Monday, November 12, 2012

Now I Get to Make Everyone Mad

Really, this is where I excel.  I generally don't made just one side mad, I get to both.

I've come to the conclusion in the last few weeks, that I'm a libertarian.  I really am of the mindset that the government should get out of my life and stay out of my life.  I believe our country was founded on strong state power and limited federal government power.  That philosophy got me thinking.

Are Republicans, in general, any different from Democrats?  Yes, they are.  In some respects they are.  However, most Republicans pay lip service to we the people.  Let's face it.  Nothing in the last twelve years proves that, if given true power, the Republicans wouldn't spend money just like Democrats.  They'd just spend it on different things.  They might not legislate healthcare or carbon taxes, but they darn well would try to legislate abortion and marriage.  I began to wonder if it's really just that some Americans don't want smaller government, but government to be powerful in the aspects that are important to them.  I used to be one of those people.  Not so much anymore.

I am not pro gay marriage.  However, I do believe it's a state issue.  I'm very pro-life, but I also believe that's a state issue.  See, states=powerful, federal government=not so powerful. 

There isn't a single thing the federal government has done well, outside of national defense.  Social Security lockbox?  Unlocked and spent.  Medicare/Medicaid?  Won't survive if we don't do something about it.  Amrtrak?  Still failing to make any money.  Taxpayers subsidize it.  Post Office?  Runs huge deficits every year.  Education?  Has failed to improve at all despite more and more money being thrown at it.  I could go on and on.  

So I'm a libertarian.  And really, I think most people, deep down are.  We've been suckered into a two party system where our choices are "ugly" and "really ugly", and we are dumb enough to continue to vote for the "lesser of two evils".  We continue to play the game, and we never get what we thought we were buying.

It's time we the people took back our country.  We the people need to stop settling for "whatever candidate will do less damage".  We need to stop deciding whether we are okay with double digit debt and single digit debt.  We need to start voting for the real small government people.

We can do this...


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