Libertarian Jackass

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

The Collapsing Political Right

Will libertarians ditch the "political right" in the U.S. and vote Democratic? Why? Because instead of smaller government, free market economics and fidelity to the Constitution, these libertarians associate conservatives and Bush’s Republican Party with an invade-and-democratize foreign policy, modest tax cuts accompanied by large-scale deficit spending, a growing welfare state and civil liberties threats in the name of national security. Libertarians believe in minimal government and maximum individual freedom. For them, their association with the GOP and the broader right was a means to an end. If the right and the Republicans change in ways less conducive to their goals, the means no longer serve the end.

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