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Oh My, I am a....
A Libertarian, who would have thought. Let me back track and fill in the gaps for you. When I was in High School, college and then my mid 20's, I was a registered Democrat. Looking out for the little guys, the workers, the middle class. Well from about the age of 27 to 35, I was still a Democrat, but the Democratic party seem to be going a direction that I wasn't, to the left. Suddenly I found myself closer in my beliefs to the Republican party. Over the last 10 years or so I again felt that the Republican Party was moving to my left and outside of my beliefs and comfort zone. Well today, April 6, 2010, I was surfing the Internet and ran across the Libertarian Party Homepage. As I read their website I realized that their basic beliefs fell a whole lot closer to my beliefs than anything else out there. It suddenly dawned on me that I was in fact a Libertarian.
With this new knowledge I realized another problem. Three political parties don't work, do I vote my beliefs and ideas, or do I vote for the Republican or Democrat, the lessor of two evils, and slow down the progressive move towards socialism? I have given this alot of thought, and decided that at this time, I have to choose the lessor of two evils. That is until the Libertarian Party gets big enough to win on its own, or until it syphons off enough Republicans and independents to actually replace the Republican Party. So now its your turn, what do you believe, smaller government, individual freedoms coupled with individual responsibility, free market system and a government that is required to spend no more than it takes in? Do the research, if you believe in those principles I just listed, YOU MAYBE A LIBERTARIAN.