Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A New Boston Tea Party

Anyone interested in libertarian electoral politics, particularly those frustrated with the current direction of the Libertarian Party, should check out The Boston Tea Party. Thomas L. Knapp describes the new party's raison d'etre thus:
"The Boston Tea Party is a reaction to the Libertarian Party's decision, at its 2006 national convention, to abdicate its political responsibilities to the American people."

This isn't the time or place to go far into the merits of electoral politics. What I will say is that, though i am not a member, I respect a number of the organizers of The Boston Tea Party, and I particularly applaud their refusal remain inert in the midst of political crises, at a time when inertia seems to rule the popular political realm.

Best of luck, folks. I'll be watching with interest.

No comments: