Posted by Brian at Liberty Point:
That’s a good question, I’m glad you asked.
Rhys M. Blavier asks this question in an article on Liberty for All. He concludes with a positive rephrase of the oft cited Ronald Reagan quote.
“Government is not the solution. It is the problem — which we must learn to solve.”
I like his rephrase much better.
“Libertarianism must end its stunted childhood,” Rhys writes. “To become meaningful, we must move it beyond a simply philosophy into a practical vision for realistic government.”
Then he posits a serious of questions. I’ve asked myself similar questions, and that’s why I set up this website to promote practical and principled politics for libertarians.
- There will be government, so how can we improve it?
- There will be taxes, so how can we make them beneficial rather than draconian?
- A movement can not succeed simply by being against things, so what are we for?
- What is the role of government?
- What is the purpose of laws?“
- For whom do we speak?“
- To whom do we speak?“
- How do we become perceived as being inclusive and not exclusive?
Let the positive thinking begin.