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I do not want to be considered a liberal (or not) any more. I think I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I do not endorse or condone any political ideology.
In other words, I think of myself as a conservative who is not a liberal. I’m open to a lot of different ideas and I don’t believe I’m in lockstep with any political ideology. But I do believe in my own moral principles and if I find myself defending them, then I’m entitled to do so.
I am a Libertarian and I do not believe that human beings are inherently good or bad. I just believe that human beings come with all sorts of good and bad qualities. I do believe that our best interests are best served by having laws that protect innocent people from harm. I also believe that society is very bad at protecting its most vulnerable population. The best way to defend against these problems is to have laws that provide for the best possible protection for our most vulnerable population.
So I would like to ask you both to do me a favor. When I was growing up in the 1980s, I watched a lot of shows about people who were just trying to survive. I don’t think that I ever saw a show that was about a libertarian trying to live his life without government interference. I think there must be a libertarian somewhere in this universe.
That person is you. If you don’t think you are a libertarian, go out and get a gun.
I’m not sure how I feel about that, but I think it’s great that the internet is a place where people who would like to get off the government hook can find it. In fact, the Internet is a sort of libertarian utopia. That’s the reason I started this blog. I want to encourage people to think for themselves and not necessarily follow what they think other people want.
While I’m not a fan of the phrase “libertarian” it’s worth noting that libertarianism is a very broad label. It can mean a wide variety of things from what we might call classical liberals to the very libertarian type that George Will is advocating in his book, “The Libertarian Reader”. There are some things that are completely libertarian without being “free”, like all-in-one insurance and the right to keep and bear arms.
This is another way of saying “I believe I’m right and everyone else is wrong.” We are a society that teaches children that they should not question others. I’m not saying we should not question other people, but we should certainly be educated in how to do it.
I think it’s important to educate children in how to think for themselves and to think critically. This is an aspect of liberal social policy that I personally oppose. It doesn’t mean I don’t think liberals are correct, but I believe the way of the “liberal” is wrong for society as a whole.