If the world were free of socialists, "progressives," "do-gooders," and other would-be dictators, libertarians (like most people ... hint, hint) would have no interest in entering politics.
But in a world addicted to using government force in misguided attempts to "help people," many libertarians recognize the need to engage in politics for the purpose of self-defense, to keep the bad guys as well as the so-called good guys (well-meaning "do gooders") from legislating a slavery-burden of rules. regulations, decrees, taxes, wealth distribution, and other ego-vested insanity.
"But you have to have some government!"
A few libertarians claim the only government needed is individual self-government. They would change their minds quickly if they lived among unchecked roving brute force gangs. Governments evolve naturally for good reason.
Unfortunately, the Democratic Party in America, like socialist parties in other countries, has itself become a unchecked brute force gang, so even the polyanna "peaceful anarchy" libertarians might start seeing the need to be politically active in self-defense.
Libertarians who enter politics in self-defense seem to have two choices:
1. Recruit a number of very mature and very wise men and women into the Libertarian Party and find the one issue which will catapult the Libertarian Party into major party status as the Republican Party wanes (just as the slavery issue catapulted the Republican Party into major party status as the Whigs waned).
2. Develop their own maturity and wisdom, then wisely and maturely take over the Republican Party following the example of patient "progressives" who over many years have taken over the Democratic Party.
Divided ... libertarians are conquered, as their enabler role in the rise of Obama fascism has proven.
United behind a single strategy, libertarian success is assured. But which stategy will libertarians finally be sold on?
Welcoming an already successful politician, Bob Barr, was a smart move for the LP. The LP has become a bit wiser and more mature. But progress in this direction so far has not been nearly enough. The LP remains on balance more immature and unwise than not.
The most successful libertarian to date has been Ron Paul, and his popularity has been a direct result of his activism in introducing libertarian ideas into nationally viewed Republican debates. Can you imagine what would happen if libertarians quit trying to get the LP into Republican-Democrat debates and instead, like Ron Paul, entered Republican debates as Republican candidates in Republican primaries?
Nonetheless, Paul's unwise heavy anti-war focus only reinforced Obama's stand and made it possible for an unscrupulous far-left fascist to be elected. Speaking out strongly instead on a more clearly anti-Democratic Party issue will definitely yield much more self-defensive progress for libertarians.
Now maybe it's the LP's turn to get some attention, as self-proclaimed loud mouth Wayne Allyn Root, far from mature and wise but certainly charismatic, is beginning to gain national viewership:
It's hard to like the arrogance of Wayne Allyn but at least he is not waiting for others to change the world he sees. He is taking full personal responsibility for change being made. This ownership attitude reminds one of the Apostle Paul, or Ayn Rand.
If you are just waking up to your innate libertarian side and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of Obama's religion of government worship, give yourself the pleasure of reading Ayn Rand's epic and masterful novel, Atlas Shrugged
"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles
For the last election year studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles
For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism
“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)
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