Originally posted by BeingWatchedByThem
I don't use the french-style, Left-Center-Right description of ideals. I perfer the "political compass".
And myself, you guessed it, im a Libertarian.
Social Policy: slightly to the Libertarian right
Economically: Lessaize Faire Libertarian
Foreign Policy: Extreme Libertarian stance
God bless my liberties/rights you gave me at birth, and punish those who wish to suppress them.
Here's how I scored.....
Libertarians are self-governors in both personal and economic matters. They believe government's only purpose is to protect people from coercion and
violence. They value individual responsibility, and tolerate economic and social diversity.
Yesterday I was in a really pissy mood and just shooting off my mouth, I'd like to make things crystal clear and I apologise to anyone who saw my
First I just want to start off by saying i've done some research on all parties, i'm in no way an expert, but I will say that i've been at the
anarchist's website and they have similiar views of libertarians...
cons and libs imo seem to have the same agenda's, if they get in power one side will suffer over the over, one cuts, the other does the opposite.
These two parties seem to be far from my personal truth, personal freedom, I want to keep it simple, I don't want to get into economics and foreign
policy, my issue is about personal freedoms.
I really strongly believe people should be able to make their own decisions about anything, whether it be about doing drugs or having consentual sex..
Isn't is funny that government has laws on sodomy and prostitution? They are telling people what they can and can't do, and alot of it is to
generate money aka police shake down.. That's really my passion, freedom, anarchists view things similar in the libertarian light.
One of the original anarchists, Callicles of Acharnae, a Greek from the late 5th Century B.C., basing his arguments on the Sophist position that might
makes right, held that laws were made by weak men, in order to control and restrain the few who were strong.
I believe that in order for freedom to be reestablished a consistent movement must take place, one based in reason and possessing a clarity of ideas.
An intellectual situation must be achieved wherein the concept of man's rights is fully understood and accepted. Because of this, those who choose to
work toward the establishment of a limited government must be fully consistent. Their professed goal must be that of a limited government that is
charged only with defending and protecting the rights of man. Further, they must not join forces with others who advocate opposing systems of
government. Also, I believe that liberalism will soon hold little power in our country. This is because the liberals have lost credibility by
continuing to foster an ideology whose time has passed, that no longer works and has created massive losses and little benefit to the American
citizen. Currently our political scene has witnessed a shift toward the right and it remains to be seen whether this shift will result in free
enterprise or in repressive theocratic fascism. There are enough indications to warrant the danger of fascism. Because of the events of 9/11/01, many
Americans have reevaluated the reasons why America was attacked and have recognized that what makes us different and hated are our freedoms, our
democratic institutions, our affluence and open personalities. Some have taken to reevaluating their religious premises and see these events from a
theocratic perspective that is unfortunately, exclusive of the many non-Christian, non-denominational people. Criticisms of Muslims and other
non-Christians, as well as atheists, are done with such vehemence and anger that one would think that all non-Christian Americans are un-American.
Some liberals have reevaluated the role played by liberal politicians in weakening our country and making us vulnerable to these attacks. Other
liberals, those who felt guiltiest, have gone into denial and chose to blame everything on conservatives with so much distortion that they seem
childish and self-serving.
Those of us who had favored limited government must now negotiate a new political culture and ensure that in advocating a fight against terrorism and
the very real enemies of America we do not also serve the interests of fascism. In addition, those Libertarians who advocate a limited government and
free economy, if they continue to fight as a political party outside the ranks of the major parties are missing a very real necessity of preventing
the now entrenched Republican Party from moving toward fascism.
references: Roberto Diego
How Opinion Makers Use Spin to Manipulate Truth
I understand i'm all over the map sometimes, but just want to let you know sometimes my mind is running a millions miles/second and it's hard to
word things the way i want to... all i can do is express myself the best way i know how... I'm still learning.