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Archive for the 'Libertarians' Category

The Difference Between Libertarians And The Tea Party

by @ Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Yea, this pretty much explains it:

H/T: Jason Pye

Libertarian Party Co-Founder David Nolan Dies

by @ Monday, November 22nd, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics

One of the men behind the birth of the Libertarian Party passed away over the weekend:
David Nolan, one of the founders of the Libertarian Party and recent U.S. Senate candidate, has died at the age of 66.
One of Nolan’s closest friends told CBS 5 News that Nolan was driving in Tucson Saturday when he had [...]

Dear Mike Huckabee: We Libertarians Don’t Like You All That Much Either

by @ Monday, November 8th, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Mike Huckabee, Political Parties, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has taken upon himself on many occasions to directly attack the libertarian wing of the Republican Party.
For example, in the aftermath of his failed bid for the 2008 GOP nomination Huckabee, had this to say:
The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it’s this new brand of libertarianism, [...]

Republican Congressman: GOP Is Getting A Second Chance, But We Don’t Deserve It

by @ Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

California Republican Tom McClintock isn’t among those who believes that his party has learned their lesson yet:
Speaking at an event last week in Orange County, CA, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) said he expected big gains for his party at this year’s election, but said he worried that Republicans would squander the [...]

The Conservative Message To Libertarians: Sit Down, And Shut Up

by @ Monday, October 18th, 2010. Filed under Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Over at Liberty Pundits, Melissa Clouthier responds to my post from yesterday about libertarian disenchantment with the GOP in a post provocatively entitled Libertarians: Still In Search Of Their Perfect World, Practically Irrelevant:
I have come to believe that Libertarians are worthless. Before them, a crop of wonderful, small government candidates sit and will likely [...]

On (Small-L) Libertarians, Conservatives, And The Republican Party

by @ Sunday, October 17th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Earlier this week at The Daily Beast, Tunku Varadarajan pondered the question of just how enthusiastic libertarians ought to be about Republican victories in the mid-term elections, specifically concerning candidates like Sharron Angle, Carl Paladino, and Christine O’Donnell, all of whom seem to be far more closely allied with the GOP socially conservative wing than [...]

Barack Obama: The Greatest Gift To The Freedom Movement Ever

A new video from Reason examines how the Obama Administration has helped bring the libertarian electorate, and libertarian ideas, to the forefront of American politics:

Where Do Libertarians Belong ?

by @ Monday, August 2nd, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Libertarians, Political Parties, Politics

Cato Institute Vice President Brink Lindsey, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe, and Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online and the American Enterprise Institute discuss the issue of where the libertarian movement best fits in politically:

Wayne Allyn Root: Religious Freedom And Property Rights ? Not For Them Muslims !

I’ve written before about the questionable libertarian allegiances of Wayne Allyn Root, the LP’s 2008 Vice-President nominee and currently an At-Large member of the Libertarian National Committee. Now, Root is out with a blog post about the so-called “Ground Zero” Mosque that is anything but libertarian in it’s sentiments and it’s conclusions, and it should [...]

The Conscience Of A Phony Libertarian: Wayne Allyn Root And The Decline Of The Libertarian Party

If the only book on libertarianism that you ever read was Wayne Allyn Root’s The Conscience of a Libertarian, then you’d be compelled to conclude that the most important liberty issues facing America are internet gambling, tax cuts for small businesses, and home schooling. That’s because Root, a former Republican who became the Libertarian Party’s [...]

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