The Libertarian and Republican Parties Should Merge
The Libertarian and Republican Parties should merge to form a new party.
The Libertarian Republican Party.
Not all Republicans and Libertarians are willing to admit it, but they have much more in common with each other than they do with Democrats. Not all Republicans and Tea Party people are willing to admit it, but the Tea Party is more Libertarian than Republican.
It’s time to get everyone together on the issues they care about most, smaller more responsible government, increased personal freedom, fiscal conservatism and strong defense.
American voters are increasingly concerned about fiscal issues and less concerned about social issues. That’s not to say that social conservatives should be asked to compromise their values in any way, nor should socially liberal Libertarians be expected to embrace ideas with which they disagree.
Pro-life Republicans should recognize that while some Libertarians are pro-choice, at least they don’t think the government i.e. taxpayers, should pay for abortions. Libertarians who care about drug legalization should recognize that while many Republicans disagree with them, at least Republicans aren’t the ones slapping the large soda out of their hands and forcing them to buy health insurance.
A Libertarian Republican Party would have the flexibility to run candidates which fit the voters of specific areas. In a state like Georgia, run socially conservative Libertarian Republican candidates. In a state like Oregon, run socially liberal Libertarian Republican candidates. In both places, emphasize personal freedom from government control and prosperity driven by a free market.
Freedom is really the key. Ideas like freedom and liberty know no color, no gender, no religion, no sexual orientation and no nationality but American.
Ignore consultants who now say Republicans must appeal to constituencies X, Y, and Z. If the ideas are appealing and popular, people of every kind will flock to them. Go back to the basics. People came to this land and formed America because they wanted to be free from government constraints and tyranny. People continue to come to America today for the same reasons.
The Libertarian and Republican Parties must stop acting like cousins who hate sitting next to each other at the holiday dinner table. It’s time for both to recognize what they have in common and work together. The Tea Party has already shown the way.
If Libertarians, Republicans, Conservatives and the Tea Party united as one behind a platform of freedom, prosperity and peace, the Democratic Party would never win another national election.