At LewRockwell.com, Tom Woods discusses the terrible state of today’s Libertarian Party and the efforts of Michael Heise, Chairman of the Libertarian Party’s Mises Caucus. The caucus recently took control of the national party at its convention in Reno, with plans to put the party’s emphasis back on liberty. Woods writes (abridged):
From the Tom Woods Letter:
Throughout the two-year lockdown/mask/mandate regime, we barely heard a peep out of the national Libertarian Party.
Some good work was done at the state and local level, and my friend Angela McArdle, of the Los Angeles County LP, did heroic work in Los Angeles against the absurd mandates there.
But the national party was a disgrace, as usual.
You can always count on the national party, and its feckless, constantly ratioed Twitter account, to jump on whatever the latest leftist bandwagon is, to adopt the regime’s line on controversial issues (Tucker Carlson and January 6 are existential threats to America, of course), and to try to appear “respectable” as if that will make the regime like them.
These are the kinds of people who would die a thousand deaths before publicly challenging an Anthony Fauci, since don’t you know he’s the expert?
We dissidents are just such an embarrassment to them.
Not to mention, portions of the national leadership have been known to attack our most popular and productive voices, including even Ron Paul himself.
So in 2017, Michael Heise decided: no more.
If there’s going to be a party with “libertarian” in its name, it’s not going to be a pathetic embarrassment. It’s going to be bold. It’s going to say things nobody else will say. It’s going to focus on the empire (and not shrink from using the word “empire” just because it will make Henry Kissinger unhappy), central banking, and the other issues that animated the Ron Paul Revolution.
So he created the Mises Caucus of the Libertarian Party, which Ron Paul himself has called “the libertarian wing of the Libertarian Party.”
This past weekend, in Reno, the caucus was put to the test.
And guess what.
It was a clean sweep.
By Tom Woods
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