Terence Corcoran reminds us in today's National Post of how Prime Minister Stephen Harper, while speaking to a Manning Centre gathering last month, essentially excommunicated libertarians from the Conservative Party.
I was at that speech and what struck me as odd was that Harper even mentioned libertarians.
Why go after them? Why single them out?
What makes it even odder is that Harper was once more or less a libertarian himself, at least on fiscal issues.
Corcoran wonders if it's because libertarians pose some kind of threat to the Harper Conservatives.
That seems unlikely.
The more likely answer is much more simple: Harper doesn't like libertarians because we represent his guilty conscience.