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By several measures, the Libertarian Party is considered the largest third party in the United States—a nation which is overwhelmingly dominated by two major parties that typically capture more than 95% of the vote in partisan elections.
The Libertarian views are a hybrid of right wing economic policies and left wing social policies. Libertarians state that their platform follows from the consistent application of their guiding principle: "mutual respect for rights." They are therefore deeply supportive of the concept of individual liberty as a precondition for moral and stable societies. In their "Statement of Principles," they declare: "We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose."[cite this quote] To this end, Libertarians want to reduce the size of government (eliminating many of its current functions entirely).
Originally posted by open_eyeballs
I was watching the new celente video...He and his institute(?) has come to the conclusion that we are in the early stages of a revolution and a possible third party ready to emerge..
Personally Im on the fence with Celente simply because I can not follow competely all the technical financial mumbo jumbo him and the other talking heads throw at us...
He called the new party Progressive Libertarians...I thought it sounded interesting and summed up my ideological mindest of how politics should be...
so I say:
liberal on social issues
conservative monetary policies
conservative foreign policies
small...make that tiny federal government
no more wars
no more easy handouts
screw the war on drugs
screw the war on terrorism -or at least there needs to be a serious change in execution...no more blood for oil/ capitalism/ or globalization
no more mercenary contracts
localize the economies...secure our childrens future and help spur entrepeneurism ...once again...
which in turn will spur creativity...new ideas...new ways...and create growth
create an environment for prosperity...sound money...militarily isolationsism...No more Americans being used to further some globalization agendas...
dont give a crap about israel...
dont give a crap about bushs saudi arabia
and dont give a crap about china or russia
seperate the government and the media
no more fascism...no more lobbyists...
the only way to do it is through the guidance of our constitution and an amendment banning lobyists
Let freedom ring...liberty...free will...the pursuit of happiness...our foundation that allows brotherhood for all persons...
Not these pathetic partisan agendas that can be skewed by the corrupt leadership that happens to be in power...
No more yanking the American people around. No more lies, and keep the government, in every way possible, out of our lives...
I am not eager to join a party and wouldn't even if another one or ten emerged.