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Overcoming the Myth of a Divided Libertarian Party

March 24, 2015 in Blogs

By Political Zach Foster

I’m keeping up on current [California] bylaws shenanigans to the best of my ability so I can be a well informed Libertarian Party member and a worthy ambassador between the Party and the general public.
I’m aware of several “faction wars” in the LP, but I whole-heartedly REJECT this narrative. Every one of these “faction wars” boils down to personality conflicts, and most of those are between people I like!
There are lots of different dreams and ambitions for how wonderful the LP could be. Frankly, if you’re really libertarian about it, there’s room for all of it.
My focus is on being one kickass libertarian who maintains positivity and knows that there’s room for lots of people and projects in our Party. We NEED the shirt-and-tie people just like we need the tye-dye crowd. Compromises are possible without torpedoing the Party or its operations.
Every time I walk into a room full of LP members, I know that all of us agree on more than 90% of the issues and philosophies we hold dearest. That’s all I need to know, and the rest is small change.
From now on, the only narrative I’ll engage is one of a Party united. We are all Libertarian.

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