The Militant Libertarian

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Center for Small Government

I don't think I've mentioned this group before, though I have included some of their email articles and things here on

The Center for Small Government is basically exactly what their title suggests: a group working to make government smaller. Wow! Revolutionary!

Anyway, I don't agree with them 100% of the time on 100% of the issues, but I agree with them often enough to keep reading their emails and occasionally quoting them or forwarding them to friends. I don't agree with Ron Paul 100% of the time either, but you see a lot of him here on my blog too, right?

A very wise campaign marketing person once told me, when I voiced objections to a certain candidate's opinion, that the only way I'd find a candidate who I agree with 100% of the time on 100% of the issues is to run for office my damn self.

The same is true of political causes and action groups. They might not be 100% to your liking, but if they're close enough that you can support them, then do it. You'll never find one you agree with 100% of the time unless you create one yourself.

I bring all of this up because the Center for Small Government is something I agree with often enough to support them. We have the same basic goals in mind.

When I was the Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Utah, there was a group of us who were putting together political action in Utah against the USA PATRIOT Act. A friend of mine told me that "liberals" and "Constitutionalists" would never be able to get together on anything without fist fights ensuing.

We held a rally with over 500 in attendance (according to local news) who were from every political point on the map you could mark. In addition, I spoke with, spoke in front of, and worked with groups as varying as the ACLU, the Eagle Forum, the Republican Party of Utah, the Unitarian Church, the Gay Pride Parade, the Atheists of Utah, Women Against Gun Control, and more. That was an issue that, all other politics aside, galvanized people enough that they would work with "the enemy" to fight it.

So whether you believe in libertarian, federalist, objectivist, or anarchy, you agree that government is too large. Bingo! Common cause!

Center for Small Government

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