19/04/2004

Les libertariens et le GOP

Randy Barnett, auteur de Restoring the Lost Constitution : The Presumption of Liberty et de The Structure of Liberty avait écrit dans le National Review de novembre 2002 une liste de choses qui devraient être changées dans le parti Républicain si celui-ci avait envie de s'approprier les votes des libertariens.  Extraits:

 

Oppose intrusions into privacy…

 

Oppose intrusions upon the Bill of Rights…

Nominate more libertarian-conservative judges like Clarence Thomas to the courts who care about protecting individual liberty, not just traditionalist-conservative judges like Robert Bork who care most about the "liberty" of the majority to enshrine its preferences into law. (His words not mine.) Appoint judges who care about federalism, the Second Amendment, and also about the First Amendment and the unenumerated rights "retained by the people" referred to in the Ninth Amendment. The more Republicans do this, the more trusted they will be by libertarians and I cannot imagine this costing them votes from the middle swing voters. The more they fail to do this, the more votes they will lose to Libertarian-party candidates.

Care about federalism in the Congress…

 

Care more about the free market…

 

Back off Prohibition…

 

Unless, of course, Republicans don't really want those extra senators and governors.

 

Ces arguments sont encore plus d'actualité aujourd'hui qu'en 2002



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