For those who are not yet sure
Why run as a Libertarian? Libertarians can’t win!
Libertarians already hold local elected offices across the country. Getting many more Libertarians elected to these positions is a key goal of Project Decentralized Revolution.
Local governments played the single most important role in determining what freedoms their citizens were “allowed” to have during COVID lockdowns. Some local governments have also shown an increased tendency to defy the federal government on a range of issues. Even if you consider today’s level of nullification insignificant, this local nullification of national tyranny is on the verge of expanding dramatically. As the dollar reaches its final days, the ultimate power Washington has over states, businesses, municipalities, foreign governments, and US citizens is set to evaporate. As Ron Paul suggests, “the states will just ignore Washington.”
Sounds great to us! But if that shoe is eventually going to drop, let’s make sure there are as many Libertarians in local politics as possible to ensure we aren’t overrun by communism. As Mises Caucus Libertarians, we are armed with the strongest arguments about sound money, individual liberty and the dangers of government intervention. Even if you are the only liberty representative in your local government, your lone voice will bring sunshine to issues affecting your community that your colleagues would rather sweep under the rug. As Ron Paul showed, even as a lone “no” vote, being elected to government gives you a platform to educate the masses about our desperate need to defend and fully restore Liberty.
Won’t Libertarians spoil an important race?
The first thing Libertarian candidates and voters hear from Republican and Democrat partisans is that any vote for a Libertarian is a “wasted vote” that will “spoil” the election for one side or the other.
They’re right—if you believe the unbelievably arrogant notion that votes belong to candidates or political parties. But if you believe that each vote belongs to the person casting it, the only wasted vote is to vote for someone who doesn’t respect your rights simply because they are the “lesser of two evils.”
But why vote for evil at all? Why not cast a vote for someone whose values align with your own?
Even if they don’t win, your vote for a Libertarian is a signal that you no longer support the system that has gotten us into the mess we’re in. It tells other people who are also fed up that they can withdraw their support too.
Voting for Team Red or Team Blue just because they are not quite as bad as the other team tells them that their candidates don’t actually need to be better. They will never really listen unless enough people stand strong between them and the only thing they care about, which is getting elected.
Okay, maybe those candidates don’t deserve my vote. But I don’t have campaign experience!
Even novice candidates are at home with the Mises Caucus! By running as a Libertarian with the Mises Caucus, you will receive training that takes you from the decision to run through building a strategy and a team. We will link you with mentors that have campaign experience and won their race.
If we’re being honest, not having experience as a professional politician is a strength, not a weakness. As conditions continue to deteriorate in America, people are desperate for another voice and are increasingly turning to anyone but establishment politicians for answers.
I may not be establishment, but I also don’t have time to run for office.
It sounds like a lot and we would be lying if we didn’t say there’s work. But the Mises Caucus is here to help. With a volunteer team we help you assemble and a little support from your local Mises affiliate, you can run for local office.
Even if you’re not ready to announce a campaign, get engaged in your community now! Building a little name recognition early will save you time when you do decide to run a campaign.