Friday, September 19, 2014

Why am I could be a libertarian?

Most people don't realize this, but most presidents prior to Teddy Roosevelt were

Why did I make the decision to become a libertarian?  Because I believe that people have a general inclination to be smart, to make wise decisions, and most people don't want to be told what to do.

I don't want to be told what to do or how to do things.  Generally, when people try to control me a feeling of resentment and anger brushes over me.  I see this often in children when we adults try to force our methods and views upon them.  

I think that, as a nation, there is a general resentment of government when the people in powerful positions think they know what's best for the people and decide for them on critical issues.

Roe versus Wade is a perfect example.  Here the Supreme Court somehow found a way to rewrite the Constitution and forced abortion on everyone.  The result was resentment and anger by the people who believe abortion is murder, and that by doing it we are taking away the natural rights of the baby; or the right to breathe and to live.

If the opposite would have occurred, if the Supreme Court have decided that abortion was illegal and banned it in the United States, there would have been, and still would be, an outcry from those who believe abortion is the choice of the mother. 

I think that there should be an amendment to the Constitution that simply says:
No law shall be made by the majority that takes away the natural rights or liberties of the minority, unless the actions of the minority impede on the natural rights of others. 
That pretty much sums up my political views.  If this were law, no person in Washington could decide what foods you can and can't eat, and no one would force you to buy healthcare.  No one would tell you you have to pay for contraceptives.

No small group in Washington would be able to pressure the Atlanta Braves, or the Washington Redskins, into getting rid of their logo because they think its offensive.  All this results in is resentment.

Libertarians assume people are smart.  We allow people to make decisions on their own and take responsibility for their own actions.  Surely there will be risk and chaos, but there may also be great rewards.

A libertarian, therefore, would allow the people to decide for themselves, rather than have experts in Washington decide.

When every decision made has the same results, as would be the case when every person does things the same way, the results will all be the same.  In this way, greatness will never be achieved.  Greatness can only be achieved when individuals are provided the high risk, high reward options of personal choice.

The reason is quite simple: I believe that people are smart, and left to their own devices, can make better decisions, with better results, than the collective would make.

Also see why I'm a libertarian conservative.