The Libertarian Party has been infiltrated by military and oil industry operatives whose goal is to discredit the party by equating it with hedonism, libertinism and anarchy. This was made obvious at the LP convention this past weekend in Orlando. People jeered the candidate for supporting the state’s right to issue drivers’ licenses, and a fat guy strip-teased down to a thong. The party’s philosophy can be summed up as “fiscally conservative, socially liberal”. Yet these displays were cartoonish parodies of the principles for which responsible party members have fought for decades. Continue reading The Somalian Candidate
Advocating for the financial decoupling of government and business.
No more bailouts. Let the free market function. Educate, not regulate.
Education Not Regulation
The purpose of government is to protect the population. And while our government has served this purpose well over the last 200 years, it has now gone too far. It’s time that we take back the responsibility to protect ourselves. We no longer need the government to watch out for us. In the past we were too busy or ignorant of banking systems and healthcare to make informed decisions for how to spend our money. These days, with the level of education that most of us have, and the widespread use of the internet in which information flows freely, we are more than capable of protecting ourselves and our families without big government ‘help’. In fact, the problems that our nation faces today in banking, healthcare, and other areas are a direct result of our desire for government to take care of us.
Some people think that addiction is a moral failing, while others are certain it is a progressive disease of the brain. In fact it is neither: addiction is a built-in compulsion with roots in adverse childhood experiences that is triggered chemically by drugs and alcohol later in life. Excessive drug use is not in itself a bad thing – it is just a ‘short-circuit’ attempt to restore the mind to its natural state of symbiosis and equanimity in society, even if the material ‘price paid’ is very high. If not caught in time, however, the compulsion takes on a life of its own and can spiral out of control – resulting in overdose, death, or worse. Continue reading Addiction: The Compulsion is Real
The opiate addiction crisis is killing kids across the country. Over a hundred young people are dying every day from opiate addiction. This crisis affects rich and poor alike, and both successful people and failures. Recently Prince died of a percocet overdose. He was known to have started developing an addiction recently. His death shined a light on the problem. Can anything be done?