We continue from Ep 5 talking about the evolution of the platform of the Libertarian Party, including its high and low points.  Particular attention is given to the 2002 and 2004 platform and as it relates to the “Portland Massacre” of 2006 engineered by the Reform Caucus leading to the birth of the Radical Caucus.

Other topics include:

  1. What is the “Big Tent”?
  2. What is the difference between critiquing people versus ideas
  3. 2018 Platform changes and Caryn Ann’s involvement as Chairwoman
  4. The LP Program
  5. The silly battles between the radicals, the moderates, and the pragmatists
  6. The role of the Platform Committee and its members
  7. Abortion and the Libertarian Party
  8. Is the Libertarian Party “centrist”?

2002 Libertarian Party Platform:

2004 Libertarian Party Platform:

Platform of the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus:

Reason article on the Portland Massacre:

L.K. Samuels on the Portland Massacre:

Lew Rockwell on the Portland Massacre:

Brian Holtz on “De-Kookification”:

Caryn Ann’s widely shared article on abortion:

Caryn Ann on the Big Tent and the lines in the sand:

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT on new find that is a lynchpin in the argument for the assertion that the Libertarian Party absolutely holds that taxation is theft discussed in Ep 4.


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