a reply to: Southern Guardian
Yea, I disagreed with his social policies as well.
One of the appeals of libertarianism should be the platform doesn't really have a stance on social issues other than not having one. In other words,
if you do something that doesn't affect anyone, I don't care and nor should the government. I don't care who someone loves so long as consenting
adults, none of my business and certainly not someone working on my tax dime.
Per the news letters- if his (probably were), not a fan. He's not helping anything out by making issues harder to discuss, because clearly it looked
like someone who can't handle it. Can we talk about different demographics and the struggles they're facing in persuit of something constructive?
Sure, I think we should. Some of the things he appeared to have said just seemed spiteful and not from a place of actually caring, and when some
people call it racist, it's pretty hard for me to defend that, or even want to.
The federal reserve is really the only thing that excited me about him other than the foreign policy or lack there of, the two very important for each
other. Fiat currency comes from the Latin meaning "let it be done", which brings a large amount of implied or inherent trust. I don't posses that
trust, and what people don't realize is it's an antithesis to democracy. See, the financial system is just important if not more than the political
democracy. When there is limited funds available, the government just can't produce more for endeavors without public support. And just because you
trust one admin, doesn't mean the next won't take credit lines to do things you despise. So back in the day, if we wanted to go to war, we couldn't
fund it unless people bought war bonds. Now they just print it, and you don't have a say... It's like giving them a credit card and hoping they buy
things you'd allow. But they are more accountable when there is finite supply of said money.
At the end of the day, a lot or most of us want similar things but see a different path that would be more successful. I don't think we can even begin
to think about meaningful programs to enrich individuals or society. I think we have to gut most of it and focus on education and go from there. I say
we go back to personal responsibility and give everyone a good chance at education, and after that they have free will. I have no problem with
education because I see it as an investment, one of the ones with the highest return on investment... And if we make the opportunity for accessible
education including trades, people will make more, be tax producers and not consumers, and you see other problems like incarceration decrease.
Part of me likes Bernie, part of me even trust his motives are good, but I don't think there would be good outcomes for his way of execution if he
had the chance. Ironically though, he and Ron Paul are inversely different on platform but similar in political fate. A libertarian and a socialist
who had more of a passionate base than anyone they ran against in the party they hijacked to use as a vehicle... Yet both parties had to suppress
them. That's the moral of the story here, they didn't go by the script.