Libertarianism is different because of Peace – R. Lee Wrights

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Originally published on March 17th, 2012 during R. Lee Wrights run for president…

BURNET, Texas (March 17) – As I’ve crisscrossed the country the past few months visiting Libertarian state party conventions, I’ve had plenty of time on the road between stops to reflect on what I’ve heard from my fellow libertarians. And what I’m hearing from an increasing number of them is that they’re ready to make a difference in 2012 simply by being different, by being true libertarians.

Libertarianism is all about non-aggression. The philosophy of life which guides all libertarians and which drives some of us to plunge into the political process is the exact opposite of what motives Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives. We leave people alone. They tell everyone how to live. We’re good neighbors. They’re nosy neighbors. We’re for peace. They’re for war.

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Star Trek: The Libertarian Edition

Their mission: to seek out new life and new civilizations, and leave them alone. Trade with them if they want, but mostly leave them the hell alone.

In honor of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary, Reason presents the Libertarian parody of the final frontier, with appearances by Gary Johnson and Remy.

Written and produced by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton. Shot and edited by Bragg and Bragg.

 

Libertarian nominee top choice among veterans – Kristina Wong

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is the top choice of respondents in the most recent polling of the military community.

Johnson was preferred by 37 percent of respondents, which include active-duty, retired and former members of the military, as well as their family members.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump came in second, at 30 percent, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton came in third, at 24 percent.

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Source: Libertarian nominee top choice among veterans | TheHill

What Liberty is all about – Jay Polk

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Editor’s note: Jay Polk is a former chair of the Libertarian Party of Tennessee and a good friend of mine…

I love each and every one of you. Here’s how you know: I don’t want to force you to change your lifestyle. I don’t want to force you to give away your money or property. I don’t want to control what you do with, or to, your body. I don’t want to send you or your children to foreign lands to die in a war. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what Love is all about. And it’s no coincidence that this is what Liberty is all about as well.

Our world is severely lacking in our Love for one another which, I believe, stems from the fact that many people do not love themselves. We are told that we cannot make important decisions about our lives without the government’s wise and powerful hand. That without them, our world would descend into chaos. Libertarians know the opposite is true.

Government divides and isolates. Those who need charity no longer have to seek help from their community. Those who want to spread their beliefs no longer have to knock on doors and talk to their friends and neighbors. The government does these things for them through coercion and deceit.

Libertarians know that through voluntary relationships, we find our self-worth. By interacting with our neighbors, we build a stronger community. By loving ourselves, we can love each other and share the Liberty that comes along with it.

Bill Evers: How to Convince a Socialist to Become a Libertarian