Introduction – Who is this guy?
I’ve been an Information Technology professional for 20+ years. A voting libertarian for 26 years and debating libertarian philosophy just as long. Fellow libertarians will understand why. If you’re a libertarian you’re consistently challenged from both sides for not taking their positions.
I was a GOP precinct delegate for my state from 1988-1992 and was considering a future in politics. What I saw happening inside the GOP left me disillusioned…long before the GOP’s downward slide culminated in the lunacy of Donald Trump. So disillusioned that I left politics altogether.
You see, I actually believed some of these Ronald Reagan quotes:
“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
“As government expands, liberty contracts.”
“We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”
Of course, the slogan that hit home most to me was “less government, more personal responsibility.”
But obviously, that wasn’t the reality. I realized that the GOP was authoritarian in their own way, just as the Democrats are authoritarian in their way. But I took those quotes to heart. I started searching for a political philosophy that had consistent principles built around liberty and smaller government and I found libertarianism.
My activity in the party has waxed and waned over the years…despite my consistency in voting for libertarian candidates. With a majority of Americans fed up with the two-party system, I’m hoping that my words and common sense approach appeal to some of you that aren’t sold on either party as a solution to this nation’s problems.
Previously, I was very active on various social media sites debating libertarian philosophy, but I’ve come to the conclusion that my posts are far too long for those mediums. If I make a claim, I have a strong tendency to back it up logically and data where applicable. That tends to make for longer posts that take some time to digest rather than the typical bite-sized meme-type content of social media.
My goal is to make 2-3 posts a week, focusing on current events and topics. Comments are disabled but feel free to send me feedback.