The barbarians are now inside the gates and things are absolutely changing. What is happening in Los Angeles is happening across the country. The libertarians are driving the GOP toward a more across the board small government philosophy. They are making big government conservatives uneasy and changing the dynamics of the American 2 party system.
A consistent small government message is a winner. Being left alone is more important for many younger people than having the government do things for them. Government is slow, ham handed, nosy, and expensive. Big government is mostly a pain in the neck with little upside. Big government creates war, takes money from meager paychecks and then gives it to older folks in Social Security, spies on our communications, partners with big corporations to limit choice and potential upward mobility, and generally makes things more difficult than they need to be.
The “Liberty Kids” have become politically aware under GW Bush and Barack Obama, 2 big government presidents which have left a lot to be desired. The Bush/Obama era has been vital in turning people onto a truly small government philosophy.
(From Yahoo News)
He is not alone. The 26-year-old aspiring restaurateur and chairman of the party’s West Los Angeles central committee, is one of a raft of ethnically diverse young libertarians who hold seats in L.A. County’s huge GOP apparatus, injecting youthful energy into its operations at a time when the state’s Republican Party is nearly moribund.
After winning control the executive board of the Los Angeles County Republican Party in December 2012, the “Liberty Kids,” as they call themselves, are seeing the fruits of their activism. This year one of their own is running as the Republican nominee for Congress from the San Gabriel Valley, with Zendehnam serving as policy adviser.
The Liberty Kids are challenging the party’s social conservatives and are drawing the attention of Democrats, who see liberal youth as part of their base. And in what could be a harbinger for the GOP, they have begun campaigning in other states, aiming to increase their influence beyond California.