Sunday, January 18, 2009

United Kingdom Libertarian Party Manifesto

Andy Horning, the 2008 Libertarian candidate for Indiana governor, probably will like the United Kingdom Libertarian Party's Manifesto (platform). It places great emphasis on the Rule of Law.

What I particularly enjoyed about the UK Libertarian's manifesto was that after reading it, I understood the libertarian philosophical goals they hope to achieved, as well as the practical approach to advance the British government towards that goal.

It mixed well the practical and philosophical. Perhaps its American cousins in the United States Libertarian Party should take note of it.

1 comment: said...

There are those without the libertarian movement who have the misperception that Libertarians are for lawlessness. As confirmed by this article, libertarians are advocates of consistent law; not absent law.

Come to think of it, there are those within the libertarian movement who take a purist position that the market will cure all diseases.

I recall an e-mail exchange a about two years ago with a there-to-fore respected Libertarian who argued against the Enron prosecution and objected obtusely to my expressed opinion that the bank industry should be held accountable by the rule of law for misleading (stealing from, really) customers with out deception.

Kudos to Horning for making the point during his campaign.