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              In this Oct. 2, 2012 photo, former Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo speaks out in favor supporting Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana in Colorado during a news conference at the Capito

    In this Oct. 2, 2012 photo, former Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo speaks out in favor supporting Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana in Colorado during a news conference at the Capito

    Posted: 10/16/2012 9:48:30 AM EST
    In this Oct. 2, 2012 photo, former Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo speaks out in favor supporting Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana in Colorado during a news conference at the Capitol in Denver. Joe Megyesy coordinator for the campaign to regulate marijuana like alcohol listens at left. Appealing to Western individualism and a mistrust of federal government, activists have lined up some prominent conservatives as natural allies to make pot legal, from one-time presidential hopefuls Tom Tancredo and Ron Paul to Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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              FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on behalf of his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, after the Republican p

    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on behalf of his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, after the Republican p

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on behalf of his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, after the Republican presidential debate in Manchester, N.H. Something's going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself - that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism. But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts - with government, period - is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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              FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop at Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn. Some

    FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop at Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn. Some

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop at Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn. Something's going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself - that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism. But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts - with government, period - is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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              In this Sunday, May 25, 2008 photo, Wayne Allyn Root and former Republican congressman Bob Barr talk to their supporters for the Libertarian Presidential nomination after Root gave his

    In this Sunday, May 25, 2008 photo, Wayne Allyn Root and former Republican congressman Bob Barr talk to their supporters for the Libertarian Presidential nomination after Root gave his

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    In this Sunday, May 25, 2008 photo, Wayne Allyn Root and former Republican congressman Bob Barr talk to their supporters for the Libertarian Presidential nomination after Root gave his support for Barr at the Libertarian National Convention in Denver. The Libertarian Party picked the former Republican congressman from Georgia to be its presidential candidate after six rounds of balloting. Something's going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself - that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism. But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts - with government, period - is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. (AP Photo/Will Powers)
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              FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, Mackenzie DeRoyter of Spokane, Wash., center, and Hanna McCoy of Hawaii cheer for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul while he sp

    FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, Mackenzie DeRoyter of Spokane, Wash., center, and Hanna McCoy of Hawaii cheer for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul while he sp

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, Mackenzie DeRoyter of Spokane, Wash., center, and Hanna McCoy of Hawaii cheer for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul while he speaks at the Student Union Building in Moscow, Idaho. Something's going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself - that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism. But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts - with government, period - is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. (AP Photo/Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Geoff Crimmins)
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              FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks at a news conference during which he announced he is leaving the Republican Party in favor

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks at a news conference during which he announced he is leaving the Republican Party in favor

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks at a news conference during which he announced he is leaving the Republican Party in favor of seeking a presidential nomination as a Libertarian, at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Something's going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself - that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism. But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts - with government, period - is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore, File)
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              In this Saturday, May 5, 2012 photo, supporters of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul chant his name during the Nevada Republican Party Convention in Sparks, Nev. Standing second right

    In this Saturday, May 5, 2012 photo, supporters of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul chant his name during the Nevada Republican Party Convention in Sparks, Nev. Standing second right

    Posted: 7/8/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    In this Saturday, May 5, 2012 photo, supporters of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul chant his name during the Nevada Republican Party Convention in Sparks, Nev. Standing second right is Cindy Lake, acting chair of the Clark County Republican Party and a delegate to the upcoming Republican National Convention. Something's going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself - that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism. But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts - with government, period - is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cathleen Allison)