Sunday, July 26, 2015

WIP: Modernized, Extensive List of Libertarian Celebrities

I've noticed recently that while there's rare and sporadic talk of libertarian celebrities, there's not really a comprehensive list of them.

Well - we're gonna do it. Right now. We're gonna make the best, most exhaustive & comprehensive list of notable libertarians we can possibly come up with.

I really think it's important for us to show more of the masses libertarians that they know and love - that it isn't as fringe as they think and that there some very prominent, reasonable, smart, funny people are libertarian. This will make them more open to the ideas of liberty.

They vary in degree of libertarianism (some are ancaps, some are minarchists, constitutionalists, etc). These should be people that almost everyone knows, or groups almost everyone knows who the people are associated with.

Confirmed libertarians:
  • Dr. Drew Pinsky (aka 'Dr. Drew')
  • Dave Navarro ('Jane's Addiction' guitarist)
  • Gary Oldman (claimed himself as one in playboy interview - http://www.playboy.com/playground/vi...terview?page=5)
  • Penn Jillette & Teller (Magicians, comedians and hosts of the show 'BULL$#@!')
  • Drew Carey
  • Vince Vaughn (endorsed Ron Paul, hosted him at movie premiers, introduced him at LPAC in Reno NV in 2011)
  • Kurt Russell
  • Glenn Jacobs (AKA 'Kane' the wrestler)
  • David Draiman (singer of Disturbed)
  • Matthew Bellamy (singer/songwriter of the band 'Muse')
  • Billie Joe Armstrong (singer/songwriter of the band 'Green Day')
  • Aaron Lewis (singer/songwriter for the band 'Staind')
  • John Popper (singer/songwriter of the band 'Blues Traveler')
  • Barry Manliow (endorsed Ron Paul)
  • Krist Novoselic - (bassist for the band 'Nirvana')
  • Trey Parker & Matt Stone (creators of Southpark)
  • Joe Rogan (comedian, actor of show 'News Radio', Host of 'Fear Factor', and UFC host)
  • Adam Corolla
  • Doug Stanhope (comedian, host of man show w/ rogan, epic ranter)
  • Tommy Chong (of Cheech & Chong, That 70s Show, actor, musician, comedian, activist)
  • John Fitch (MMA Fighter)
  • Kennedy (former MTV VJ & television talk show host)
  • Christina Ricci
  • Clint Eastwood
  • John Stossel (journalist, former host of 20/20 on ABC, current host of 'Stossel')
  • Jimmy Whales (founder of Wikipedia)
  • Peter Thiel (founder/CEO of Paypal)
  • John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods)
  • Patrick Byrne (CEO of Overstock.com)
  • Mark Cuban (entrepreneur, owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and chairman of the HDTV cable network HDNet.)
  • Peter Schiff (writer, economist, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, Senatorial Candidate for CT)
  • Ron Paul
  • Rand Paul
  • Milton Friedman (economist, Nobel Prize winner)
  • FA Hayek (economist, Nobel Prize winner)
  • Ludwig Von Mises (economist)
  • Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (Professor, Historian, Author)
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano (FOX News contributor, FOX Business News Host, former Supreme Court Judge of NJ)
  • David Asman (FOX Business News anchor)
  • Neil Peart (drummer from the band 'Rush')
  • Geddy Lee (singer from the band 'Rush')
  • Dean Koontz (author)
  • Robert Heinlein (author)
  • PJ O'Rourke (satirist, journalist, writer, author)
  • Dave Barry (Pulitzer Prize winner, author, columnist, founder/owner of online game www.nationstates.com)
  • Jack Kevorkian (American pathologist, euthanasia activist, painter, composer and instrumentalist)
  • Willie Nelson
  • Angelina Jolie
  • John Malkovich
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Kurt Loder (from MTV)
  • Mobb Deep (rapper)
  • Aimee Allen
  • Phil Gordon (Poker player, authored books on Poker. Former host Celebrity Poker Showdown. On board of Libertarian National Congressional Committee)
  • Greg Raymer (Winner of the World Series of Poker, 2004)


Disputed Libertarians:
  • Elon Musk (describes himself as 'somewhat libertarian', not as libertarian as Peter Thiel)
  • Ayn Rand (held many to most libertarian perspectives, though expressed disdain at them)
  • Sir Mix-a-Lot (rapper)
  • Denis Leary
  • Alice Cooper
  • John Carpenter 
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Howard Stern
  • Tom Selleck (supported McCain?, no known substantive libertarian positions/comments)
  • Eva Mendez (says 'Any potential boyfriend has to be an Ayn Rand fan' - but that's all I have as evidence for her potential libertarianism)
  • Nolan Ryan (friend of Ron Paul's, honorary campaign chair and ad spokesman for one of the campaigns)
  • Chuck Norris (says Ron Paul is the only one he trusts)
  • Greg Gutfeld (host of 'Red Eye' on FOX News)


Contributors: Ekrub, ClayTrainor, Koz, notsure, dejavu22, thehungarian, Anti Federalist, MikeStanart, Christianlibertarian, emazur, MJU1983, TCE, TheBlackPeterSchiff, TJefferson1776, Sentient Void

This post was originally published under my old pseudonym, 'Sentient Void', at the Ron Paul Forums Blog, on 07-26-2011. It has been edited and updated with new names for 'A Sisyphean Revolt'.