May 31, 2004
Which Way Should They Go?
Doug Allen at Catallarchy.net offers two choices for the Libertarian Party: promote a common sense, more moderate libertarian platform that would push the GOP away from their big government/big spending habits; or push for the creation of a libertarian paradise immediately alienating millions of voters who see little but anarchy, chaos, and hardship because they have no exposure to a non-statist polity. So far, those who left comments are split.
As for me, I'm not a LP member and probably never will be--their pledge to renounce the "initiation of force" and their mish-mash over abortion have stopped me from signing up. I would hope the LP could become a serious political force to keep the GOP honest, especially on spending.
"Baby Steps or Cold Turkey"