I may have finally found a political home.
QandO defines a Neolibertarian as “Pragmatic domestic libertarian; Hawk on defense”. There’s much more, but in the updates this set of general policies is proposed:
When given a set of policy choices,
- The choice that maximizes personal liberty is the best choice.
- The policy choice that offers the least amount of necessary government intervention or regulation is the best choice.
- The policy choice that provides rational, market-based incentives is the best choice.
In foreign policy, neolibertartianism would be characterized by,
- A policy of diplomacy that promotes consensual government and human rights and opposes dictatorship.
- A policy of using US military force solely at the discretion of the US, but only in circumstances where American interests are directly affected.
Although I “Blog for Bush” and strongly supported him in the last two elections (and would do so again) I did so because he was the candidate closest to my ideals. His foriegn policy is nothing short of brilliant which will reshape the world for decades.
As I have said several times in the past, however, I find his domestic policy to be nothing short of disastrous.
I left the Libertarian Party in 2004 when presidential candidate Michael Badnarik asked supporters to wear black on the anniversary of 9/11 “to mourn the deaths of the thousands of people who have died as a result of U.S. government policies”.
Libertarians are often idealistic and myopic, ignoring the real world in pursuit of their goals, unable to compromise their principles. A little pragmatism is called for in the real world.
So drop by the Neolibertarian Network Blog and see what’s happening.
(HT to Instapundit)
Update: Welcome Instapundit readers!