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August 27, 2006

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Nothing's inevitable.

Further, it's not clear that secular libertarians defecting to the Democrats would cause the expulsion of the leftist wing; you might just see a secular-values coalition between liberals and libertarians. Recall that lefties right now are much more exercised about social than economic issues; look at this immigration mess. Not that this would help libertarians promulgate their policy. But being in the same party as the liberals, you might get laid more ;)

BTW, since most of the country's socially conservative and economically liberal, anti-libertarian as it is, it is in some sense the will of the people.

This is the future and it is inevitable.

Don't bet on it.

BTW, since most of the country's socially conservative and economically liberal, anti-libertarian as it is, it is in some sense the will of the people.

If Canada doesn't muck up, they may end up getting another citizen to add to their population.

The present Republican party has very little to do with libertarian views. It is run by authoritarian corporatists.

For instance, the Bush administration believes it has the power to detain citizens without trial, wiretap without court supervision, and (just recently) deny US citizens the right to re-enter the country, making them stateless persons.

Please explain to me how this attitude (amply documented in John Dean's recent book) has anything to do with either Libertarianism or Christianity.

There is also no chance at all of the Democratic party adopting Libertarian principles, at least no further than Clintonism. Certainly they are the last hope of secularist common sense, but given their core base of unions, government workers, and the working class in general they are not likely to be advocating minimal government any time soon.

Your analysis is not even internally consistent. If the Democrats are a minority party they will not be in a position to kick out their own left wing.

The only libertarian* politician in the Republican party is Ron Paul. Which is one more than exists in the Democratic party. The war is over, the socialists have won.

* - you can replace this with "person who understands the Constitution and thinks it should actually be followed" to get the same outcome

The Republican party will not become the socialist party because they need money from big businesses. Without money, no party can be competitive.

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