If you think that the way to argue against someone is to link him to someone else he is supposedly in agreement with, and then misrepresent the actual views of that other person.

That’s relevant to a snide hit piece on Rand Paul by one Ian Millhiser of the laughably misnamed “ThinkProgress.” Millhiser demonizes Paul by connecting him with Herbert Spencer, the 19th century British philosopher, whom he proceeds to inaccurately cast as an enemy of the poor.

Trevor Burris of Cato Institute hands Millhiser his head in this post. Read and enjoy the intellectual auto-da-fe.