We're All Libertarians NowSubmitted by Wes Messamore on Sat, 02/27/2010 - 14:04
'It was only a year ago that President Obama was inaugurated in what some commentators hailed as a sweeping endorsement of socialism: more European-style central economic planning, federal regulation, and entitlement programs. But it would seem that the pundits misread the Democrats' victories in 2006 and 2008. America didn't want more, it wanted less.
Americans wanted change, and change after eight years of George W. Bush did not mean more government spending or involvement in our lives. It meant less unchecked executive power, less military involvement overseas, less spending, less secrecy, less corruption, less cronyism, and less partisan bickering. To take his victory as a mandate for a more socialist re-ordering of American society may have been a fatal mistake by the fledgling Obama Administration.
So it's no wonder that the libertarian-leaning Republican, Ron Paul- whose enthusiastic grassroots supporters arguably formed the nucleus for the modern tea party movement- actually won the CPAC presidential straw poll, breaking the three-year winning streak of establishment favorite, Mitt Romney. That's just more evidence to support Mike Huckabee's reason for sitting out CPAC this year. He said, "CPAC has become increasingly more libertarian and less Republican over the last years, one of the reasons I didn’t go this year."'
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The California Independent Voter Network