Third Parties

Some worried that Libertarians might again prove the spoilers in a race or three, throwing tight races to the Democrats. But let me tell you something about (small-l) libertarians.


We come in two flavors. First, are the nutcases who want nothing less than to re-wire human nature as thoroughly as Stalin’s plan for a New Soviet Man. More practical are those like myself, who see no (or little) contradiction between a strong state to wage war abroad, and healthy civil liberties at home.

The former were far more likely to keep voting (big-L) Libertarian in today’s election. The latter were much more likely to hold their noses (literally, in the case of Arthur Silber) and vote Republican. All this explains, at least to a small degree, Sununu’s win in New Hampshire.

So don’t think your vote doesn’t matter.

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