I consider Libertarians to BE the Left. I have no interest in a coalition with my enemies.
Are we talking libertarians or Libertarians?
Even if you mean big L libertarians there are too many glaring differences between them and the left for that to be a reasonable position.
Conservatives have no common ground with the left. You can pick almost any issue, and there will be no agreement.
However, conservatives and libertarians agree on a lot of issues, especially civil liberties, entitlement spending, and taxes.
If you were to set aside your differences on the issues where you disagree, you might actually make some progress on the issues where you agree.
Or, you could continue alienating anyone that has a bit of disagreement with you, and shrink into obscurity.
“I consider Libertarians to BE the Left.”
We think much the same of you. Have fun trying to win elections without us. Or better yet when we split the vote in 3 way contests.
Uppercase L versus lowercase L is drastic difference. Uppercase Libertarian Party types are basically 50% low empathy Hedonists... Anarchists, clinical or subclinical sociopaths.
Lowercase L liberatians believe in the rule of law, the original intent of the Constitution, the purpose and scope of federal government, and attest to the the Milton Friedman take on private enterprise and free market capitalism as being the best, most natural, economic model.
I look forward to a shift within the Republican Party away from the Rove douchebaggery... we have some good voices for the direction we should be taking here... run with it.
Rand is part of this process that I welcome... as a conservative leaning libertarian.
Flame away... "you are not a real conservative... blah blah DU Troll blah blah blah".
I'll be comforted in knowing I ain't alone here.