T. Lee Horne is running as the 2007 Libertarian candidate for Governor Louisiana. Mr. Horne took the time to answer these questions for the Conservative President 2008.
1. Why should someone join the Libertarian Party?
I can answer this question with my primary reason. The Libertarian Party is the party of limited government. Throughout the history of the United States there have been two dominate political trends. The labels applied to the trends have varied, from Federalist and Anti Federalist in the early days, to in the recent past Democrat and Republican. Throughout the history of our country as the two major trends became more and more alike in policy, as a natural result of attempting to maximize their voter base, a new group would form that represented what was lacking in the now homogenized major parties. Today that new group is the Libertarian Party.
2. Where do you see the two major parties headed?
I see the current parties both headed to radically expanded federal control and regulation of the individuals and the states. That is not what I want. I want local policy and decisions to be made at the local level. I want my community to determine what is taught in my local schools. I want to determine how my children are raised with input from my family, church and local community. I do not want someone far removed from the realities of my daily life to make laws and regulations about how I raise my family.
3. What would you say is the most important issue the Libertarians will have to focus on in order to win offices?
To win office the Libertarian message of individual responsibility and freedom needs to be made plain.
4. Who would you like to see become the Libertarian's 2008 Presidential candidate?
Ron Paul, but I know he is seeking the Republican nomination. At this point I am looking at all of the Libertarian Presidential candidates. I have made no firm commitments at this time.