I’ve said this before and beforer: the Republican Party, and many "conservatives," in particular, are a bunch of frauds. If you don’t see that, then read at the two links I just referenced. If you still don’t see it, then you’ve got your head in the sand (or, someplace altogether darker and far more unpleasant).
Now, before I get alot of damned "preach-it-brother" comments and emails from people who don’t know me, that’s just the third of it. The Democrats are the party of psychotic dishonesty, and as such, even more evil.
The Libertarians, qua political party, are generally a bunch of nitwits trying against hope to circumvent the logic of practical politics by engaging in the process of practical politics. You don’t get rid of something that’s rotten to the core by accepting all of the cardinal premises upon which it’s based.
But there’s a political philosophy that some call libertarianism, or some, more distinctively: "small-‘l’ libertarianism."
Here’s an article by Robert Locke (certainly no relation to John) at The American Conservative, who doesn’t really know what the hell he’s talking about. He’s arguing against something (some strawman of his own design), but I’ll be damned if I know what it is. It sure isn’t libertarianism.
(link: Keith Burgess-Jackson)
…sending in good people to reform the state is like sending in virgins to reform the whorehouse.
Daniel McCarthy at The American Conservative has In Defense of Freedom, an article in answer to that abomination cited above.