Which Libertarian Are You?

As the libertarian philosophy gains popularity in response to the repeated failures of government, we need to define which type of libertarians we want to be. Our numbers are growing, and as we reach critical mass, we need to start to specialize our political activities. In my mind, there are three kinds of libertarians in politics: the candidates, the party or cause leadership, and the activists. You should recognize this specialization as the division of labor. Previously, libertarians had to "wear many hats," because of how few our numbers were. Today, that is not the case. Have you ever ...
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Lead By Example, Not With A Label

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“I’m not sure how active I can be in the liberty movement while I’m building my business.” That is pretty close to what I recall from a conversation over dinner last week, where I was having my brain picked by someone who is “dipping their toe” in the world of politics after previously being fairly apathetic. The response to my guest was probably not what he expected, but it led us into a great conversation. I told him, “Lead by example, not with a label.” While that may sound simplistic, I know many in the liberty movement who may as well wear a sign around their neck that says “I’M ...
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How Libertarians CAN Win

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If this post got you fired up, thinking that I'm a defeatist who sees nothing good coming from the efforts of Libertarians/libertarians and other grassroots candidates, keep reading.  I rarely identify a problem, oppose an idea, or "play pessimist" without having an alternative or a plan. Civic Involvement Anyone considering a run for office should attend meetings for that office, long before announcing or qualifying for the post.  Our civic involvement should have others asking us to campaign and lead, rather than being an afterthought once already committed to running.  Not only will w...
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Thank You, Neal Boortz! – An Open Letter to “The Talkmaster”

This was a letter directed at Neal Boortz after a post endorsing Republicans at all costs, originally published at LPGeorgia.com. Dear Neal, Since 1993, you have been sharing with Atlanta listeners your brand of libertarianism on WSB Radio, eventually becoming syndicated to reach over 5 million talk radio listeners nationwide each day. For those of us who have listened to you since 1993, your post on boortz.com on Good Friday about your thoughts on a “third party” came as no surprise, and the Libertarian Party of Georgia would like to thank you for going on record so early in this electi...
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