Laissez Faire capitalism
End drug prohibition
avid interventionism in foreign policy
End foreign aid
End gun bans
Semi-amnesty for illegal aliens(work for amnesty)
Allow opting out of Social Security
Many people support medical marijuana, very few support legalizing heroin, cocaine, and meth.
Many people support deregulation and free market solutions, very few support striking down anti-trust laws, safety standards and inspections, anti-child labor laws, and such.
The LP focuses on their ultimate goal, which is way outside of where the current debates are centered. They should be focused on winning current debates by proposing realistic libertarian based solutions and changing things in digestable incremental steps. I just shake my heads when I see libertarians say things like they'd half the federal government if they are elected. That's too big of a change for the average voter to even comprehend, let alone support. Libertarians would get a lot more traction on that sort of issue if they said they'd cut government waste, pork spending, and reform entitlements to make them more cost effective and eliminate people from abusing the system.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.
You shouldn't make the automatic leap from (small-l) libertarianism, which is a very broad philosophy, to the (big-L) Libertarian Party. More libertarians vote for "the lesser of two evils", whatever that may be, and the vast majority of libertarians don't vote at all.
I've heard it said that the Libertarian Party was originally founded without the intent of being a serious "in it to win it" political party, but rather as a vehicle to get libertarian ideas out into the mainstream of political thought.
They've been somewhat successful with the latter...
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
End The Drug War Now
I'm for a relatively state-free, decentralised economy but laissez faire capitalism is a vague term and I'm very much anti-corporate-capitalism and pro-distributism(as in Catholic social teaching and not redistribution.). I'm also for a much less harsh way of handling drugs but not for ending all prohibition and I'm for lowering welfare but ending corporate welfare is most important to me and I'd lower welfare as part of a revival of local community, family and other intermediate associations.
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"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
As a libertarian, I believe in all except two, one is ambiguous in nature, the interventionist one, as I am not an interventionist unless needed. I believe recently was needed.
I am against open borders.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.