Ok, he hasn’t actually started a “Coffee Party” movement, but he has written a blog post.
In his hypothetical half-serious 10-point manifesto, the excellent Bill Easterly proposes a tolerant, liberal agenda.
Among their policies and ideals, the Coffee Party…
- …”likes free trade”
- …recognises “tax-bloated government”
- …proposes “ending the War on Drugs”
- …”hates xenophobia towards immigrants”, specifically when “aimed at particular trading partners, falsely blamed for our economic woes.”
- …believes that “ALL ‘are by nature equally free and independent,’ and have ‘inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,’ men and women, blacks and whites, gays and straights, immigrants and natives, Christians and Muslims, citizens and foreigners, rich and poor.”
Surely this is something the LDs should support and emulate. Or at least it would be if it actually existed.Tags: Bill Easterly, Coffee Party