05-14-2016, 10:15 PM
Since the inception of the libertarian party in the 70's they struggled to gain ground or be noticed. They spent about 2 decades getting < 1% in national elections and never being included in the bigger conversations. It seemed Ron Paul was the libertarian break through that changed all of that. In 2008 he brought libertarianism to the main stream. He made the average politco second guess themselves. In 2012 He became a viable candidate for the nomination. The entire nation of political observers were talking about Ron Paul and Libertarianism.
Then he lost, and it all went away. Rand Paul ran for president, but he certainly didn't continue and libertarian legacy.
And today, 8 years after Ron Paul ignited a cultural firestorm, it seems libertarianism is totally dead. Who is there to continue it? What can we do to get back on our feet?
I worry that we are going to have to wait another 30 years for the next libertarian revolution. If that's the case, I'll be ready to do my best in 30 years. But realistically, what else is there for us? What do we have left of our political movement?