Despite attempts by some progressives/liberals to obscure the issue by referring to themselves as Left-Libertarians, the only semblance of a home for liberty today resides on the Right, and hopefully a New Right is emerging much like the Old Right of the mid-twentieth century. If the Left truly wants to present liberty in the 21st century, then they'll gave to end the group-think and statist power-mongering. As much as it's tempting to eradicate Left-Right, it would only serve the purposes of the Left since they are more politically adept and would surreptiously take control of the political process. The Left is much better at politics than the Right, thus, the Right is constantly demonized in media, in Universities, in Hollywood and in big cities across the country. The Right is defined in the political realm by its absolute worst flaws. The fanatical Religious Right which wanted to gain moral control of America years back is hardly a factor at all going into 2012, but the Left has framed the Right as anti-women, anti-birth-control and so on. Media sharks needle someone like Rick Santorum constantly and then when he responds and tries to anser their questions, they accuse him of obsessing over social issues. Santorum brings much on himself, and if he continues to draw only from social conservatives, he doesn't stand a chance. The Right is no more hawkish than the Left but every pronouncement by Lindsay Graham and John McCain is prominently reported as if these two dinosaurs represent the Right.
What should the New Right represent which will counter the political influence of the Left? Well, the Right has to remain in politics as long as the possibility of gaining coercive power is a reality, and it is a reality, and the Left is winning. No, the Left has not gotten its way on many of their agenda items, like Cap and Trade, but, through regulatory back-channels, they are gaining more and more power.
The New Right is at least sceptical of our overseas interventions such as the Afghanistan War. The New Right is cognizant of the problems created by government intervention in the economy. The New Right understands that social issues are best handled in the markeplace of ideas, not through legislation. The New Right understands that embracing a free market is primarily about the concept of economic liberty and a free enevironment, and it's not about particular industries or companies which support Republican causes. Cronyism should be anathema to the New Right. All corporate welfare should be eradicated before a single welfare program for the poor is even considered. The New Right should make it clear that concern for the environment is a number one priority, and, as such, national conversations regarding innovations to reduce pollution should be inspirational and transformative. As we all realize our common relationship with our environment, we can stop the silly notion that a faction of the American population wants dirty water and lung-destroying air.
The New Right should end the game against the Left and become a true opposition force to deceit, propaganda and statist power-grabbing. If there's a true disagreement about the best way to enhance human flourishing, then have the debate, but quit pretending that one side is righteous and the other evil. From my perspective as a proponent of a New Right -- I beleive the Left is just flat wrong about economics and interventionist government. We all want basically the same Big Things, and those who are deceitful and only want something for nothing will have no influence -- this can no longer continue. America has to make serious systemic changes regarding governance. Outside of government, I have very few problems with liberals, but when it comes to government and the economy, I have huge problems, and as the Left goes along with the Democratic Party's foreign interventions, I have problems with the Progressive hawks. It need not be personal -- ideas are important enough.