I DON'T FALL IN LOVE with politicians – the last presidential candidate I voted for with ardor was Ronald Reagan in 1980 – and my heart doesn't break when those I support don't win. Nor am I a party loyalist. As a conservative I vote for Republicans more often than not; for those of us committed to free enterprise, limited government, military strength, and a healthy civil society, there is usually no better option. But the Republican Party isn't the conservative movement. And a GOP defeat doesn't mean conservatism – or the GOP, for that matter – is in crisis....
BayOWulf wrote: "But Libertarians are ... really? Are they actually a Political Party or just a place to gather all the oddballs?" Most people think libertarians are nuts because those people don't understand principles. They are used to government by whim. With the Bushes we suffered under Republican whim; today we suffer under Democratic whim. Libertarians believe, and history agrees, that the best government - that which gives its citizens the best opportunity to choose their fate - is small government. A small government does not give politicians and bureaucrats creeping power over the people. Republicans must form a fiscally conservative - socially liberal coalition with the libertarians if they wish to defeat socialism.
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