Libertarianism is not an exclusive club. In fact, Libertarians are perhaps the most politically-welcoming group of people left in the United States of America. The Libertarian philosophy is about giving people the freedom to choose, without exception. Libertarians do not pick and choose when our freedoms apply. How much more welcoming can you get?
Even though you may not call yourself a Libertarian, you probably hold very Libertarian beliefs on an increasing number of today’s issues. As Republicans and Democrats continue their strangle-hold over Washington D.C., you might even find that your Libertarian leanings are strengthening. As more of our liberties get removed by the long arm of unaccountable politicians, the stronger we need to fight to get them back, and admitting how Libertarian you truly are is a good first step.
How do you know if your belief system has changed enough over the years that you might, just might, be a real flesh-and-blood Libertarian?
- If you believe that both Republicans and Democrats are equally complicit in the corruption of American government, you might be a Libertarian.
- If you understand that people deserve economic and social freedom at the same time, you might be a Libertarian.
- If you reject the idea that government knows best, you might be a Libertarian.
- If you believe that the rightful owner of a taxpayer’s hard-earned money is the person who earned it, you might be a Libertarian.
- If you believe any two consenting adults deserve to be treated equally under the law, you might be a Libertarian.
- If you believe the War on Drugs has not only enhanced the availability of extremely dangerous drugs, but has also resulted in expensive and wasteful incarcerations of non-violent offenders of “crime”, you might be a Libertarian.
- If you believe that our military has been exploited and used by our own government in questionable wars and “humanitarian” missions, you might be a Libertarian.
- If you have ever cursed and thrown objects against the wall trying to figure out your taxes, you might be a Libertarian.
- If you believe that April 15th (tax day) needs to be recognized as a day of mourning, you might be a Libertarian.