Libertarians need to “infiltrate” the GOP?

This video will better help you understand what’s going on in conservative politics nowadays. Peter Schiff is an economic commentator and stock broker who is president of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a brokerage firm based in Connecticut. He wrote: “Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse,” published in 2007.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

One thought on “Libertarians need to “infiltrate” the GOP?”

  1. Jeff:

    Thanks for posting the Peter Schiff video, but I respectfully disagree with his suggestion that Libertarians should work to elect Republicans who share Libertarian values and ideals.

    I believe Libertarians should court Republicans and Democrats alike, (as well as millions of “Decline to State” independents), and form an honest-to-god third party that can begin to elect people to public office.

    For years, I puzzled folks who followed local government. Many thought I was a conservative and others thought I was a liberal. After all, I strenuously argued (usually in vain) for property rights while introducing Resolutions (also in vain) urging we not invade Iraq or, having invaded, urging prompt withdrawal.

    My conservative friends said I was too liberal and my liberal friends said I was too conservative. So I found a political home with the Libertarian Party and in 2006/07 was the only known registered Libertarian mayor in California.

    In fact, last April I was proud to share the dais with five other Libertarians — including Wayne Allyn Root, the party’s eventual choice for vice president — during a Libertarian rally on the steps of the Capitol Building in Sacramento.

    With all due respect to Mr. Schiff, I did not join the Libertarian Party to support Republicans. Nor did I join the LP to support Democrats. I joined to help build a viable third party.

    Steve Cottrell

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