Charles Koch recently released a statement about the Koch Brothers’ lawsuit to control the Cato Institute, and chairman of Cato Bob Levy’s issued a point-by-point response
That Levy answers Charles Koch’s statement with such specificity tells three things. First, Koch’s professions of an enduring commitment to libertarianism are platitudes easily disputed.
Second, that years of ginning GOP-talking points through Americans for Prosperity must have convinced Koch that any flimsy statement would suffice.
Third, that airy and self-serving rhetoric about the rule of law or principles of a free society cannot dissuade libertarians from a rigorous defense of the liberty movement’s independence.