Comment: Ways to be Libertarian

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Ways to be Libertarian

I'm a libertarian by personality, so I don't want to have a job where I have to carry out, with force or threats of force, actions determined by the voters and their reps. Many libertarian personalities have this problem and that's the main reason why we don't get into politics--we hate politics.

But there are plenty of libertarians by politics, who want a more libertarian government. Some of them are comfortable in using their position of authority, as the position requires, in order to change government from inside. It's a dirty job, but I'm glad they do it.

The LP is the party for people who hate politics. To be a member of the Party, one must affirm one does not advocate the initiation of force. If the voters vote to raise a tax, or if the voters elect representatives who do so, that's not the fault of the individual who is libertarian.

It's not easy to decide where to draw the line in these situations, but some of our best tax-fighters are ex-IRS agents, and I'd hate to think there aren't any libertarians in the IRS today. We need all the allies we can get, even if they're in a government job!

What do you think?