November 6, 2012

Libertario Delenda Est

I am on to something.

Xxxxxx wrote: "JK, that's [Christopher DeMuth's ObamaCare editorial] the most chilling summary I've heard that sways me toward a Romney vote. If we lose the free market completely, there is no going back, regardless of how much better the NEXT candidate could be."

Plus I am in good really awesome company. Randy Barnett (HOSS) has a guest editorial in the WSJ today:
As a young libertarian, I was very enthusiastic about the formation of the Libertarian Party. I proudly cast my vote for Roger MacBride for president. I attended the 1975 national convention in New York that nominated him. But, while I am as libertarian today as I was then, I have come to believe that the Libertarian Party was a mistake.

The reason is simple. Unlike a parliamentary system in which governments are formed by coalitions of large and small parties, our electoral system is a first-past-the-post, winner-take-all one in which a winning presidential candidate just needs to get more than 50% of the vote. This means each contending "major" party is itself a coalition that needs to assemble enough diverse voting groups within it to get to 51%. Hence the need to appeal to the so-called moderates and independents rather than the more "extreme" elements within.


Libertario Delenda Est. Like sister dagny, I will continue my quest win or lose. I intend to keep my focus on making the GOP more libertarian and libertarians more Republican. There will be much work either way.

2012 Election Posted by John Kranz at November 6, 2012 1:31 PM

Awesome! Let me know if I will be needing to dip into my beer money.

Posted by: johngalt at November 6, 2012 2:14 PM

With you all down the line, brother!

Posted by: Ellis Wyatt at November 6, 2012 6:54 PM | What do you think? [2]