Thomas Sipos writes at Libertarian Peacenik (excerpt):
The socialist Peace and Freedom Party candidate, Richard Castaldo, advocates the following positions on his home page:
1. Defund all wars of imperialism, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
2. Single-payer not-for-profit healthcare.
3. Abolish corporate “personhood.” Rights belong to human beings, not corporations.
4. Terminate the Patriot Act and restore the Bill of Rights.
5. End corporate bailouts and create green jobs.
Castaldo’s positions 1 and 4 are entirely libertarian. Many libertarians would agree with position 3. Position 5 is at least half libertarian. Only position 2 is clearly anti-libertarian.
Two out of five of Castaldo’s positions (1 and 4) directly, aggressively, and unapologeticly address the core issues of our expanding wars and increasing loss of freedoms.
Why is the socialist Peace and Freedom Party more vocally libertarian on these key issues than the so-called Libertarian Party?
Do you see why I’m no longer a registered Libertarian? Why I’ve registered non-partisan and ignore party labels?
I’m not saying who I’ll be voting for this November. But antiwar voters should educate themselves about every candidate, in every state and district. Then vote based on the issues that the candidates advocate (vocally and aggressively, not buried in some fine print). Don’t waste your vote on something as meaningless as party labels.
Libertarian candidates must earn votes from libertarians, not be given votes simply because candidates have an L before their names.