Liberty Slate 2008

If you have been reading this blog for quite some time, you’ll know that we’re not exactly big fans of the Republican party in its current state. We think they’re for big government, that they are hypocrites on free trade, and that they don’t realize how out of touch they are with limited-government voters.

However, I would like to break the news on this blog about an effort by libertarian and small government conservative Republican activists to take back OUR party from the big government conservatives who run it. The effort is called LibertySlate08. The purpose of the project is to find and recruit at least 12 candidates to challenge big government Republican incumbents in the Republican primaries in 2008. Some of the main issues being championed are a return to fiscal discipline, term limits for Congressmen, opposition to the draft, and an end to war in Iraq (although I don’t see the latter two being serious issues in 2008).

For full disclosure, I am involved in this project and I have applied to be one of the project’s bloggers.

Right now, we are identifying possible Republican incumbants to challenge and we are already beginning to recruit candidates to take them on. What we need right now are the following:

1) People who are willing to take on these entrenched incumbants.
2) People who are willing to work on the campaigns for the people we have recruited in any capacity from campaign manager on down.
3) Someone who can design and build a website for cheap.
4) Any suggestions for what you can do to help this project along.

The time to take back our party is in 2008. We have the plan to do it, now join us. I will be keeping you informed over the next two years with updates and plans for how we’re going to do this. Hopefully, I will also be giving you some candidate profiles and about the men and women who already have and will step up to challenge these entrenched big government incumbants.

I’m one of the original co-founders of The Liberty Papers all the way back in 2005. Since then, I wound up doing this blogging thing professionally. Now I’m running the site now. You can find my other work at The and Rare. You can also find me over at the R Street Institute.
  • Eric Dondero

    While your efforts are laudable, you have to be a bit careful. In some regions of the country, like New England, New Jersey, Maryland and Illinois, any Republican is viewed as a pariah. Do you know that Chris Shays for instance, is the ONLY Republican left standing in all of New England. That’s right, there are no other elected Republican Congressman right now in all 6 New England states. That’s frightening.

    With that in mind, I’d spare Shays. And I’d also suggest looking for ways whereby we libertarian and limited government conservatives can gain more adherents to our cause in states that are hopelessly statist, like IL, NJ, MD, MA, NY ect…

    Yeah, target RINOs in Texas, Colorado, Alabama, and other Western and Southern states. But in those states where we’ve got a problem as Republicans, we need another strategy.

  • Adam Selene

    Yes, the GOP does need another strategy. Start by not alienating limited government conservatives and stop being the morality police.