The founder of Wikileaks, responsible for millions of documents detailing the crimes of governments and corporations around the world, says that the current libertarian strain of political thought in the Republican Party was the “the only hope” for American electoral politics. Assange has commended the libertarian ideal of “non-violence” on issues like foreign wars, the draft, tax collection and privacy. Assange also loves markets and is hugely influenced by American libertarianism.
At a forum hosted by the transparency organization OurSay.org, Assange said that “[I] am a big admirer of Ron Paul and Rand Paul for their very principled positions in the U.S. Congress on a number of issues.They have been the strongest supporters of the fight against the U.S. attack on WikiLeaks and on me in the U.S. Congress. Similarly, they have been the strongest opponents of drone warfare and extrajudicial executions.”