Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Republicans and Democrats ... if only

Regardless of the result tonight, this should be the future of the Republican party. Check here for endorsed liberty oriented candidates. Check here for the ratings of existing congress members on a scale from authoritarian to libertarian – you’ll see none of the Democrats rank beyond centrist, but many Republicans do.
This is the heart of what the Republican Party should be about – not evangelical Christianity. The Democratic Party’s equivalent is nothing quite the same, but it would be nice if politics in the US was about debating THAT difference, rather than anti-capitalists vs. Christian evangelism.
Tonight, the victories of the Democrats will be no victories for individual liberty. A US liberal is typically only liberal on some personal freedoms (usually ignoring drugs and censorship - remember the Clinton administration started proposing internet censorship), but most liberal with other people's money.

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