posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:45 PM
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
Great thread. Needed to be shared.
If anyone has a blog, put this up on it. Get the word out. People want to be free. If there is a grass roots effort amongst the youth, the
Libertarian platform should be for them. The same could be said for anyone who has ever been the victim of the government. Such experiences can make
you really relish in true liberty.
ElectricCrown....i "meditate" and espouse all libertarian ideals (although will not "join the ranks" as i do not join groups or squeeze into
boxes). If you only knew me, you would feel like the fool that you seem to be for making such a silly statement.
I like your post but I don't necessarily believe that all people want to be free. On the contrary, I think the issue is that the masses are happiest
without responsibility and accountability. I've been a registered Libertarian for over 15 years and I'm amazed how willfully ignorant people are
about the politics of Libertarianism. It seems to me that people have found it easier to simply blame Congress or the President but continue to vote
for the same class of idiots that use the Constitution as toilet paper.
The change has to start with us. When asked who I voted for in 2008, I speak of Barr/Root which always leads to a discussion.....this is your opening
to explain Libertarianism. The schools, colleges, media, etc. are VERY effective at pushing the pro-Government propaganda so as Libertarians this is
our biggest challenge. It's extremely difficult to change the R vs D mindset. As an example, my wife, who has listened to my discussions for more
than 5 years, is still a registered Democrat (although she is starting to heal from the affliction). Her family, very far-left Progressives, had her
convinced that more Government = more freedom when we all know the opposite is true.
I'm glad someone posted this thread - it's up to us to patiently and confidently explain Libertarianism to generally close-minded people. This is
our burden but it's one that's very rewarding once you see them get it.