A Mascot for the Libertarian Party

Whether we like it or not, there’s a certain amount of marketing involved in promoting parties, platforms, and candidates. It’s occurred to me that the Libertarian Party needs a mascot. The Democrats have a donkey. Republicans have an elephant. The Libertarians don’t have a mascot. I propose a snake. Specifically, it’s the eastern diamondback rattlesnake found in the Gadsden flag.


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  1. http://wonderingzygoteemeritus.blogspot.com/ wrote:

    Libertarians are Satans? I think the snake is a bad idea.

    Maybe a Red Brick House will work (a three little pigs ref).

    I personally like the elephant because it is one of the smartest animals, while the donkey is very dumb.

    Posted 17 Aug 2008 at 6:54 pm
  2. Funky Dung wrote:

    Genesis records Satan as being a serpent, not a snake. Most commentaries I’ve read have described the intended meaning as something more menacing, such as a dragon. C.f. the dragon in Revelation.

    Also, have you forgotten that a snake prefigured Christ when Moses held a bronze snake aloft to cure the people of poisonous snake bites? As man brought sin to the world, a man took it away.

    Anyhow, it’s best to not get too tied up in allegorical symbolism. The point is to find a mascot that puts the LP on a level playing field in the political market.

    Posted 17 Aug 2008 at 7:14 pm

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