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Dmitri Mehlhorn: “Work within the GOP” is terrible advice for libertarians who want to be effective


Dmitri Mehlhorn, author and political activist, offers an interesting analysis of why Republican exhortations that libertarians should “work within the GOP,” an argument usually framed in terms of being pragmatic and effective, is really neither.

Mehlhorn points out that being swing voters, and building up the Libertarian Party, are both more effective options than always voting Republican and hoping to be rewarded for it.… Read more ...

Rand Paul accuses Libertarians of being spoilers, says they need to “vote Republican” and “make the GOP bigger”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), in  an interview with the Manchester Union-Leader editorial board:

“I’ve been there. I’ve seen what it’s like in the third-party world,” he said. “Our system is directed to the two parties and I made the decision when I started running for political office that I am a constitutional conservative and Libertarian-leaning Republican.

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