If Trump makes a MAGA party, the Libertarian party must go all out to seize the opportunity.
First, I am a progressive Democrat. But, I am also a fan of democracy and I understand we need AT LEAST two strong political parties to be strong. Now that we got that out of the way…
A MAGA Party will destroy the GOP. Personally, I believe this is a good thing because they are no longer a legitimate party of small government and fiscal conservatism. Again, I am not a proponent of these beliefs but we need honest debate on policy in this country. The GOP does not stand for what they claim and there is no resistance movement of any merit within the party to change that.
This is where the Libertarian Party comes in. I am sure the political party itself has mixed feelings here but it is still one of the strongest third party political organizations in the United States. It is uniquely poised to take over as the second major party, if the opportunity does arise, in a system that is still very much rigged to support only two parties.
We likely disagree on a lot but I bet progressives and libertarians still agree on the danger of establishment politicians. But, the MAGA movement has also shown that the “anything is better” theory also isn’t true. We do need experienced, knowledgeable leaders to usher our democracy into the 21st century.
This is why I want to see the LP assert its dominance if Trump destroys the GOP. We need major electoral and election reforms and I think the LP paired with a progressive movement in the Democratic Party could get this done across the nation. If two groups with opposing viewpoints can present reforms to the nation, it will tell the world that we are serious about living up to the values of our founding documents. We’ll never be perfect, but we should always strive for “more perfect.”
This is my call to the LP, as a progressive Democrat. If Trump continues to destroy the GOP please do not squander this unique opportunity, our country may depend on it.
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