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Libertarian Party: Economic Freedom, Energy, and the Environment (Romney/Ryan, are you listening?)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- October 25, 2012

“While energy is needed to fuel a modern society, government should not be subsidizing any particular form of energy. We oppose all government control of energy pricing, allocation, and production.”

– Libertarian Party Platform (2012)

While Romney/Ryan haven taken a lead in many polls over Obama/Biden, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is polling well ahead of Green Party candidate Jill Stein for third place. If you add the Libertarians to the Republicans, the majority widens against the Democrats and Greens. Greater economic and energy freedom anyone?

Today’s post examines the Libertarian Party platform on economic liberty, energy, and the environment. Next week, the Green Party’s Green New Deal will be studied.

The LP platform begins with this statement on economic liberty:

Libertarians want all members of society to have abundant opportunities to achieve economic success.