Libertarians Should Join GOP?
It's an age old debate among libertarians whether efforts would be better spent working for change within the Republican Party as opposed to going it on our own. That debate has started up again in some circles with at least two recent articles on the question.
I'll agree, as I have here before, that libertarians might be more compatible with Republicans on some issues. If nothing else, most Republicans at least give lip service to wanting less government. I just can't come up with many examples where a strong majority of Republicans have supported libertarian issues.
I suppose tax cuts could be one. Maybe opposition to more gun control measures another. But even support on those issues can be tepid depending on the situation. Am I missing something?
As for me, I'm more that willing to work with anybody and any party in support of libertarian issues. I haven't found myself exclusively with the Republicans in that regard so why would I want to switch to the GOP?