Open Letter to the Libertarian Party 6-19-2012
As you know the Libertarian Party held its convention recently. A new Libertarian National Committee has been voted in. Those familiar with the LP know that it is more like the old LNC was voted out. It was dominated by a rightist cabal. It is unclear whether the new LNC is more libertarian-more radical-than the previous one. So far it seems that it is.
Unfortunately the previous LNC was able to accomplish a last dirty trick. It did not endorse the Progressive Libertarian Alliance Strategy (PLAS) and successfully put in place its republican lite executive ticket before getting voted out. This sucessfully ties up the ticket and all that establishment threatening ballot access.
However, it is possible to undo that dirty trick. If the new LNC is as radical as it may be. Simply pass a resolution that endorses PLAS. Then the repubican lite ticket is inconsistent with a PLAS ticket which would be a man progressive president/woman libertarian vice president-a so called fusion or coalition or unity ticket. It would have to be removed and replaced. This would be no quick and simple task.
But it could be done. And should be.
Likewise, the Green party is about to hold its convention . Their ballot access will also be wasted by not endorsing PLAS. They also will have politics as usual and nominate a ticket that will lose.
The Boston Tea party is evidently in very poor condition and not capable of much of anything.
The only other winning possible ticket according to PLAS would be an Independent fusion ticket with enough ballot access as Nader had in 2008. Evidently no such ticket is in the making including mine.
PLAS is running out of possibilities and time. That means the third parties and independents will have once again squandered their chances to sweep out the democrats and republicans.
Supporters of PLAS should try for the Libertarian party to remove its losing ticket and try to get the Green party to nominate a PLAS ticket.
I will try to attend the Green convention. I recommend the libertarians send a contingent to the Green convention. Richard Winger,said to be a libertarian, has informed me that he will be there.
Things are not looking good for PLAS in 2012, the Centennial of Teddy Roosevelt’s near victory in 1912. I recommend that anyone who would like to try to sweep out the democrats and republicans speak up as loudly as possible now. Otherwise prepare for all third parties and independents to lose-again-and we will be stuck with another four years at least of reactionary rule.
Here is his prior letter to the Greens:
June 4, 2012
Open Letter to the Green Party