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I'm fed up with our broken democracy. There are more than two political parties damn it!
Originally posted by asmeone2
Originally posted by reticledc
May Suggest "Americans against corporate government"
That's a good one... I hate it when people makes ones that say something like "Nazi Amerika" because I think the shock value overwhelms the message.
Perhaps the greatest difficulty is that the current rank-and-file of the Libertarian Party is made up of people especially interested in national issues. The LP was founded by a handful of people disgusted with Richard Nixon’s betrayal of libertarian and conservative principles by leaving the gold standard and imposing wage and price ceilings. While Libertarians have run for office at all levels, the traditional emphasis of the Libertarian Party has been the Presidential campaign. Convincing the current rank-and-file that the only way to actually make change at the national level is to start at the local level is difficult—but it must be done
The second prong of the strategy is to build a partisan Libertarian base by informing the voters who want more personal and economic liberty that they are libertarians and that the Libertarian Party is devoted to helping them achieve their goals. By far the best way to inform voters about the Libertarian Party is in the context of a partisan political campaign. The best way to communicate to voters that the Libertarian Party shares their values and goals is to have candidates state that they support more personal and economic liberty and then make that view concrete by stating a few positions on issues that expand personal and economic liberty in ways that most libertarian voters support.
Who are these libertarian voters? Gallup polls have shown that about 20% of voters believe that government should do less and shouldn’t try to promote any specific sort of values. Rassmussen polling has shown that about 15% of voters fit within the “libertarian quadrant” as defined by the Advocates’ World’s Smallest Political Quiz. While the Gallup questions and the WSPQ are imperfect, this provides a rough estimate of the sort of voters that should be targeted. What has not been done effectively is to discover which specific expansions of personal and economic liberty that a large majority of those voters would support. More polling and focus group work is essential to craft the message that most appeals to the 20% of voters who want more personal and economic liberty.
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
reply to post by TheRedneck
As always you come to the rescue.
Yes, something like that should be our mission statement.
Let's work on that, with Redneck's contribution as a starting part.
ProfEmeritus thanks for pointing me to this thread from the other thread. I would rather try this than having to start lynching people as I can't really afford that much rope at the moment.
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Should our movement also have goals to support 1 term limits for all federally elected officials, with an option to RECALL by a simply majority?
What about a goal to standardize primaries across the country, on the same day?
Also, what about a place on the ballot for "None of the Above", and if it gets the most votes, then new candidates must be selected?
Are these the sort of things we should also look at?
Originally posted by Aislin
I think the Electoral College should be abolished.
education of the average american is the key. knowledge is exposure, its the light shining into the shadows where the parasitic vermin thrive.