A Quick Snapshot of the California Libertarian Party Positions
As more and more Americans find themselves increasingly at odds with both the Democratic and Republican party establishment politicians, individuals and organizations that seem to want to pander to the furthest edges of their platform while forgetting the hundreds of millions of Americans that sit much closer to the middle, third party political platforms – like the Libertarian party, for example, have grown by leaps and bounds.
Established nationally just four short decades ago, the Libertarian party has been able to garner a tremendous amount of momentum over this small block of time. In the 2016 Presidential Election, Gary Johnson ran as the Libertarian Party ticket member and garnered over 4 million votes – the most for a third-party candidate since 1996.
The California Libertarian Party has gotten bigger and bigger, especially in just the last two decades or so. More and more people in the most populous state in the US find themselves disagreeing with some of the staunchly liberal policies that seem to be centered around Los Angeles and other major urban areas while ignoring the blue-collar and rural/agricultural communities of this great state.
Libertarians are looking to take a little bit of what the Democrats do best alongside of what the Republicans do best, mixing and mashing these two disparate political beliefs while building something completely different at the exact same time.
Libertarian Party members are known for having rather firm positions when it comes to believing in a small government that stays out of the personal lives of individual citizens, beliefs that prioritize individual freedom over just about anything and everything else that the government wants to impose upon American citizens.
Traditionally known for moving in lockstep with one another in presenting a very unified front, it’s easy to start to think that the California delegation of the Libertarian Party would stand just a bit apart from the rest of the pack.
If you’re interested in learning where this political party stands on the political spectrum, we’ve included a couple of quick snapshots of their overall working beliefs below – including their beliefs on law and order in California.
Tort Reform – Libertarians always trying to draw a very firm and obvious line delineating where their beliefs begin and end on specific issues, but this is a little bit more challenging for them to enunciate when it comes to something as important as tort reform. On the one hand, most libertarians believe that individuals should be held responsible for any harms that they bring to other, but also believe that government-imposed damage awards should be thrown out entirely.
Self-Ownership and Property Rights – On this issue there is next to no debate within the Libertarian Party of California. Individual rights and property rights are some of the most sacred foundations of the libertarian movement, with members believing that everyone has sole ownership over their body and their personal property in all circumstances. Personal injury lawyers will have an easy time working with Libertarian clients for the most part, but any government mandated payouts are going to be met with quite a bit of pushback.
Government Spending – For the most part, libertarians are not at all in favor of taxation. They believe that everyone should be entitled to all fruits of their labor, and that every time the government steps in and takes taxes to fund programs there is inevitable waste, corruption, and raft throughout that the free market would have weeded out entirely.