May 21, 2009

The GOP needs libertarians more than libertarians need the GOP right now


Republicans often disregard libertarians



There are all sorts of self-described libertarians out there: Ron Paul libertarians, Libertarian Party libertarians, Club for Growth libertarians, Cato libertarians, Reason libertarians, Next Right libertarians, Neal Boortz libertarians and Lew Rockwell libertarians.  There are also millions of people who don't even know they are libertarians.

During the Goldwater-Reagan years, Republicans knew they needed libertarian votes to win the White House.  After George H. W. Bush disregarded his "read my lips" pledge, libertarians felt pretty isolated until the Republican Revolution.  Once the Republican Party gained control of Congress, libertarians and the goals of the Republican Revolution were simultaneously flushed down the commode of win-at-all-costs politics.

Republican leaders were warned time and time and time and time again that they would pay a price for dismissing potential libertarian supporters. Republicans did pay a significant price in 2006, but continued on as if nothing had changed.  Immediately after it became apparent that John McCain was going to win the 2008 Republican nomination, the Libertarian Party sent a funeral wreath to the RNC...

...Without enough allies to fight the Democrats or even the skills to find the path to small government and individual freedom, the current Republican leadership may not be destined to forty years in the wilderness.  Without libertarian assistance, they may not even make it to the next oasis.

With or without the GOP, libertarians will somehow survive.  Can the GOP survive without libertarians?

my comment:
I agree fully with this article with the one exception of not allowing for those who have been led to believe that the Libertarian party is too extreme to be open to possible inclusion.  Many used to think that the Libertarian party was violate extremists who go beyond.  But the truth is finally setting in that the Libertarians are simply standing up for the Constitution and that it seems extreme because of the atrophy of government today to even recognize the tyranny they have been administering, violating the oath of Office without conscious regard.
Having followed Gov. Huckabee through the primary, I found him to be evermore libertarian then he himself has recognized.  The Governor slowly transitioned from thinking of the Presidency as a position of a Governor to one of proper federalism, calling himself a federalist.  That self defining remark thus provided Gov. Huckabee the label of libertarian. 
Huckabee has and is a staunch supporter of we the people, speaking to main St.. rather then wall St. as his constituents.  The tea parties have impressed the Governor.  He has embraced Senator DeMint and in a recent poll DeMint just barely beat out DeMint. 
Gov. Huckabee is the one leader who is full focus on 'doing the right thing' and as the reality of the Libertarian party bring to focus that the direction of the GOP needs to be back to the Constitution with full respect to the letter of the Law of the Land, the Governor Huckabee's understanding and value of the Libertarian, the Constitution Parties will acquiesce forming into the GOP as being the We the People party, not controlled by big government big business greed for power entities.  This, at this time of huge threat from communism from within will draw back from the democrats all those blue collar conservatives which make up about 40% of the Dems.
It is this leadership of those such as Governor Huckabee that will lead the paradigm shift in this nation back to the Constitution.  Why so bold of a statement?  His support of the FairTax plan provides the one fiscal conservative plank that will bring the people back to the American dream of free enterprise, and once the people get past the brainwashed concept that the Libertarian/Constitution Parties are a negative and realize that they are 99% of exactly what this nation needs, we will all be united for at least a generation to come. 
As to those who choose to be what is called a RINO, goodbye.  If we are going to surrender to the enemy, it will not be by following compromise that has gotten us to this cliff.  You cannot compromise on the truth, so if Graham wants to hang his white flag, well see ya Lindsey.  Look up Powell.  He will be in the Specter corner.

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