I joined the Libertarian Party in 1977, and I was active in the New York chapter, at that time called the Free Libertarian Party, for several years. I stopped being active, but I have contributed to the LP and the campaigns of Gary Johnson. Part of the reason I stopped being active in the 1980s was an apparent anti-Israel tendency in the LP. As well, I have repeatedly detected anti-Semitism not only in association with the LP but also, and more emphatically, with the Ron Paul movement. Because of recent events in Charlottesville, this issue has come to a head.