Hugh Downs Quote

“I think it might be important to point out that this country is a one-party country. Half of that party is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesn’t make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians.”

~ Hugh Downs

on Politically Correct, April, 1997.

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

Brilliant observation and obvious to those who don't suffer from the left / right bias. Which is after all, just a dog and pony show any way...

Carol Dorrough, Estero, FL

So those of you who read this, agree, and are not yet supporting the LIBERTARIAN party, the party of FREEDOM and LIBERTY, please join us!

Joanna Jaicks, North Charleston

I knew there was a reason I always liked that man!

jim k, Austin, Tx

Libertarians are the only ones who really believe in small government and lower, much lower, taxes. I support and am a member of the Libertarian Party. We also want to end the horror known as The war on Drugs. Check out on the web to see why this 'War" is destroying this country.

Mike, Norwalk

AMEN & AMEN ! ! ! We hold this truth to be self evident.

Bill, Niles, MI

Well, I don't know so much about the second half of his statement, but I do have to agree with the first half. I don't remember who coined the term "Republicrats" but I think that's just about right.

Mary - MI
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Mary - MI    4/19/12

Libertarian - You mean those folks who truly believe in adhering and upholding every nuance of the U.S. Constitution, i.e., this nation's Supreme Rule of Law? Well, ALRIGHT and AMEN!

E Archer, NYC

Generally, Libertarians are not 'party-men' but they are going to have to start banding together if we are to stop the one-party system.


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