There’s a party in our country right now, a real party, not a movement, who’s thought leadership on many aspects of society is right in line with the common sense mainstream of America. The Libertarians.
They’ve been a party since 1971 but hold exactly zero national offices. They do claim many state and local officials.
I don’t get it.
My prediction – being a Libertarian will be “en vogue” 2 years from now (don’t laugh – I predicted Rose wine coming back a few years ago).
Libertarian will be the new black – for those fashionista’s out there!
Ron Paul is a Libertarian, and he is openly making believe he is a Republican. What I mean by that is that everyone knows he’s a Libertarian, he knows it, and it’s a wink and a nod. His son, Rand Paul – is a Libertarian. But a closet Libertarian. He thinks he can make people believe he’s a Republican by adopting all Republican social issues.
Bad move – and disappointing.
If stuff from the Cato Institute were more approachable to the mainstream – and by that I mean more mass media consumable, then I think you would have an overwhelming majority in this country identifying themselves as fiscally conservative and socially liberal – a.k.a. – Libertarians. I think that’s where most Americans are. And it might be better than what we have.
Every party has their baggage
- Democrats run with the socialists
- For Republicans, God just always seems to get in the way
- The Libertarians believe that you should be able to buy Uzi’s and Heroin at Wall-mart
I pledge this today. If the Republicans win back the House and/or the Senate and F&^%# it all up again. Then I’m done. I’m a Libertarian. Instead of fighting fellow Republicans on social issues, I’ll start fighting fellow Libertarians to keep guns and dope out of convenience stores.
BTW – Take the “Are you a Libertarian” quiz here.
What do you think? Guest Blogger Jeff