If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. -- James Madison
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
In Defense of the Libertarian Macho Flash
I followed libertarian politics long before I began writing about it. One of my first articles on the subject appeared in the May 2001 issue of Liberty magazine.
I enjoy looking back on these "blasts from the past" to see where my predictions came true, where I was off the mark, and to what extent I may have changed in my outlook.
In my article, "In Defense of the Libertarian Macho Flash," I advised Libertarians to not dilute their principles in trying to win elections. I told them to instead use the LP as an educational tool. I believed then, as I do now, that the LP will never become a major political party, no matter what it does, and so it should instead focus on its only real strength: education.