Brian’s Column: Next Step for the LP? (Part 2)

Leveraging the LP to create a majority party
by Brian Wright

MajorityPartyIn Part 1 of this piece suggesting a new direction for Libertarians,
I made my case based on the following chain of observations and premises:

  1. There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the 2012 Libertarian Party (LP) presidential candidate Gary Johnson and the Green—practically and essentially a ‘peace’ party—presidential candidate Jill Stein… when it comes to peace and civil liberties. Continue reading

Brian’s Column: Next Step for the Libertarian Party? (Part 1)

Part 1 of 2: Time for a ‘paradigm shift’ in grand strategy?
by Brian Wright (Part 2 here)

Johnson_SteinOn the night before the recent election, I’m watching the alternative debates on The site streams the verbal contest between presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party, only it isn’t much of a contest. The topic is foreign policy, focusing primarily on peace and civil liberties, their positions virtually identical: yes and yes. [Dr. Stein, IMHO, has the greater civil libertarian street credit, having been arrested and held for a day by police for taking part in an Occupy Wall Street protest.] Continue reading

Brian’s Column: ‘Citizens United’ Ruling, January 2010

What Hath “the Supremes” Wrought?
The January 21, 2010 ‘Citizens United’ ruling on corporate funding of political campaigns strikes raw nerve(s)–originally posted 2/1/10

Amazingly, what should have been a routine narrowly construed remedy to a violation of a nonprofit conservative group’s (Citizens United’s) freedom to show a documentary about Hillary Clinton seems to have opened a floodgate for corporate money and power into the campaign process. But on the bright side, The People are beginning to question the incestuous relationship between the corporate power and the state power… and the moral legitimacy of both. — bw Continue reading