I’m thinking there’s always room for a libertarian thread in Great Debates. No one should have any trouble with that, right?
But I’m a different form of libertarian from those that you’re used to. I bill myself as a ‘Practical Libertarian’. I come to this state with a strong belief that more liberty is better than less but I realize that complete liberty is unworkable.
At one point I spent two years in the White House Press Corps (as a very junior weenie for a political publisher). This exposed me to the legislative and executive processes that most Americans love to complain about but don’t really have a means to better.
I also worship the constitution of the United States. It’s flexible, fairly clear, and has stood the test of time.
So what I want from libertarianism is the ability to work within the constitution to achieve the most liberty possible without making it unsustainable.
So I thought I’d try to throw this out there and take your questions. Give me specific policy questions and I’ll apply my own take on libertarianism to it and give you an answer.
Term limits? Gun control? Abortion? Limiting congressional terms by applying retroactive abortions to congressmen with guns? I’ll field them.
I reserve the right to scratch my head and say, “I dunno” to any question. There should be no room in any political philosophy for dogmatism. Without flexibility nothing survives long.