Doing Big Things

Democrats are a coalition of special interest groups that come together to elect politicians that will assist those special interest groups. Republicans are monolithic. Any diversion from the common line is usually met with punishment.

Libertarians need to quickly understand that they are a coalition of closely related philosophical coalitions. The problem is that those small differences often cause easy rifts. As a party, the LP needs to stop trying to emulate the monolithic Republicans, and embrace the coalition mind set of the Democrats. We may not always agree on philosophy or tactics, but we still need to come together to work towards a common goal by being a little more tolerant of each others differences.

Ron Paul is not a successful politician because he’s a great speaker, a great congressman, or a charismatic figure… He’s successful because libertarians decided to stop their bickering, get off their butt, and do big things.

This attitude is one I will carry in to the upcoming national convention. Who can build coalitions, consensus, and will lead us towards doing big things?

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Chris Spangle is the publisher and editor of We Are Libertarians, a news site and podcast that covers national and Indiana politics from the libertarian perspective. Spangle previously worked in marketing for the Englehart Group on behalf of the Advocates for Self-Government. He also served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and producer of the Abdul in the Morning Show. He now works as the web director of a nationally syndicated morning show.

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