If you want to sabotage the cause of liberty, then stubbornly hold onto the misconception that Republicans are every bit as anti-liberty as Democrats.
Far from true!
Although it may be correct perception that misguided GOP leadership has been inept in recent years when dealing with Democrats and the mainstream media, nonetheless the vast majority of Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives hold strong liberty-oriented beliefs, as the above chart based on their voting record shows. This 2015 Liberty Index was compiled by Clifford Theis, Professor of Finance and Economics at Shendendoah University, an author at the Independent Institute and a long-time liberty activist legend.
Unfortunately, Professor Theis does not abandon the false dichotomy between social liberty and economic liberty (as if social issues don't have an economic impact and economic issues don't have social influence), but he does create for each member of the House a "both sides of the same coin" combined score.
To read the entire summary and explanation click here: Liberty Index
The top 20 liberty scorers in the U. S. House of Representatives were Republicans, while the worst liberty scorers were all Democrats who Professor Theis refers to as "progressive socialists."
Please consider contacting and expressing your appreciation to these top 20 liberty scorers:
These are liberty's champions, individuals who have done what it takes to get themselves elected to positions of influence and who do their best to fight for liberty where it really counts, in the U.S. Congress.
In the U.S. Senate, the highest liberty scorers were Republicans Rand Paul of Kentucky with a combined score of 93, Ted Cruz of Texas (92), and Mike Enzi of Wyoming (92). As with members of the House, Republican senators were vastly higher liberty scorers than Democrats.
To advance the cause of liberty it is important to abandon the faulty and misleading liberal vs. conservative spectrum and teach the correct and meaningful spectrum of libertarian vs. progressive socialist. Please share this information from the Liberty Index as widely as possible.
a socialist governmental system led by a dominant elite 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 minimal intrinsic rules, but with no programs of "good intention" forced on people "for their own good."
If you are newly waking up to your innate libertarian core and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of the liberal-progressive 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
Interesting factoid: 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)