Liberty Slate 2008by Kevin Boyd
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.