Posted at Liberty For All
by George Phillies
Our Libertarian Party stands at its golden moment. American voters are disgusted with their major parties, the parties of perpetual war, perpetual crony bailouts, and perpetual expansion of our national debt. They know Washington politicians don’t care what their constituents think.
The people of America crave an alternative. That’s us. That’s our Libertarian Party, the Party of Common Sense.
Our opportunities stand right before us.
All we need to do is to reach out and take them.
We need to show America we are the Party of Good Sense. We do that by running on issues that people care about, issues like Peace, Opportunity, and Liberty.
*Peace? End the Asian Land Wars. Bring our troops home to their families.
*Opportunity? End Washington fiscal profligacy. Stop bailing out the crooked cronies of a corrupt Congress.
*Liberty? Shut down the warfare surveillance state.
That’s our Common Sense Libertarian message.
Yes, we’re Libertarians. We thrive on civil disagreement. We need a National Committee ready and able to fight our real opponents.
Some Libertarians ask: Do we really need 50-state ballot access? I say: My goal is thriving Libertarian Parties for every state, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and everywhere else our flag flies.
Some Libertarians talk about fund raising. I say: Talk about fund spending! Spend our money on public outreach. Spend our money on local organization. ABOVE ALL, spend our money to elect candidates. Spend our money effectively, and our donors will reward us ten-fold.
Some Libertarians talk about purity tests. I say: Leave purity tests to high school students. Elect an LNC that wants to do work.
Some Libertarians fear a takeover. I say: We need a make-over. Bring small-L libertarians into our party. Embrace the anti-war coalitions that Republicans and Democrats hate. Greet the GLBTQ activists Obama and McCain scorn. Welcome women’s rights supporters double-crossed by Congressional liberals.
Some Libertarians mobilize for platform debates. I say: Yes, Mobilize the Libertarians. Mobilize our fellow Libertarians to do real politics.
How do we do that? We need a national party leadership with a vision for the future. We need a national party leadership with sensible plans. We need a national party leadership with fire in its belly. We need a national party leadership willing to work for our party.
I’m delighted to see that across America good Libertarians are announcing their intent to run for our National Committee. They share a glorious objective: Put our Libertarian party on the New Path, the path to Libertarian Renaissance.
Last week, Angela Keaton used the pages of Liberty For All to urge me to run for National Chair. This week, Eva Kosinski used Gold America Group to do the same. Since then, I’ve been deluged with words of encouragement.
Let me paraphrase a distinguished foreign leader, many of whose fellow nationals and their descendants are now fine Americans: My life is but a feather. My duty to my party is a crushing mountain. Mindful of the words of my fellow libertarians, I find I have no alternative: I must shoulder this burden.
I hereby announce that I am a candidate for National Chair of our Party.