“Libertarians Should Take Over The GOP” says Matt Kibbe of Freedomworks

by Matt Collins

“One of the reasons you’re seeing so many people interested in libertarian ideas is the failure of the Republicans, the failure of the Democrats, but also the ability to go get the information for yourself: You’re not waiting for the [parties] to tell you what you think anymore,” says Matt Kibbe president of FreedomWorks and author of the new book Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.

The New York Times bestseller defends the importance of individual liberties while providing a political-action plan to shrink the size and scope of the federal government.

A former Capitol Hill staffer, Kibbe says there’s increasingly common ground between libertarians and progressives in the Democratic Party on issues such as surveillance and privacy. But he thinks small-government activists have a better shot at infiltrating the GOP.

“The biggest window for libertarians is not to create a third party but to actually take-over the Republican Party.”

Kibbe sat down with Reason TV‘s Nick Gillespie to discuss the future of libertarianism and the Republicans, necessary government spending cuts, and what it means to be young in America today.

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See original article here: http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/04/29/matt-kibbe-libertarians-should-take-over

1 Comment on “Libertarians Should Take Over The GOP” says Matt Kibbe of Freedomworks

  1. OH..HELL..NO!
    Take the best, most logical, most peaceful group in the world…and imagine them taking over the National Socialists Workers Party in Germany in 1944? Would it have mattered…EVEN IF THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL? Of course not. Far easier to keep what we have accomplished and continue onward, than inherit a tyrannical organization and work for a decade to undo the damaged reputation!

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