In some cases, frankly, a totalitarian state is the goal for advocates of statism. Such advocates for tyranny are not likely to embrace libertarianism simply because our arguments are persuasive.
But in other cases, advocates for more government control honestly believe that they are working on behalf of Human Rights. Such individuals may be influenced by reason.
However, winning them over requires that we first dispel the myth that their policies advance Human Rights. To do that, we must clarify in their minds what a Right is and is not. Pursuant to that, we suggest the following wording be added to the LP National Platform.
Proposed 2012 Plank:
We condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant. Government should not deny or abridge any individual’s rights based on sex, wealth, race, color, creed, age, national origin, personal habits, political preference or sexual orientation. Parents, or other guardians, have the right to raise their children according to their own standards and beliefs.