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Christie Attacks Rand Paul’s Libertarianism

New Jersey governor Chris Christie said yesterday that a current “strain of libertarianism” was “a very dangerous thought.”

“This strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought. … You can name any number of people and he’s [Rand Paul] one of them,” Christie said at a panel of Republican governors in Aspen, Colorado.

“The next attack that comes, that kills thousands of Americans as a result, people are going to be looking back on the people whoare having this intellectual debate and wondering whether they put …” Christie remarked, leaving his thought unfinished. 

Paul shot back on Twitter today, tweeting, “Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom. Spying without warrants is unconstitutional.”

Audio of Christie’s comments (via Dave Weigel):

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Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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