Skip to comments.Libertarians Seeking 'True Conservatives'
Posted on 02/24/2005 6:27:01 AM PST by Happy2BMe
Libertarians Seeking 'True Conservatives'
By Susan Jones
CNSNews.com Morning Editor
February 24, 2005
(CNSNews.com) -- The Libertarian Party says its representatives were "very well received" by conservatives at a recent conference in Washington.
"We met a lot of people who are either supportive of our ideas or who simply support having an alternative to the big-government ideal put forward by the Republicans and Democrats," said Sam New, who organized the Libertarian Party's activities at the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference in Washington.
The Libertarian Party was a first-time cosponsor of the Feb. 17-19 CPAC Conference, and its involvement was a "big step forward" for the Party, said Executive Director Joe Seehusen in a report on the group's website.
"Our profile has been low for some time, and we were able to showcase our party in a positive light to many people and groups, including a large number of students and small business owners."
Seehusen, who considers President George W. Bush a socialist, said the Libertarians' support for limited government and appreciation for individual rights strikes a cord with many people who call themselves Republicans or conservatives.
"Many of them stopped by our booth to learn more," which is exactly why the Libertarians decided to take part in CPAC this year, he said.
The Libertarians believe they can appeal to "true conservatives" (as opposed to "big-government neo-conservatives") on a number of issues.
"By taking part in this CPAC conference, we hope to show that Libertarians are the true fiscal conservatives -- much more so than the Republicans are," Seehusen said on the Libertarian website.
He said the party is studying how successful groups market themselves, so the Libertarian Party "can more effectively reach out to conservatives" in the future.
There are some Libertian policies that conservatives (and especially Republicans) simply will not go for, and open borders are one of them. I don't think many on here are advocating voting for the LP. I simply wish that libertian-minded conservatives would have more influence within the GOP. I certainly don't agree with all LP policies, but as a principled small-government type who believes in personal responsibility and hates government waste, it's hard not to be alarmed at where the GOP is today. Was the Contract With America (which turned out to be all talk) really just 10 years ago?
I'm for secure borders, the death penalty and other things that don't jive with the LPP, but there are many libertarian/conservative ideas that the GOP continues to move away from.
There is no need for an amendment to remove that power from the federal government, because no amendment was enacted giving that power to the federal government in the first place.
Since no one in the world has ever been nor ever will be those things, one must assume you are AGAIN arguing against Americans and their form of government. Please suggest YOUR ideal form of government since you don't like our form.
The Taliban seems to be the model that fits your ideal.
Advocating Holy war (Jihad) against the American culture is not a moral thing.
I don't believe they propose an amoral anarchy, rather, letting morals be decided by the people as a social issue rather than enforced by the government as a legal issue. Society will still look down upon the heroin junkie, whether it's legal or not. We do it with alcoholics now.
Your link got broken. The post containing quotes in support of your beliefs was Msg#60.
Police are all jackbooted, and even though Ronald Reagen wouldn't give them time of day they believe they think along the same lines.
And don't let names like Patriot or True Conservative fool you, it always boils down to Cops arresting them for Breaking the law aka Their Right to Keep and Bear Pot.
and as long as they want to prevent any drilling on American soil, and force a 4 buck a gallon tax on gasoline, count me out too.
the other prob with libs, is they are so anti-business. if you think you have trouble running your business now, wait till the Nader types get in there and really start to put the vice on your nuts.
Robert Bork calls this position radical Individualism and rightly calls it a rot on true liberty. Read Slouching Toward Gomorra.
Please name the ones you are referring to.
Also, please give a detailed list of the government forbidden substances you have consumed in your life. It's important to be consistent on who has and has not used drugs. Thank you.
Er... yeah. Because the Founders didn't believe in the soviergn individual or anything right? I mean, that whole "We the People" thing wasn't referring to INDIVIDUALs now was it?
So since Christians appear to be losing the culture war, you'd prefer for your beliefs to be enforced by the government at gunpoint?
A factually false statement. Liberatarians are for legalizing drugs. That is forcing others (me) to believe as they do through coercion.
Well said. The "Pot Platform" has forever tainted the Party.
One of the most bizarre of all the posts. Kevvie boy,,is that you?
Both those pictures are evident of small minds.
How about this?
If after some aribrary amount of time (say 5 or 10 years) after their sentence is completed they are allowed to vote.
This is the goal.
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