What are the differences between the Constitution Party and the Libertarian Party?

I ask this because I heard both are thinking about backing Ron Paul in his Presidential run. Since they are both third parties, would they ever think about joining forces?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    One very big difference is that the Libertarians support all of the Constitutional limits on government power, whereas the Constitution Party people only support the right to keep and bear arms--they want to end separation of church and state, ban abortion, favor censorship rather than freedom of speech and the press, want to end protections of due process for those accused of crimes, etc. etc. etc.

    Despite all this, the Constitution Party folks love to talk about "limited government"--generally meaning, limited from doing anything good. So, their rhetoric tends to overlap with the Libertarians, though they use it more as Newspeak rather than an accurate description of what they believe in.

  • 1 decade ago

    A couple of differences.

    One is that the Libertarian Party has had a presidential candidate on the ballot in all fifty states in every election since at least 1988.

    About all I know about the Constitution Party is that they are big fans of the Constitution. That's nice, as far as it goes, but what about state politics? Libertarians run for state and local offices as well. There are Libertarians holding offices in state legislatures and city councils in many states. Apparently, Libertarians believe that there's more to US Politics than the White House. I'm not sure whether the Constitution Party knows that or not, since they're after that one office, but if you read the Constitution carefully, it's not all that powerful an office.

    I dunno. They could join us if they'd take a pledge against initiating violence.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Constitution Party is more to the Religious right while the Libertarian party is not as Religiously based. But basically they hold about the same platform. And Ron Paul will be running on the Republican Parties ticket. http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=RonPaul2008dot...

  • 1 decade ago

    The Constitution Party is a United States political party. It was founded as the U.S. Taxpayers Party in 1992. The party's official name was changed to the Constitution Party in 1999; however, some state affiliate parties are known under different names. It ranks third nationally amongst all US political parties in registered voters, with 366,937 registered members as of November 2006. [5], most of whom come from California and Illinois.

    The Constitution Party advocates a strong adherence to what its members believe is the original intent of the U.S. Constitution and the principles of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. It takes an ultra-conservative approach on moral issues and seeks to restore what it calls the "Biblical foundations" of "American jurisprudence".[6]

    Many members of the Constitution Party believe that the Republican and Democratic parties are corrupt and are subversive in nature.[citation needed]

    In 2006, Rick Jore of Montana became the first Constitution Party candidate elected to a state-level office[7][8], though the Constitution Party of Montana was not affiliated with the national party at the time. His 2004 race was extremely close and ended up being decided against him by a controversial court decision

    Source(s): What is a Libertarian? Let's start with Webster's definition: Libertarian: A person who upholds the principles of individual liberty especially of thought and action. Capitalized: a member of a political party advocating libertarian principles. Libertarians believe in, and pursue, personal freedom while maintaining personal responsibility. The Libertarian Party itself serves a much larger pro-liberty community with the specific mission of electing Libertarians to public office. Libertarians strongly oppose any government interfering in their personal, family and business decisions. Essentially, we believe all Americans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit as long as they do no harm to another. In a nutshell, we are advocates for a smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The CP has the philosophy of obeying the Constitution, such as defending the right to life under Amendment V, as Ron Paul does, unlike many Libertarians, who are pro-abortion. Another difference is that many Libertarians are anti-borders.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Constitution Party members are ideologic bed fellows to the Religious Right, and no self respecting Libertarian would lump himself in with trash like that.

  • Chase
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago



    Here, compare and contrast the two parties stances. Hope this helps.

  • 1 decade ago

    chuck norris has not killed anyone from the constitution party because they know to stay outta his way

  • 1 decade ago

    sounds good to me, how many ex wives do the the bunch in combination have...

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