This weekend, former Congressman Bob Barr won the Libertarian nominiation for President. I like some of what Congressman Barr has to say, however, I don’t like a lot of the Libertarian platform. For example, III.3 says “Repeal all laws establishing criminal or civil penalties for the use of drug.” and I.9 says ” Repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act and state laws and amendments defining marriage”, and I.8 states “We oppose government actions that either compel or prohibit abortion, sterilization or any other form of birth control… We support the voluntary exchange of goods, services or information regarding human sexuality, reproduction, birth control or related medical or biological technologies.” These just aren’t the positions of a social conservative, in my opinion.
What do you like about the Libertarian platform? Read it online at www.lp.org and then post a comment and tell me what you like and dislike about it.