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Libertarians have done so much tweaking that alaskaone and Hayekian have to distinguish themselves as Classical Libertarians.  Is it possible that the acceptable changes were actually divisive attacks to weaken the Libertarian party?



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Re:Libertarian Party

Date Posted:09/09/2018 11:26 AMCopy HTML

The LP nominated Bob Barr in 2008. I voted for a boxing promoter who was on the ballot in maybe three states. 


I don't think anybody who would wish the LP harm even cares about the LP enough to bother. 

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Re:Libertarian Party

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As near as I can tell the L.P. does a fine job of shooting itself in the foot.  However, that wasn't good enough for john mccain or that feingold both of whom conspired to block third parties from the national elections.



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Re:Libertarian Party

Date Posted:09/10/2018 7:11 PMCopy HTML

What’s wrong with the Libertarian Party, then. Not that I don’t appreciate the occasional success of candidates like Ron Paul, the slow creep to acknowledging its virtues, but getting nipped in the bud seems to be a pattern. I’m thinking....so stop reading....that classical should hold the line, stop changing, fixing, a good thing. Should it remain solid then people could trust it, not feel like it’s on shifting sands and maybe they should wait. Shooting itself in the foot?
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Re:Libertarian Party

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Michael Lind has observed that of the 195 countries in the world today, none have fully actualized a libertarian society: If libertarianism was a good idea, wouldn't at least one country have tried it? Wouldn't there be at least one country, out of nearly two hundred, with minimal government, free trade, open borders, decriminalized drugs, no welfare state and no public education system?[298] ============= This is a fallacy. So what if no other country has actualized it, first is a source of pride to later generations.
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Re:Libertarian Party

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i am on the left. don't think i will be able to vote for a socialist candidate. they just don't have the numbers.

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Re:Libertarian Party

Date Posted:09/23/2018 4:18 AMCopy HTML

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
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Re:Libertarian Party

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http://reason.com/archives/2018/09/22/proposition-libertarians-shoul2



The Libertarian Party—fiscally responsible, socially tolerant, and on the ballot in all 50 states—could easily play this role. It has fully developed and thoughtful policy views. If pollsters described the RD, and L parties by their positions, the Ls would have a majority in the polls right now. As it stands, we could well elect the next president of the United States.

It has been rightly pointed out that the odds of a third-party candidate being elected in 2020 are at least as good as the 2014 odds of Donald Trump being inaugurated in January 2017 or the 2015 odds of Emmanuel Macron being elected president of France in 2017.

If we want a new broom to sweep things clean in Washington, the answer is not the R party or the D party. It is the Libertarian Party.

............


This is hopeful, but the first view dose of reality is alarming, explains in part where things go so wrong though.

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Re:Libertarian Party

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The mccain/feingold act was aimed squarely at the Libertarian party.  Until it's repealed, the only route to federal office is through either the republican party or the democrat party.


McCain-Feingold's devastating legacy - The Washington Post


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