Constitutional Libertarianism

Constitutional Libertarianism

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Give me liberty or get me the hell out of here.

Personally,  I think the single-most largest loss in the culture wars of America is the concept of Liberty.

Liberty, boiled down to a nut, is being able to live your life without being micro-manged by an "Establishmententity.  "Establishment" referring to any governmental, religious, trade or other group.

The concept of Liberty, however improperly applied by those "forefathers at the time, is what America is based on.  It's still one of the greatest draws of immigrants from all over the world.

The idea that you can be the person you want to be.  That your life is your own and no group can dictate or pre-determine your life.

Part of the loss of Liberty is the refusal of people to accept the consequences of their choices and decisions.  to take responsibility for the decisions they make and expecting someone else to pay or face some or all of those consequences.

That unwillingness to accept that responsibility incurs a reaction by those groups and entities to claim that if people will expect responsibility for other individuals consequences is going to happen, then those groups will impose regulations to limit their exposure to claims.

If we want Liberty.  if we truly want to keep Liberty in this country, then we must stop expecting it to be a nerf society that protects us from our selves.  

We need to accept the consequences for our actions and decisions without calling for help from Big Brother because life has become too uncomfortable.

Liberty means being able to live our own lives and taking what comes with that.  you can't have it both ways.

Without individual Liberty, there is no America.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

So what if they run as an "Independent"?

I've noticed some talk about a few candidates running as Independent and many people hailing them as if they were new saviors.

I would like to say that it's good that they buck the two party system and that they are walking their own line, not the line of a party affiliation.  Very good indeed.

Having said that, just because someone is running as an "Independent" does not mean they don't still have leanings toward party thinking.  Some former democrats and republicans, disillusioned with not getting any traction in their party of choice, are known to run as "Independent" to get some attention.  It doesn't change their political leanings though.

Don't vote for someone just because they run as "Independent".  You want to vote for someone because you agree with their platform and ideas.  Learn what their positions are.

Describing themselves as "Independent"  isn't the only step that needs to be taken to break the chokehold the two party system has on our election system.