Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Libertarian awakening - Washington Times

Inside the Beltway: The Libertarian awakening - Washington Times - Jennifer Harper:

September 5, 2013 - "'We support the maintenance of a sufficient military to defend the United States against aggression. The United States should both avoid entangling alliances and abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world,' states the Libertarian Party in its bedrock platform statement. 'Syria is not threatening our country. We have no national interest in intervening there. There are no reasons for the U.S. to support either the Assad dictatorship or the opposition warlords,' declares Chairman Geoffrey Neale.

"Such thinking has begun to resonate with voters and elected officials who are skeptical of President Obama’s proposal for a military strike. The party has been presented with an opportunity to clearly define itself on the political landscape, particularly as 'libertarian leaning conservatives,' such as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, take center stage in the noisy debate.

"The Libertarians are ready to rumble."

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