Derb is a good guy, and I like his podcast. Here is the link to this article. I am just going to post the note that was sent to him, because it sums up a lot of the sentiment that has been flooding the LPIN HQ.
“Mr. D — As a ‘young intellectual conservative’ mulling over factions in the coming Big Conservative Brouhaha, I’m thinking of jumping the USS GOP in favor of the Libertarian party. 3 quick reasons
- It’s ideologically coherent. Or, at least, built on a strong foundation of promoting individual liberty and, y’know, actually deferring to the Constitution.
- It’s ‘cool’. Libertarians are generally viewed as either uncompromising personal freedoms/open market zealots, or in the case of those just looking for a political party that justifies their bad behavior, party animals. Both are preferable to the ‘sexually repressed bigoted fundamentalist freakshow’ image the Republican party now engenders, thanks largely to the media and, well, Republicans in general lately.
- Compassionate conservatism sucks. I don’t want a holy-roller welfare state any more than I want a degenerate welfare state.”