Comments on: The Best Introduction to Libertarianism Ever http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/07/16/the-best-introduction-to-libertarianism-ever/ Property - Prosperity - Peace Sat, 09 May 2015 08:06:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 By: Kelley http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/07/16/the-best-introduction-to-libertarianism-ever/#comment-1833 Sat, 14 May 2011 03:13:16 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=3100#comment-1833 I read my first copy of Reason magazine in the early 1980’s. I started reading Von Mises, Adam Smith, and several Libertarian newsletters. Reagan was the last president I voted for that won. I became increasingly disaffected with the Republican party and their talking the talk, but not following through with action. However, I continued, and still continue, to work through it: Not because I believe the government should hold our hands and legislate goodness, but because they have far more political power than Libertarians. I voted for Barr in 2008. I am also one of the delegates who voted Bennett OUT in convention. I still consider myself a Libertarian, but until we have some sort of consensus, or some kind of revolution to take down the two party system, Libertarians, like myself and Ron Paul, will have to work through one of the big two. These books you recommend sound great, but do they offer any suggestions for getting the Libertarian viewpoint into the mainstream? For getting Libertarians elected? For getting two Libertarians to agree on more than minimal government and maximum personal freedom? I believe that the tea party may indeed be the stimulus to propel Libertarianism into the main stream. Now, are we going to have the courage to act on that power?

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By: Stephan Kinsella http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/07/16/the-best-introduction-to-libertarianism-ever/#comment-673 Sun, 18 Jul 2010 23:12:53 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=3100#comment-673 No, the Tea Party is not libertarian and I didn’t imply they are. But some among them maybe increasingly interested in libertarian ideas–for them, it’s good this book is out there.

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By: lawecon http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/07/16/the-best-introduction-to-libertarianism-ever/#comment-672 Sun, 18 Jul 2010 20:04:43 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=3100#comment-672 Wait a minute. Let me get this straight. You believe that the Tea Party movement is an extension of or part of libertarians. Say what?

I haven’t heard anything this ridiculous since that poll came out a couple of years ago claiming that about 40% of Americans were REALLY libertarians.

Some people need to come to grips with the real world.

Craig J. Bolton

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