Ed Coleman left the Republican party (because it left him) a year ago yesterday. Coleman is at-large, and represents a million people. The conventional wisdom is that Libertarians serving in government are such a minority, that achieving anything is meaningless. Local Republican blogger Paul Ogden notes some of the issues that Libertarians have stood against.
This bird’s eye view from a member of another party shows the effectiveness that we as a third party can have at raising issues in a high-profile, evenly divided political climate. It only takes one Libertarian to gum up the works of “bipartisanship.”
While the Republican Party continues to check the polls to find out what’s popular or not, the Libertarian Party will continue to stand firm on the principles of smaller government and personal responsibility. If we don’t, who will?