Libertarians say Republicans owe apology, not pledge, to America

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    For Immediate Release
    Friday, September 24, 2010

    Libertarians say Republicans owe apology, not pledge, to America

    WASHINGTON - In response to the recent Republican "Pledge to America," Libertarian Party executive director Wes Benedict released the following statement:
    Instead of a "Pledge to America," the Republicans should have written an "Apology to America." It should have gone something like this:

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    The Republicans say they want to "roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels." In other words, to re-create the situation near the end of the Bush administration, after Republicans had massively increased federal spending on almost everything.

    Republicans must love it when Democrats expand government, because it gives them the opportunity to propose small "cuts," while still ending up with huge government.

    One shocking aspect of the document is that it actually includes subtle Republican proposals to increase government spending.

    The Republicans offer no plan whatsoever to reduce military spending, America's foreign wars and nation building, or our military defense of rich foreign nations. On the contrary, the Republicans apparently want to increase military spending, promising to "provide the resources, authority, and support our deployed military requires, fully fund missile defense, and enforce sanctions against Iran."

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    The best way to restore American prosperity would be to implement the straightforward 28 planks of the Libertarian Party platform, or even just follow the Constitution. I mean the actual Constitution, not the Republican re-write that allows for every federal government program imaginable.

    I suppose the one positive aspect of the document is that it finally dispels any illusion that Republicans want to shrink government in any meaningful way.

    Apparently the Republicans are hoping they can "fool some of the people all of the time." The Libertarian Party is ready to point out Republican lies and hypocrisy to American voters, and we hope that Americans who actually want small and constitutional government, not just hypocrisy and worthless rhetoric, will vote Libertarian this November.

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    - rest at www.lp.org/news/press-releases/libertarians-say-republicans-owe-apology-not-pledge-to-america
     

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