Magazine article on whether Canadian Greens can appeal to Libertarians

Thanks to Ballot Access News for the tip…

(excerpt from) The Western Standard
Elizabeth May stands firm on marijuana legalization and opposition to mandatory minimums
posted by Matthew Johnston / Saturday, July 04, 2009

What does the Green Party have to offer libertarian voters? That’s the question I had in mind when I attended a wine and cheese fundraiser for Elizabeth May [Canadian Green Party Leader] in Calgary on Thursday…

…May answered without hesitation in support of reforming Canada’s drug laws. She argued that prohibition fuels organized crime; that the government’s hysterical anti-marijuana propaganda is teaching children to mistrust all anti-drug messages; and that mandatory minimum sentencing doesn’t work.

May continues to show courage on social policy, opposing harmful government prohibitions. Her scepticism of big government, however, disappears when it comes to fiscal and economic policy, where she prefers interventionism.

32 thoughts on “Magazine article on whether Canadian Greens can appeal to Libertarians

  1. NewFederalist

    Oh, oh… I fear a “Progressive Alliance Strategy” rambling is soon to follow. 🙂

  2. Robert Milnes

    Hey, I had nothing to do with this. But I have recently asked Richard Winger to attend the GP ANC In Durham. July 23-26. I asked him if he had any green contacts.

  3. Robert Milnes

    What does the Green Party have to offer libertarian voters? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The opportunity to win-for a change. Coordinate your votes instead of throwing them away by the millions-to the dems & reps. Whydontcha?

  4. Robert Milnes

    Karen, hubby can hose the crops with Miracle Grow & stick the pigs & slop the cows & push them over when they fall sleep & collect the eggs from the hens. Hey, I know where eggs come from. While you are gone a day or two. NC is just a hop, skip & a jump away!

  5. Robert Milnes

    The chickens lay them in cartons a dozen at a time. All you have to do is blindfold them so they don’t see you take their cartons. Well, there’s a little more to it. You have to wash the cartons or people won’t buy them.

  6. Mike Theodore

    Wow. That was one of the worst Progressive Alliance strategy rants I’ve read in some time. What the heck are you talking about, man?!

  7. Robert Milnes

    & watch out for those boring sane people. Quite regularly they break out into a frenzy. Up to & including having a war. Even optional ones. See: President Bush/Iraq War.

  8. paulie

    Robert,

    I imagine it is way too late to get invited to speak there, at least if you are not a major celebrity of some sort.

  9. Robert Milnes

    Well gpw had a recent post where suggested speakers were proposed. Exactly my Catch-22. My claim to fame is The Progressive Libertarian Alliance. As long as it is seen as just my theory, I’m a nobody.

  10. paulie

    He said he’s never been to a green convention & would like to.

    I made the tail end of one in Milwaukee, 2004 and the whole thing in Chicago, 2008. You should go if you can afford the gas, but I really do not think you have any chance at a speaking slot, sorry.

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