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Forum Post: Green-Libertarian Party

Posted 6 years ago on Nov. 2, 2011, 7:12 p.m. EST by ToriAlexander (32)
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Dissatisfied with both our political parties has lead me to look into the main third party choices. While the Libertarian party is strong on the issue of fighting corporate-government collusion and militarism, I prefer the Green party's focus on preserving the environment for future generations. Otherwise, the two parties have a lot in common, mainly decentralized government, ending the government subsidy of health insurance companies, ending the wars and other things besides. Although some of their differences might seem insurmountable, it's becoming clear that both parties can learn from each other and a compromise between the two positions might be healthiest for all. I found this essay by Dan Sullivan that describes the situation very well. I think Green Libertarianism is appropriate for Occupy. See http://geolib.com/essays/sullivan.dan/greenlibertarians.html



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[-] 1 points by junegenis (2) 6 years ago


Many Libertarians are concerned about our environment. The difference between Greens and Libbies in this regard is that we Libertarians believe the proper way to go green is to convince people to go green. The Green party, however, would use the coercive power of government to force people to change their ways. Since the basic principle of libertarianism is that coercion is an unacceptable way to bring about social change I don't see the likelihood of the alliance you propose at any party level. We will, of course, continue to work with Greens, and all others, on an issue by issue basis where we do agree.