I found this news shocking.. Why would Mike Gravel join the Libertarian Party? The only thing Mike Gravel and the LP would have in common is perhaps their views on foreign policy. But c'mon! The LPs are against universal health care, public funding of education, etc. This contradicts what Gravel views. Libertarians claim to be in favour of freedom, but in reality their view of freedom would naturally lead to private tyranny.
Gravel believes in carbon tax.. Libertarians are strongly opposed to that
Gravel believes in universal health care... Libertarians strongly oppose this.
Gravel believes in strengthening social security.. Libertarians want to abolish it
Gravel believes in strengthening the VA .. Libertarians would abolish it
Gravel believes in regulating ISPs to keep Net neutrality.... Libertarians are anti-regulation, thus against any net-neutrality legislation.
Why Mike? Why?