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Will Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Be Sabotaged By a Libertarian Curse?

Many sports fans are familiar with the "Curse of the Billy Goat" which superstitious people believe caused the Chicago Cubs to lose the 1945 World Series and has kept the Cubs out of the World Series ever since. But a person does not have to be superstitious to wonder if the "Curse of the Nolan Chart" has kept libertarians out of serious contention in the league of politics for 45 years.

The Nolan Chart was created by David Nolan in 1969. Fast forward 45 years to 2014 and two U.S. Senators, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, who are very liberty-minded conservatives (for example, both wanting to end today's police state and abolish the IRS), are hoping to use the 2016 Presidential race to influence the national debate and awaken people's minds.

These two political firebrands are making it possible for the 2016 Presidential race to offer the best chance for at least some important liberty ideas to really permeate the minds of average people who rarely think about poli…