The Libertarian Party has an establishment just like the Republicans. The Libertarian Party really grew after the Christian Conservative Moral Majority's take over of the Republican Party in the '80s. Those people who felt the Republican's were going in the wrong direction, away from its small government, liberty oriented roots, left the party and joined the Libertarians. Now that the RP Revolution is reversing a lot of the damage done to the Republican party over the last 30 years, the Libertarian establishment fears a reverse exodus from the Libertarian Party back to the Republicans.
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