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You desire substantially less government control of economic activity and somewhat less government control over personal activity than is presently the case in the U.S. I used to classify this area as part of “Moderate Libertarian” but since many libertarians use a more restrict definition of the word "libertarian" I now use the fuzzier term "freedom lover" to avoid controversy
Nonetheless your views would be best represented in theory by a mix of Libertarian and Republican representatives—assuming that it was possible to get a significant number of Libertarians elected. In the real world, you have a small chance of getting what you want if Ron Paul get elected, assuming you can deal with his isolationism and reactional agenda. Longer term, you might find my proposed new party more to your liking. Finally, I am working on a series of articles on success for libertarians which you may find useful regardless of party affiliation.
The Libertarian Party was created to radically cut government—more than you want. Nonetheless, you might want to check them out to see if you want to add some Libertarians to the mix of D's and R's currently in power, since the D's and R's are making government bigger than you want.
So, you want more freedom but you think the Libertarian Party is too radical? The Libertarian Reform Caucus consists of freedom lovers who want to turn the LP into a real political party, one that balances idealism and political reality.
Not happy with the existing parties? Would you like to see a political party that was concerned about freedom and equality? Would you like to shrink big government and big corporations?
I am contemplating starting such a party. This is not a trivial undertaking! However in my manual on how to start a new political party I seriously address the challenges inherent in third party politics in the United States. Third parties generally fail, because the system is rigged against third parties. However, there are a couple of interesting loopholes...
|The rich are Paid to BE Rich. This strikes many as unfair, and they advocate bigger government to do something about it. What they don't realize is that the government is doing much of the paying. The old money rich are subsidized. So I started this blog to expose the hidden subsidies -- without the unnecessary conspiracy theories that usually accompany such exposes.|
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.
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.
Individual Liberty, Limited Government, Free Markets, and Peace. Good research site.
The Leadership Institute. Provides quality training in "political technology" for conservatives and libertarians.
Essays on World Liberation. Once upon a time, I was a hardcore activist in the Libertarian Party, going so far to sit on the National Committee and be on the Strategic Planning Team (SPT). These essays are an outgrowth of said experiences and my experiments in the field. Since then, I have concluded that the Libertarian Party is not the optimical vehicle for liberty; it is too radical to win many elections. Furthermore, I have mellowed over time and have become more sensitive to issues other than liberty and the size of government. So I am no longer an LP member, but if you are (or become one) some of these essays may prove useful.