never really thought about who I was politically until a trip behind the Iron Curtain made me realize who I was not, politically, an experience that gave me an appreciation for the way things were here that until then I'd taken for granted - what I did not associate with one, the other, or both political parties but had just considered "American." To me, that's what being libertarian is, wanting to get back to honoring the Constitution and what the founders intended. I also came across the writings of Ayn Rand that had an influence on my thinking. I've mostly called myself a libertarian-oriented conservative, I guess to distance myself from the two establishment parties, neither of whose presidential candidates I've voted for in the last three elections. A good friend of mine, a fellow Ron Paul supporter in '08 and '12, was a Democrat. One issue close to her heart is food freedom and the ability to practice/choose whatever alternative health treatments we wish to (vs., say, what was done to Dr. Burzynski), also food freedom. She (too) is against the encroachment of the UN in such matters.
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