The way things are going, the presidential debates will have only Trump and Jorgensen on stage.
Why would anyone take seriously a so called libertarian party that offers up candidates like Gary Johnson?? and William Weld?????? as their presidential ticket?
There shouldn’t be a need for a Libertarian party. Ideally, the Republican Party should be the party of small government, less spending, fewer regulations, and more freedom.
Libertarians shoot for the stars again with no chance of getting there.
Libertarians have a handful of elected members across the country and a few loud individuals shouting from their mother’s basement/
They like to sit around drinking wine or craft beer talking about how smart they are.
Until Libertarians get to work and form a power base in local areas they will continue to be only spoilers.
I’m tired of Libertarians wasting everybody’s time every 4 years. We have a 2-party system, deal with it. We actually elected a President in the Republican party that wasn’t a Republican by tradition. No one gets every tenet of their belief system wrapped up into a single candidate. Not the conservatives or the leftists ever realize that kind of dream. Libertarians can finally put the bong down, grow up, and vote (R) or (D) and act like an adult.
Stossel is stuck on STUPID!! Does he REALLY think Dr. Jo can deal with CHINA, Russia, Ukraine, the DEMOCRATS??? Get REAL, Johnny, go put your big boy pants on!
Just a fast look at the numbers in case some Libertarian wets their pants on this thread.
As per the Libertarian web site they have 177 elected politicians in the country.
The US has 3,007 counties.
That works out to 1 Libertarian per 16.98 counties.
Pretty thin on the ground - no base.
A psych professor
Nope. Nope. Nopeity nope
Ms Jo J wants open borders, so no she does not want to defend America from foreign invaders. She does not want to defend America period.
“She correctly points out that government “is too big, too bossy, too nosy, and way too intrusive.”
LOL So she’s so great, she stole Trump’s platform. Will the lunacy ever end? Refreshing, Stossel?
What date will all government hand out programs be cancelled? Right after inauguration speech? The candidate must list every program to be ended,time and date before election rate of example,Food Stamps,housing allowances,planned parenthood,education dept.,energy dept,etc.
Libertarian motto- the perfect must always be the enemy of the good.
Stossel’s advocacy resolves to electing the Democrat. Nothing more.
Absolutely agree with the first part of this. The second part is problematic though, because the government is actively driving some of these businesses out. The entire reason all of these various 'licenses' to do business exist is go give government overwhelming power over various businesses.
She points out that government is not as good as individuals at deciding where money should go. "Government money usually goes to their friends and special interests and lobbyists."
This is absolutely true.
For myself, I'm inclined to give Trump another term. However, in general, voting democrat and republican is not really helping our nation. Giving someone else a go would be a nice change of pace.
I haven't looked yet, but I'm quite sure this thread will be chock full of insults towards libertarians in general. Most folks who lean libertarian that I know also tend to lean more to the conservative side of things on most subjects. The reflexive insults is not really a good way to make friends with those folks.