World’s Smallest Political Platform for the Libertarian Party Petition

I hadn’t been looking forward to the Libertarian Party convention’s debates over the party’s platorm.

Who the heck ever reads party platforms anyway?

It’s people and candidates who identify as Libertarians who will define the LP in most people’s minds, not policy documents.

But this proposed platform has caught my eye. It’s just a single plank, a single sentence. It boils libertarianism down to its basics.:

The Libertarian Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope or power of government at any level or for any purpose.

More about the origins of the WSPP can be found at the blog of it’s author Thomas Knapp.