Reader Jeremiah writes:
Love your site… Im surprised you haven’t wrote anything about Dean yet. It looks like he is looking for ideas on how to better change the Democratic Party… I say that we get tons of libertarians to send in feedback about how to add to our freedom and lower the size of government in our country(disguised as democrats, of course:).
Well, I think we have much to learn from the Democrats on Internet organization (I screamed at Fred Collins to read The Revolution Will Not Be Televised during the campaign). On the other hand, I don’t think Democrats will ever reasonably address core libertarian issues such as taxes, smaller government and entitlement programs (just as Republicans will not properly address the social liberalism view of keeping the government out of people’s private lives).
While we could probably make some headway bywith our libertarian requests, I think our efforts should also be directed at getting our own house in order (if a handful of prominant democrat bloggers could cause a DNC shake-up, then our own efforts surely could not be as difficult).
Once again though, politics and change boil down to money, and until we can get a critical mass of people who are going to tell the leadership that they aren’t going to donate another dime until some real change is made (or will start donating at all if there’s a new political viability), then we’re stuck sitting on our thumbs.
Now where did I put that mailing list with 23,000 college libertarians?