Another LPer In Office
Libertarians actually do hold public office, Rep. Ron Paul (R- Texas) being our most well known standard bearer. Yes, I know, he is a Republican, but he was the 1988 Libertarian Party's Presidential Candidate. If you want to know what it might be like having a Libertarian in Congress, look no further than Ron Paul.
Just ran into another libertarian (big L, little L, no biggie) in office I was unaware of until reading his piece in Liberty magazine, the only paid subscription to a magazine I currently maintain.
R. Kenneth Lindell is a member of the Maine House of Representatives. Also a registered Republican, apparently he used to be a card carrying member of the Libertarian Party and was quite active with the LP, leaving it in frustration after 5 years.
His account of being a libertarian legislator I found interesting. He brings up the kinds of issues libertarians need to deal with as more LPers get elected. It's easy to spout a bunch of anarchist nonsense but, to be an effective force in politics, I think Lindell is handling the situation in as an admirable manner as he can.
Well done, Ken.