Founder of the Libertarian Party Calls for the Party to be Radical or Remain Irrelevant

Posted: 17 December 2008 by Little Alex in Political Science
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Lew Rockwell interviews David Nolan — fellow Skull, founder of the Libertarian Party, and inventor of the Nolan Chart (where “The Political Compass Test” derives):

  1. […] Little Alex in Wonderland provides the following summary: He points out the fact that if the LP is going to be nothing more than what the Republican Party should be, there’s no use for it — as it can’t get past unelectability. […]

  2. Eric Dondero says:

    Three words:

    Republican Liberty Caucus.

    The Libertarian Party has the RLC to contend with on it’s Right flank. If the LP moves in the Leftist direction as Nolan wants, the Party will only alienate a great many Pro-Defese and other mainstream libertarians who can’t stand the leftwing. And they’ll all flee to the RLC, Club for Growth, Palin for President 2012, US Term Limits and other more mainstream libertarian efforts.

    It’s a win-win for Libertarian Republicans. If the LP moves Left, we get a bulk of LP members into our movement, and if the LP moves more mainstream, we get more competition put on our GOP compatriots to become more libertarian.

    • 6dbl5321 says:

      No one is “anti-Defense.” And the words “left” and “right” are just Newspeak, so the Leftist angle doesn’t work because you have to define it and it can’t be done because the political spectrum isn’t linear. Your comment is unclear.

      I’m not sure if you listened to the interview, but Nolan discusses the RLC.

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