Little Alex in Wonderland provides the following summary:
He points out the fact that if the LP is going to be nothing more than what the Republican Party should be, there’s no use for it — as it can’t get past unelectability.
Third Parties make statements when they take from the despots — radical statements that draw voters from the Corporate War Party. Three prime examples of this are Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot in ‘92 and Ralph Nader in 2000.
Anarcho-capitalism and minarchism are much more radical than these three, but share views of these three which coincide with public opinion: non-intervention, anti-corporate welfare, and basic principles against fraudulent government.
Where the LP is falling short of public opinion is that they’re not emphasizing a belief prevalent in America today: smaller government. The LP should be tapping into this will with an extreme distaste for the State a la Murray Rothbard and Lew Rockwell. If the LP is going to be the party of people forming their society, instead of government coercing their morality on us, the LP must display trust in mankind — that authority is the root of all evil.
Even the pro-life paleocons can feel this as these people do not want the gov’t in their churches, just as classical liberal libertarians don’t want it in our bedrooms. Here’s a deal: It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed at your faith, paleocons. Stop calling me a hedonist and we can fight for liberty.
This country screamed for change by swapping one charismatic authoritarian for another and will always do so until a libertarian steps to the plate and believes in people over Newspeak.
As the Russian revolutionary anarcho-collectivist, Mikhail Bakunin, famously put it:
“Take the most radical revolutionary and place him on the throne of all of Russias or give him dictatorial power, and before a year has past, he’ll become worse than the czar himself.”