I was a Libertarian before it was cool

This is the Libertarian Party’s moment to shine.  Corruption has reached an all-time high in Washington D.C. and the American people are rightly becoming more and more suspect of their elected government officials.  From the Benghazi cover-up to the IRS scandal, from gun running (Fast and Furious) to the Associated Press privacy fiasco, the government is clearly out of control and the evidence is in plain sight.

This is nothing new.  This is what governments do when the people grant them virtually unchecked power.  Why does it take public scandal before Americans finally wake up to what’s been going on under their noses for decades?

And the people of our nation, once again, are left footing the bill.  The American people have a reason to start looking elsewhere for their political leadership – as they always have.  Will this mean the majority of Republicans and Democrats will jump ship to the Libertarians?  Of course not.  And honestly, they don’t need to.  The Libertarian movement has always been around and always will be.  We are willing to accept anyone to the side of freedom and liberty.

But if Americans truly want change in their country, it is imperative that they finally stop believing that it is their job to vote for the lesser of two evils because, as all Americans plainly see, evil is still evil however you slice it.  Your party affiliation does not matter as much as your votes do.  Vote for freedom and start experiencing everything that this great nation has to offer.  Or, continuing vote for evil, and our government will forever remain…evil.

I am a damn proud Libertarian.  I am a Libertarian because I have two eyes, both in working order.  I cringe when I look at my paycheck every two weeks and see the money being confiscated from me.  I see our government’s never-ending drive to disarm the American people and throw away parts of the Constitution.  I see the federal government running up deficits and asking Americans to cut back and spend responsibly even when our own politicians would never dream of using the same philosophy with our money at the national level.

Benghazi made it cool again to be a Libertarian, but it should not take major public scandals to wake the population up to the systematic failures of their own government.  It should not take the loss of freedom before Americans begin to love freedom.  But it does.

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