Libertarian Party Chairman Compares Party to African American Voters in the 1960s

In a recent interview with Salon, Nicholas Sarwark, the Chairman of the National Libertarian Party, compared the party’s treatment to African Americans in the 1960s. Sarwark said,

“The Libertarian Party is in the same place where African-Americans were prior to the 60s. We’re in the same place where women were prior to getting the right to vote. We have to try harder because we are judged more harshly.”

Prior to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, African Americans, especially in the south, had a very limited ability to vote. Whether it was through government obstacles such as literacy tests or physical violence, blacks had a difficult time reaching the polls.

Women also had a difficult time reaching the polls. It took a constitutional amendment to grant them the right to vote.

You can watch the video here.