Smaller Government Centrist

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You want the government a bit smaller overall than what we have not, but not a whole lot smaller. You could get what you want with a nearly equal mix of Democrats and Republican, if they are the correct Democrats and Republicans. A random selection of each leads to bigger government. Be choosy.

Or you could add a few Libertarians to that equal mix of Democrats and Republicans. But yikes! Those Libertarians are radical!

Then again, this year the Libertarians actually have a more moderate than usual presidential ticket, with former Governor Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray. They are still more radical that you, but possibly worth your consideration.

And I have a few more options for you below.

Political Campaigns, Parties and Organizations

Gary Johnson for President

Does the size of the federal deficit scare you? Annoyed by the complex income tax? Had enough TSA groping at the airport? Think we have been in Afghanistan long enough? Then consider former Governor Gary Johnson. His TV skills could use some work, and he is running as a Libertarian, but his resume is impressive: he built a multi million dollar business from scratch and climbed Mount Everest. And unlike Ronald Reagan, he balanced his state's budget without having to raise taxes.

Mitt Romney Logo

Mitt Romney, what does he stand for? How would he govern representing America as a whole vs. liberal Massachusetts? Read his issues pages carefully to find out. As with any challenger candidate, pay careful attention to what he says he will do vs. "Mom and Apple Pie" rhetoric that most candidates bury their actionable promises in.

Modern Whig Party Logo

A common sense pragmatist third political party. What a concept! At least, that is what the Modern Whig Party claims to be. Looking at their web site their views seem to range from centrist to moderate left-libertarian.

A new party. Whether it gets off the ground remains to be seen.

The Republican Party And be sure to read the 2012 Republican Party Platform.

Democratic Party

Campaign for Liberty

The Republican Liberty Caucus

Balanced Approaches to Smaller Government

Here are some sites that offer some creative ways to cut excess government while protecting and even extending the values that big government currently serves. media.
Holistic Politics

Freedom, equality, morality, nature,...these are all good things. All to often, political debate rages over which is more important. Synergies get overlooked. There is a better way, holistic politics. By looking at multiple values at the same time, it is possible to come up with creative solutions for the world's problems, solutions that make all the factions more happy.

The Free Liberal

Would you like to fire a hundred thousand bureaucrats? Would you like to restore federalism and bring most domestic government back down to the state level? Then replace the welfare state with free money for all U.S. citizens. Free Money for All

The Progress Report The Progress Report


Economics

Regardless of your political values, economics is worth knowing...
Marginal Revolution

Think economics is just about predicting interest rates? Think again! Marginal Revolution is a very interesting economics blog written by professors at George Mason University.