The Liberty Revolution Reaches ScotlandSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:05
In the wake of Texas Congressman Ron Paul's Goldwater-esque run for the presidency, many groups around the world have coalesced online with a single goal: to defeat the establishment. It's true, there is always going to be a certain degree of irony when a group of free market anti-government libertarians form a political party. But when they do, you can be sure they'll do it in style.
Having left Ireland to start a business in Scotland a year ago, I was delighted to discover that libertarians were beginning to organize here in the land of Adam Smith. Mostly these would be small gatherings in pubs and living rooms, and more often than not, over the internet. As many Ron Paul supporters will attest, if the mainstream media have anything to say about it, the Revolution will not be televised. But it sure will be typed. A far cry from what you'd expect from your average straight-laced political party, Scottish Libertarians have a mildly subversive, even punkish image, which is mostly down to the work of Indie Venture, a professional graphic designer and communications officer for the Party.