The LNC is Broken
For anyone who has not done so, I urge you to read Lew Rockwell’s article posted on LRC today regarding “statist” libertarians. Lew correctly states that the Libertarian National Committee, the national wing of the organized Libertarian Party, has taken a horrifyingly pragmatic and statist stance on issues for quit some time, most recently in its proposed exit strategy for Iraq. While I had glanced at this on a recent cursory visit to the Libertarian Party’s official website, I had not taken the time to read it in detail. Lew sums it up perfectly as a complete betrayal of genuine libertarian principles by "libertarian leaders" who have simply been “inside the [
Rather than be part of an organization that seems uninterested in doing anything but singing self-congratulating slogans with members of the choir, I turned in my LP card nearly five years ago, writing the LNC a long letter explaining why (a letter which, incidentally, never drew a response, which I considered strange for an organization allegedly begging for members). I’ve come since then to the conclusion that organized political parties such as the Libertarians are not what will ultimately restore liberty to the
Rather, we should all do what we can as individuals to “evangelize” (for lack of a better term) the blessings of liberty and the free market to as wide an audience as possible. Only when sufficient numbers of Americans realize the swindle that has been perpetrated on them over the last century and a half will enough of them get sufficiently angry to take action. For this they will not need a political party that has compromised its ideals. With that thought in mind, I would urge everyone to do what I’m about to do: get “evangelical” with as many of those around you as possible. That will accomplish more than any political campaign and will show better than anything else how much the individual can accomplish.