Why I am NOT a Libertarian!Submitted by grassleaves73 on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 16:39
I don't know if people know this, but though I am a die-hard follower of Ron Paul, I do not consider myself a libertarian or a conservative.
In my studies I have found too many issues with the respective main ideologies of our day and for this reason I have wandered around like a lost sheep without a home inside the larger flock of Ron Paul supporters. Thanks to this piece I recently found however, I think I may have finally found my home in the Ron Paul flock because I think this piece nails a lot of the problems with the ideologies of our day.
I am sharing this because I am sure many here on this site have similar problems to mine and have been looking for direction on this point. At the same time I am sure many here would disagree with the sentiments shared in this piece (which is fine, we all have our opinions) and I would love to hear their refutations of the points made since my mind is still very open to persuasion.
So here it is. Because of what is shared in this piece, I am NOT a Libertarian and I welcome a debate on the points raised.
The Ideological Idols | Posted on June 27, 2012 by Professor Wall
Ideologies are a natural result of a democratic-republican form of government. People all have opinions on how problems should be handled at the level of government and in a free democratic-republican system, they are allowed to voice these opinions in debates, elections, and the public square (i.e. talk radio, television and the workplace). Unfortunately, many people believe in their ideologies to an extreme...