: Weblogs are the best thing to happen to the libertarian cause since its beginning. Libby bloggers — and I’m still not sure why there are disproporportional number of them — have done a great job spreading their worldview and making sense of it. They have advanced their cause admirably.
But this morning, I hear an NPR story about Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik and it consigns libertarians right back into the looney bin: Their candidate thinks driver’s licenses are unconstitutional, the report says, and so Badnarik makes it a point to get arrested for driving without a license whenever he can to prove his alleged point. This is exactly the image libertarians had for years: impractical, obnoxious loons.
I suggest that the libertarian bloggers band together and take over their party, for they are, in fact, their party’s best hope: Hold the first online convention, a national internet primary to pick your next candidate. Run some sane people with libby leanings (Reynolds, Volokh, Gillespie, et al). And continue to have sane discussion of issues from your perspective to add into the national debate. And get rid of the loonies.
: A libby discussion ensues thanks to Matt Welch over at Hit & Run.