The Freeman's Burden:

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

The world's most successful libertarian politician says, "Follow the Ron Paul Strategy"

I just dug up this little nugget from a 2003 Reason interview with Libertarian Movement founder and Costa Rica's most popular legislator, Otto Guevara. He suggests that working within the Republican structure is the best way to promote libertarian policies, and I wholeheartedly agree.

Does what ML does in Costa Rica have implications for libertarians in the United States?

"Well, given the electoral system you have here, a different strategy might be needed. I don't see the major parties changing the winner-take-all, first-past-the-post voting system. So perhaps, as an America, I would explore something like Ron Paul's strategy instead. The key for us was exposure, and if you don't necessarily have your own candidates, then it's important to incorporate certain people with a national profile, who can give your positions credibility."

Read the complete article here.


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