I got an email from the LP today talking about the results of this year’s convention. I’m saddened by the presidential ticket, disgusted by the gutted platform, and dismayed at what having a party has done to the movement.
Self identified libertarians are becoming less libertarian. I believe this is, in no small part, caused by the political compromises vocal party members have tried to make over the years in failed attempts to win politically.
I’m convinced that liberty must be won culturally, socially, and personally. It’s one thing to support Ron Paul as a liberty opposition candidate in a fascist party. It is another thing entirely to associate the Party formerly known as “The Party of Principle” with Fascist candidates. The first is a successful tactic in a cultural battle for the zeitgeist. The second if a doomed-to-failure, ass-backword technique at best, and a terrible betrayal at best. This year I won’t be voting for a president. It’ll only encourage them. I will mourn the passing of the Libertarian Party. And hope these goobs choose a more accurate name, like SLOF, or the Tennis shoe on your neck Party.
I sent them this email in response to their Plea for Cash:
Take me off your list. I'm no longer interested in associating with a party willing to select non libertarians as candidates. Libertarianism is about liberty, it has a guiding moral Principal in ZAP. Since you've chosen to stray from the principal I'll stray from the party. Hopfully you'll choose a new name soon, like the Slightly Less Offensive Facists. In short: unsubscribe.