Are you REALLY in the Right Political Party?

Posted: 21st December 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Politcis / Government
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LibertarianWhether you have officially registered with a political party, or you just informally associate with one, almost everyone considers themselves a part of one part or another.  In addition, most preppers and people who visit this site likely consider themselves Republicans.  We tend to want a smaller government that is involved with far fewer things.  We tend to want lower taxes, less state required handouts, and the freedom to live our lives the way we want.  We typically believe that government, to the point that it is necessary, should be primarily handled at the local and state levels, with as little as possible being controlled by the federal agencies.

While everyone has slightly different reasons for these beliefs, we can generally agree that government handouts in the form of welfare and other programs don’t truly help people.  They are far too often used as a way to control the masses by taking from the producers, and giving to those that have not worked for it.  This is not charity, it is theft.  Many of us are actually extraordinarily generous with our time and money, but we want to be able to choose who, when and why we give, not be compelled to by the government!

With all this in mind, maybe we should look at the people who we have been voting into office for the last several decades (or longer).  I’m not talking about people from opposing political parties, I’m talking about those who we have actually voted for!  Are they representing your beliefs, or have they sold out to corporations and special interests?  Are they fighting to defend the constitution, or are they bending it and manipulating it to the point where it is almost unrecognizable?  Are they keeping their campaign promises, or are they lying just to get in office?

If you’re happy with your representatives, maybe you’re in the right party, but if not, it might be time to consider switching.  In my experience, even though most preppers vote Republican, their actual views and beliefs line up much better with the libertarian party.  If you haven’t already, why not look over some of these basic tenants of the libertarian party and see what you think.

What do Libertarians Believe?

  • They believe that individuals should control their own lives to as great an extent as possible
  • The government should only be involved to protect people from infringing on the rights of others, and the only legitimate use of force is in defense of these individual rights
  • Individuals have the right to voluntarily risk harm to themselves, and legislation should not infringe on that right
  • Citizens should be safe in their own homes and property, a right guaranteed by the fourth amendment
  • People should be able to pursue their own dreams in their own ways
  • Strongly affirm the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment
  • Property rights of individuals should be protected
  • Government subsidizing of energy, or any other industry, should end, allowing the free market to drive innovation
  • The government should support a military sufficient to defend the country against aggression.  This military should not be used to police the world, or engage in unnecessary conflicts
  • People should never be required, by force or any other means, to sacrifice their lives and property for the benefit of others

These are just some of the many well defined Libertarian ideas, and each reader will agree or disagree with items on this list.  If you find that you’re agreeing with most, or even all, of these items, ‘you might be a Libertarian’.

If you’re interested in reading more about the beliefs of the Libertarian Party, and see how you can get involved, check out their website at www.lp.org.  What do you think about the Libertarian Party?  Have you considered it before?  We’d love to hear your comments below!

  1. Echo says:

    i am a registered dem. but when i vote i vote for the person i think is going to be the best one for the office and will do the best job for all people concerned. it does not matter one bit whether that person running for office is a rep, dem, lib, green or mickey mouse.

    • ePrepper says:

      Many vote for who they “think” is the best person – that’s the problem. Too often charisma is the sole deciding factor. Too often there’s a candidate that can “talk a good talk,” but just plain LIES and is only pandering to what he/she “thinks” people want to hear. Then you end up with a dictator