Libertarian Party vs. Green Party
As our country grows and progresses into the future, so do our ethics. With each generation we tend to generally shift with our new definitions of what is right and what is wrong. Overtime, these shifts tend to break apart and either redefine or create new political parties. The current youthful generation could more than likely see such changes within their lifetimes, just as we’ve recently seen division in the Republican Party with the creation of the Tea Party Movement. With an ever changing demographic in our country and a general movement towards social reform from the now growing youth, combined with the dying out of aged conservatives, the future majority representative political parties could become those of the Libertarian Party and the Green Party.
With the current generation of twenty and thirty-something’s, it has been a popular trend to shift towards the personal descriptive quote of, “I’m socially progressive but fiscally responsible.” As written by Brandon Shaffer, the President of the Colorado Senate, both current Democrats and Republicans are shifting towards or already share this view, and really agree on a lot of things. This balance, while not necessarily perfect by its simple definition for all Republicans and Democrats, creates middle ground that might melt into a popularization of the Libertarian Party. A party that is socially progressive but fiscally responsible.
According to their website, the Libertarian Party, in a general sense, stands for less government but higher standers of equality and freedom to individual citizens. They are against government involvement within the market, such as The Bush/Obama Bailouts, and state, “A free and competitive market allocates resources in the most efficient manner.” In the foreign policy arena, they stand for free trade, in an effort to build positive relationships, and to avoid negative relationships by emphasizing non-intervention with military...
Bibliography: 1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brandon-shaffer/socially-progressive-fisc_b_689675.html Viewed 3/5/15
2. http://www.lp.org Viewed 3/5/15
3. http://www.gp.org/index.php Viewed 3/5/15
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