Tag: Libertarian

Not feeling the Johnson…

I posted just a few hours earlier on Face Book, but for those that don’t follow, I thought I’d share this on the blog as well:

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For those saying they are going to support ‪#‎GaryJohnson‬ in November because they want to see a third party arise & now is the time….no, now is NOT the time.

First off, the guy is not pure libertarian. We can debate Bastiat & Mises another time….

I want to address two things: Johnson is Pro Choice & Open Borders.

I am hearing Christians say you are not voting on Social Issues ….this my friends, is asinine. “‘Roe vs Wade’ will never be overturned,” is what I keep hearing. Okay, perhaps not but the people you vote for go hand in hand with legislation that is made in regards to the sanctity of life. You elect people that are pro -choice, they’ll be voting against the Right to Life for every baby in the womb out there! Your vote is a vote FOR or AGAINST LIFE.

The other issue is borders. Johnson is cool with open borders. To keep our borders open, means Conservatism dies. Yep. True Libertarians agree with Fiscal Conservatism. With a large illegal influx of immigration, it would be literally impossible to reduce government funding with a large population increase on welfare, which if you are honest with yourself WILL happen. This results in higher taxes & the middle class essentially diminished. This is literally doing the liberal progressives job for them. People dependent on the government -vote Democrat. This is not the candidate to vote third party on, because it ensures a Democrat hold a seat in the Oval Office for years and years and years…..

Please think this through Johnson supporters, we Conservatives need our borders secure if we want another Conservative to ever hold the office of Presidency again. This election IS make or break!

And if you are a Christian, Jesus died for EVERY life, in the womb & out.

Be careful who you give your vote to, it holds the future of our children at stake…..

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When did the GOP become so Democrat???

I just watched the Libertarian response to the State of the Union that Glenn Beck had on his Facebook Page. I really didn’t get how far off track the GOP has gotten, until I watched the clip below. This clip made me realize that we have been playing defense with Democrats for the last 25 years and because of that, our party platform has become so convoluted. The idea of small government, cutting spending, de-funding unnecessary federal departments, school choice, focusing on our own borders, punishing crime that should be punished-not for political purposes, and bringing the power back to the people….has been lost.

Now before you freak out and think I am a total Libertarian, I think the question should be-when did the Republican Party become so Democrat? And when did our core Conservatives values become a thing of the past? Because the Republican Party once stood for everything that is mentioned in this speech below. Now I know the pro-life issue is argued to not be Libertarian, but I argue that it totally can be, in fact I wrote a whole blog on why a Libertarian could/should be pro-life just about a month ago. Click here to read it.

Watch this and let me know your thoughts….

Can a Libertarian be Pro-Life?

I got in an interesting debate the other night with some of my siblings, which is of course the norm! If you are new to this blog, I often mention my family, I am one of seven kids and when we all go back home to visit -it gets a little crazy (just ask my husband)! My side of the family is much more vocal! We all love to drink wine, debate and it makes for a helluva party and a really fun environment….as long as no one has toooooo much wine, which has happened and that’s another story in itself! 😉

So as I have mentioned in previous posts via Facebook, my thoughts and political views have evolved the more and more I educate myself on the role of government and our founding fathers original intention. I have found…we have gotten somewhat OFF track! The role of government was designed to be limited, and if you haven’t looked around lately…the government is all up in our business…and what I have noticed is….they are extremely incompetent and worse…they have NO concept of monetary value-none! They are like a teenage shopaholic, that stole her momma’s credit card, loose in Nordstrom! They spend spend spend….with no consideration on the effect this will have on our future generations. We have never been here before people….we have never been this far in debt, we have never not lead as the world’s strongest economy and we have no idea what this results in years down the road!

All that ranting to say….I am not a huge fan of big government. No government would be insanity….small government/limited government-perfection! I have so much to say on the benefits of limited government but that will be saved for numerous blogs to come!

Anyway…that’s not what the debate was about, it was about whether or not a true Libertarian could be Pro life? I argued yes! Am I saying I am a Libertarian, no…But the more I study history and the original role of government-their doctrine is appealing. Am I pro-life-YES! That’s why I chose to argue that yes, a Libertarian can be pro-life!

Libertarians are all about individual liberty-you stay outta my business, I’ll stay outta yours, which I like…a lot! We can go into specifics on their stances in another post.

According to the Libertarian’s platform, one of their principles clearly states: “they (government) must not violate the rights of any individual: namely, (1) the right to life — accordingly we support the prohibition of the initiation of physical force against others;”

Now we can get all technical, but according to SCIENCE, Life begins at conception, therefore that life conceived (whether convenient or inconvenient to the one carrying that life) has those same rights as you or I! Furthermore, Libertarians “support the prohibition of initiation of physical force against others.” Ahhh geeez let’s see, if it is a life in the womb (and it is) any physical force (ummm abortion) against that LIFE is against their (libertarians) creed!

Ahhh but you’d argue, what about the one carrying the life, don’t they have their own individual rights? Yes, they do. They have the right to NOT have unprotected sex when a baby could easily be made -because that involves another INDIVIDUAL! It’s called responsibility! For example, casually having a loaded unsecured gun lying around your house with toddlers in it, is irresponsible! If something terrible were to happen, you would be at fault-LOCK it up, be safe! Same goes, for casual unprotected sex, be safe, their are consequences! If you aren’t safe, and you conceive a life….that LIFE now is entitled to the same rights as you and I-period, so get over yourself! You don’t want the responsibility, than keep your pants on…geeeez!

I’d also add there are numerous people who would gladly take that life you created! Adoption is an awesome choice!

That in a nutshell is my argument. I would love to hear yours! Let me know…..can a Libertarian be PRO-LIFE??