As the two big political parties dominate the news and public attention I write this letter for my fellow Libertarians.
We are in the middle of a great struggle for the soul of America and American freedoms. In this election cycle for President we face two dominant political parties that are presenting the American voter with two divergent choices. Neither choice embraces or even recognizes the “American creed” which bound us all together for our first 175 years. The three core values of the American creed are egalitarianism, liberty and individualism. From these flow other familiar aspects of the national creed that are: equality before the law, equality of opportunity, freedom of speech and association, self-reliance, limited government, free-market economics, decentralized and devolved political authority.
The Republicans present us with big government with the marriage of corporatism and evangelical Christian secularism. The Democrats present us with big government socialism and the complete destruction of equality of economic opportunity and individualism. Both political parties if not stopped will further drive this nation to economic and political territory that history has shown repeatedly has disastrous results.
Keep up the good fight and never surrender Libertarian ideals to anyone that claims for the collective good we should suspend and restrict our freedoms. Be well, Libertarians. You are the true warriors of the American creed and American freedoms.
Paul Githens, 2016 Chair LPVC