You know, at first blush, this might seem like an impossible coalition. And you know what? First blush is 100% correct. While both Libertarians and Progressives have much in common against corporate interests co opting the government of, by, and for the people, all similarities end there.In this corner, a libertarian, tea party hero who ran several campaigns as a candidate for US president on the Republican ticket. And in that corner, a progressive icon of the left who also ran several campaigns for the US presidency but on the Green Party ticket.
One might think the two men, seemingly ideologically opposed to one another, would rather argue than help one another.
However, on Wednesday's broadcast of Freedom Watch on the Fox Business channel, Judge Napolitano sat down for an amiable interview with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Ralph Nader to discuss a progressive-libertarian alliance in the 112th session of respective chambers in Congress.
Ron Paul and Libertarians believe strongly that the issues of abortion, gay rights, and just about every other divisive issue belong to the states, and are not any business of the government. On the other hand, Nader and the Progressives believe in government intervention to a point that approaches Socialism. So what kind of alliance do we actually have here? Not much. I predict that this alliance will hold on a few (very few) issues, concerning the rights of the people versus the rights of corporations. Beyond that, they will be fighting each other like cats and dogs, as they have done in the past.
Alliance? On which planet, and in which sanitarium on that planet?
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