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Democratic Freedom Caucus

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Democratic Freedom Caucus
Founded1996[1]
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.[citation needed]
IdeologyLibertarianism
Political positionCenter[2][citation needed]
National affiliationDemocratic Party[citation needed]
Colors     Blue
Seats in the Senate
0 / 100
Seats in the House
0 / 435
Other elected offices0
Website
DemocraticFreedomCaucus.org

The Democratic Freedom Caucus (DFC) is a freedom-oriented political action organization within the Democratic Party of the United States that supports basic principles of the party, but does not necessarily share identical viewpoints across the political spectrum; that is, its members are more likely to support individual and personal freedoms and address the basic causes of economic problems instead of just treating the symptoms. Founded in 1996 by Hanno Beck, Mike O'Mara and former Libertarian Andrew Spark,[3][4] the caucus maintains a platform, a list of principles, and a guide for activists, endorses Democratic candidates, including a DFC state chair winning a city council race,[5][6][7] and includes 40 state chairs and regional representatives.[8][9][10][11]

Issues[edit | edit source]

The DFC's positions have some important differences from the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) and Libertarian Party (LP)[12] because the DFC's economic views are in the tradition of John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, John Stuart Mill, Albert Jay Nock and various modern economists who point out how land and natural resources act very differently in the economy than labor and products of human effort.

The DFC also emphasizes a responsible transition approach for moving toward liberty, in contrast to some libertarians who don't offer a path or steps to take for obtaining more liberty. For example, some libertarians have indicated the specific statements they disagree with in the DFC platform, by striking out those passages[13].

Geolibertarianism[edit | edit source]

One significant difference from the RLC and LP is the DFC's promotion of geolibertarian ideas within the Democratic Party because of their position in favor of tax reform that shifts taxes off of labor and production and over to spatial locations of land and the natural resources in land[14][15] [16][17].[18][8]

Environment[edit | edit source]

Unlike other major libertarian organizations, the DFC favors strong environmental laws on the basis that the air and water are natural resources which no person produced and which everyone must use. The DFC also favors repeal of the Price–Anderson Act, which limits liability for nuclear power plant accidents.[19][20]

Workplace safety[edit | edit source]

The DFC also favors laws on workplace safety and believes it is fraudulent to misrepresent workplace hazards or mislead employees as to the dangers they may face.[21]

Consumer safety[edit | edit source]

Similarly, the DFC believes it fraudulent to misrepresent the safety or effectiveness of items or services being offered to the general public.[22]

Notable figures[edit | edit source]

  • Mike Bozarth, state chair of the Missouri Democratic Freedom Caucus, was elected to the city council of St. Joseph as a Democrat[23]

See also[edit | edit source]


Others articles of the Topic Liberalism : Swarna Bharat Party, Bahujan Azad Party

Others articles of the Topic Libertarianism : Libertarian Party of Massachusetts, Illinois Policy Institute
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Another Approach: The Democratic Freedom Caucus
  2. Welcome to the DFC "The DFC advocates freedom-oriented policies, which go beyond left and right"
  3. "DemocraticFreedomCaucus.org". Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  4. "Another approach: The Democratic Freedom Caucus". FreeLiberal.com. Woodbridge, Virginia: The Free Liberal. April 14, 2005. Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  5. "Elections Archives". Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  6. "Municipal Election Results, Buchanan County, MO, April 4, 2006".
  7. "Endorsements Archives". Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "DFC platform". DemocraticFreedomCaucus.org. Somerville, Massachusetts: Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  9. "Principles of the DFC". DemocraticFreedomCaucus.org. Somerville, Massachusetts: Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  10. "Guide for activists". DemocraticFreedomCaucus.org. Somerville, Massachusetts: Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  11. "DFC state chairs and regional representatives". DemocraticFreedomCaucus.org. Somerville, Massachusetts: Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  12. "DFC Platform".
  13. "Democratic Freedom Caucus Redacted Platform - Libertarian Majority". libertarianmajority.net. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  14. ""Another Approach: The Democratic Freedom Caucus"". freeliberal.com. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  15. "Electing Geoist Candidates in the United States, by Mike O'Mara | Progress.org". www.progress.org. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  16. "Nadine Stoner / Democratic Freedom Caucus Endorses LVT -- 2009". commonground-usa.net. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  17. A, Phil (2019-02-28). "Meet the People Rescuing American Politics by Trying to Capture Land Value". Medium. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  18. "Links to other geolibertarian organizations". Geolib.pair.com. Dan Sullivan. Retrieved November 2, 2010.
  19. "Free Liberal: Coordinating towards higher values". freeliberal.com. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  20. "DFC Platform". "Environmental Protection. There should be strong laws against polluting the air or water that others must use. In addition, we should remove government obstacles that prevent individuals from suing companies for polluting. For example, we should repeal the Price-Anderson Act, which severely restricts the right of victims of nuclear accidents to sue the owners of nuclear plants. In addition, we should remove laws that require victims to first spend time asking government administrative bureaucracies to look into a situation, rather than letting the victims immediately pursue a court action against a company. The government also should not subsidize developers".
  21. "DFC Platform". Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  22. "DFC Platform". Democratic Freedom Caucus. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  23. "Municipal Election Results, Buchanan County, MO, April 4, 2006".

External links[edit | edit source]

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