Got one of those infernal political phone polls today, but since it was some poor schmuck student from my alma mater doing it for a Poli Sci credit, I relented and answered insane questions for 30 minutes. What do I care? I'm on cold meds and Jack.
So I was asked a simple question, how do I identify politically? Pissed off was not one of the choices.
Small government spends less money. Move to the right.
I'm a social meh. I don't care who you love, what you smoke, or how you live your lives as long as you do no harm (I care deeply about child molesters) and don't infringe on my rights (if I don't want to bake you a cake, I shouldn't have to, period). We are litigating up to the Supreme Court issues (same sex marriage) that should be handled by the States. And I'll go a step beyond, no marriages should be overseen by the government. Civil unions covered by government, marriages governed by religious entities. There are thousands of people in prison over a weed. Legalize marijuana like alcohol, and regulate it the same as alcohol. So I understand there needs to be minimal rule of law to keep society from spinning apart, but I think the Founding Fathers did a pretty good job of framing all that up for us.
We just need to get back to it. Move up a little from anarchy.
And there you have it, Libertarian. Sadly, I was the first person young Muffy talked to who identified as Libertarian. After we completed the survey, she asked if I minded answering a few personal questions for her about my political philosophy. We talked for another 45 minutes, and I may have made a convert. If nothing else, I convinced her not to vote Democrap.
So I proudly stand before you a Libertarian. Where do you stand?