9 Successful People You Never Realized Were Libertarian

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4. Neil Peart

The drummer and lyricist for Rush is another Randian turned libertarian. In the 1970s, Peart was heavily influenced by Ayn Rand, even dedicating Rush’s 2112 to “the genius of Ayn Rand.” Rush’s most famous song, the classic “Tom Sawyer,” features the iconic line, “his mind is not for rent … to any god or government.”

In 2012, Peart told Rolling Stone that he no longer was fond of Rand and that his political philosophy had changed. According to Peart, the Republican party is “absolutely opposed” to the teachings of Christ and he now calls himself a “left-libertarian” or “bleeding-heart libertarian.”