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Green as Middle-Independent Party? "We are fiscal conservatives" - Platt

http://freeindependentsun.com/republic/green-as-the-middle-p...

Put this article together covering two Green candidates that are taking a more middle of the road platform in both Democrat and Republican strongholds.

As a Green, I promote many "libertarian" leaning policies. While I support public banking I also support legalizing Gold and Silver as legal tender. There are many other Greens that just want a public option for health-care, the environment protected and your standard civil society; schools, roads, buses, trains, libraries, parks. Aside from that, we want small government.

Could the Green Party become a middle-independent party? Would it be better for "Libertarians" to work within all three parties rather than forming their own party? Isn't the point to promote Libertarian principles, not a Party?

Thoughts?




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What???

"There are many other Greens that just want a public option for health-care, the environment protected and your standard civil society; schools, roads, buses, trains, libraries, parks. Aside from that, we want small government. "

If you want the environment protected by property rights being enforced fine but not the EPA or other such nonsensical agencies piled on top o' each other.

A "public option" Socialized healthcare free from the cost controls of the free market? What???

"schools, roads, buses, trains, libraries, parks" Fine as long as this all goes back to local control. Every darn aspect of it!

The Greens have not shown any tendency toward small government as a party.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

making modern healthcare a

making modern healthcare a "right" to be guaranteed by the government is contradictory to the spirit of liberty. Amending the Constitution in this manner would fly against fundamental ideas of coercion in making others pay. Also people must have have vested interest in the cost of procedures. If they do not they will not value the money they are spending on their care as ultimately it has no direct cost to them even by percentage.

Making the government the largest purchaser should not be likened to a business using economy of scale as some super entity. Remember that same government would also still be the entity regulating these same insurance providers. Corruption would rule without hope. The governments only role should be that of a referee in matters of contract stipulated by the Constitution.

All of the free market ideas I like but I guess that stands to reason.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

I don't know why the downvote

Too much 'all or nothing' folks, and no understanding of spreading the same message to many different groups.

Why ISN'T there a libertarian rise in the democratic party?
Why ISN'T there a libertarian presence in Green party?

When all the parties finally agree on something, shouldn't it be the preservation of liberty?
Winning the GOP will only mean the start of a long battle!

Hear, hear!

Hear, all ye good people, hear what this brilliant and eloquent speaker has to say!

Jack Wagner