He gave an interview to the magazine, stating: “I would use the term libertarian to describe my politics. I like the principles of the Constitution and the republic, which is a form of government built around the law.”
Vaughn stated that he is a supporter of Ron Paul and then said:
Trusting the federal government to know what we need and to run things well feels like a bad idea.
You see that in the foreign policy of force, where the United States decides to go into another country to make things turn out a certain way. It doesn’t work. It causes more problems.
Just look at any of these undeclared wars. You’re suggesting at gunpoint that you’ll decide how things will go. The results haven’t gone well.
Speaking in response to a question about affirmative action, Vaughn stated: “I’ll answer that with a question. Do you believe that using race as a factor in evaluating a person is a good way to operate?”
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He went on:
But then you’re evaluating someone based on race, which is racism. Rights don’t come to you because you’re a man or a woman or African American or European or Jewish.
And I certainly don’t think the federal government should be in the business of deciding things or handing out money based on factors like these.
Vaughn also defend the right to keep and bear arms, saying, ““I believe in the right to defend yourself if need be.”
What do you think of Vaughn’s decision to buck Hollywood and come out as a libertarian in favor of gun rights and opposed to affirmative action? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.