Best of 2016 Review: Voice & Exit

“I like to ask my fellow libertarians what we’d do if we “won” and we didn’t have to fight for liberty anymore – we’d achieved it. It’s a fun exercise to learn what people value when they can spend their energy on the things they love instead of fighting for the freedom to enjoy them. Voice & Exit skips the idea of “if you won” and says, “you’re alive — you don’t need permission to live in a post-political atmosphere — go make something. Go do something.””

Read more at The Libertarian Republic.

Millions Gather Across Nation for “Women’s March”

Okay, I’ve been a couple weeks late updating this site…

“Whether you believe banning things like gay marriage or abortion is “never gonna happen”, “might happen” or “definitely happening” — there’s a real fear out there about people’s rights, from people who don’t trust Donald Trump. Libertarians should get that – we don’t tend to trust government at all.

To know that millions of allies across the country came together to stand up against the potential threat, the fear that they share — it’s comforting to many people. To know that IF Trump and his administration, or the Republicans in the House or Senate, attempt to scale back the rights of people in this country, that millions of people are on guard against it. That they will fight against it, with votes, and calling their legislators, and marching in the streets.”

Read more at The Libertarian Republic.

Maybe It’s Not About Sexism or Racism: Maybe They’re Fed Up

“On Tuesday, 59 million people voted for Donald Trump and made him our President-elect.

Did they do it because they’re racist? They hate women? Immigrants? Free trade? Taxes? The Hollywood elite? The establishment?

Maybe. Maybe to all of that, or some of it.

Or maybe they hate the other 59 million people who voted for Hillary Clinton.

The Clinton voters overwhelmingly chalk up the election results to the fact that Trump voters are racist and sexist.

I think those Trump voters hate the Clinton voters not because they actually are racist or sexist, but because they’re constantly being told that they are.”

Read the rest at The Libertarian Republic.

Neither Clinton Nor Trump Is An Option To This Millennial

“I agree with supporters of both candidates when they tell me the other one is unacceptable. America deserves better than this, and I cannot believe the country has wasted six billion dollars to determine which of these terrible people will be the executive for the next four years. Frankly, we could’ve solved huge problems in this country with that money, voluntarily applied.

I have another option. One who is on the ballot in all 50 states. One who would like to lower taxes, legalize cannabis, have a non-interventionist foreign policy, bring troops home, support a woman’s right to choose, gay marriage, free speech, and generally aligns pretty well with the Constitution, if not always perfectly libertarian. On the field he is overwhelmingly the *most* libertarian candidate even when he falters from perfectly libertarian positions. I would 100% unequivocally prefer a country under his leadership than either Clinton’s or Trump’s. Before you say “Aleppo” — he can’t bomb places he can’t name.

I’ll be voting for Gary Johnson and as many Libertarians as I am able to on November 8th. If I wasn’t voting for him, I still wouldn’t be voting for Trump or Clinton. I’d abstain because I cannot in good conscience endorse the presidencies of either of them. I cannot have the inevitable blood on my hands. Neither are acceptable to my conscience.”

Read more at The Libertarian Republic.

 

Former VP Candidate Judd Weiss Releases Final Video Before Election

“He’s got an incredible point to make, and his videos express it succinctly and beautifully.

Government is force. Laws are enforced through the threat of violence. Don’t think they get that far? Just look at Eric Garner and what killed him. Police brutality over an unpaid tax. Every law must be considered by the threat of violence it creates.

There is a better way. A way to voice and to exit. A way to step away from the hate and the force, and to work together to create something better for everyone.

Liberty is a simple concept – don’t harm me, I won’t harm you.”

See Judd’s videos & the story at The Libertarian Republic.