If "libertarianism" means anything, it means abandonment now and always of government attempts to better the lives of citizens economically.
In the news: 263,000 jobs lost in September; jobless rate 9.8%
The Obama Administration is following exactly the same steps as the Roosevelt Administration took in the 1930s: attempting to "cure" an economic recession by vast government expenditures to fund utopian "welfare" programs. Just as in the 1930s, insane government spending is deepening the recession into a depression. Increasingly Americans find themselves at the mercy of a government elite who know not what they do.
Government by so-called "Progressives" can only be regressive, can only create more poverty than ever, can only lead to citizen-slaves going through the motions and feeling their spirit only in forbidden black markets, can only lead to martial law and slavery to government. Just as human beings were not born to live under water like fish or to fly from treetop to treetop like birds, so it is not and can never be a proper function of governments to provide for the economic welfare of people.
Libertarians say "No!" to the welfare state if it means the state telling people how they must live and robbing people of the opportunity to learn how to survive and thrive through lessons they create for themselves.
Libertarians are grounded in natural law, not man-made law. They see that human beings find it necessary to form governments for one and only one reason: to hold up before them reminders of the laws given by God (or by "common sense" if you consider yourself an atheist). People cannot live together in peace if they are allowed to murder each other, steal from each other, bear false witness (lie about each other), defraud each other, etc. The highest good for everyone is served only when men and women live by a "rule of law," but not just any law; not man-made law stiffling spirit in the hopes of lessening material challenges.
Amity Shlaes illustrates how stary-eyed communist sympathizers ruled during the Roosevelt Administration and would have wrecked the American economy forever had it not been for a few heroic men and women who said "No!" to an American fascism masquerading under the label "Progressive." Her book, The Forgotton Man, is a must read.
a socialist governmental system led by a dominant party which seeks to control industry and commerce, and uses legislation and governmental decree to force Utopian programs on people.
one's natural state of being; a governmental system reflecting one's natural state, including voluntary funding and voluntary willingness to join and cooperate with some rules, but with no restrictions forced on people.
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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