Voting is not a 'privilege'

The NC Republican Party’s executive committee is considering a resolution to “rescind the privilege of unaffiliated voters voting in the Republican Primary.”

News flash for the GOP: voting is not a privilege; it is a natural right. They have also forgotten their own history. It was the NC GOP that first opened their primary ballot to unaffiliated voters.

This Libertarian hopes they pass the resolution. Then maybe those earnest Republicans who’ve been struggling to restore the party to its principled roots of limited government will finally realize their’s is not a hopeless cause — it is an unnecessary fight, simply not worth the effort.  Libertarians honor and revere that goal and will gladly accept them to vote as unaffiliated voter, in our primary.

“The state made established political parties public. I don’t like it, but it’s the world we live in,” said Thomas Hill, a member of the LPNC executive committee. Thomas is seeking the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Congress n District 78 and doesn’t expect to have a primary.

And if the GOP closes its doors to unaffiliated these independent minded people may also conclude that “The old parties are husks, with no real soul within either, divided on artificial lines, boss-ridden and privilege-controlled, each a jumble of incongruous elements, and neither daring to speak out wisely and fearlessly on what should be said on the vital issues of the day.” (Theodore Roosevelt)


  1. I’m perfectly fine with the Partocracies closing off their primaries to unaffiliated voters. The parties are private, let them do what they wish. However, the LP will continue to accept those disenfranchised unaffiliates, and we will continue to grow.

  2. I’d agree political parties should be allowed to determine who could vote in their primaries — if they paid for the primaries. In NC, however, taxpayers pay for the primaries, whether we are allowed to vote in them or not.

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