No preferred flavor of statism

Jill Stein’s efforts are meant to benefit the Democratic Party. And we don’t play that kind of politics.

Libertarian Party, lp.org – No preferred flavor of statism

Nicholas Sarwark
Chair, Libertarian National Committee
December 26, 2016 in Executive Blog

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Dear Libertarian,

Some folks have asked me why the Libertarian Party is not participating in Jill Stein’s recount efforts.

My answer is that Libertarians don’t have a preferred flavor of statism.

We know that there is no significant difference between the oppressively big government offered by the Republicans and the oppressively big government offered by the Democrats.

We don’t prefer a Democratic War on Drugs or a Republican War on Drugs. We work to end the War on Drugs.

We don’t prefer a Democratic “Patriot” Act or a Republican “Patriot” Act. We work to repeal it and protect Americans’ natural right to privacy.

We don’t prefer Democratic cronyism or Republican cronyism. We work to make government too weak to give any company special favors.

And so on.

Simply put, Jill Stein’s efforts are meant to benefit the Democratic Party. And we don’t play that kind of politics. The Libertarian Party stands for liberty, not for helping a big-government political party gain more power or attention.

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