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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Libertarians in the back seat

The 2004 election is bad news for libertarians.

1. The Republican coalition has grown so large, libertarian voices are lost in the wind.
2. The spotlight is now on "moral values", which are perceived to be the prerequisite to election for Republicans or Democrats. "Individual liberty" is not even on the radar.
3. The Libertarian Party ran a ridiculous candidate spewing nonsense.

Libertarians must take action in response to these circumstances if they wish to remain relevant. The Democrats do not offer a viable alternative in promoting a limited government. Only by demonstrating their necessity to a permanent Republican coalition can libertarians hope to advance the cause of individual liberty.