It’s very surprising to me that majority of the population knows very little about libertarian views. It’s starting to seem like more and more people are waking up to the idea that our rights are being slowly taken away from us. Luckily, a small percentage of the youth has decided to learn about the libertarian side of the spectrum. The idea that everyone has the right to make their own educated and ethical decisions as long as it doesn’t harm another person. Here are 5 reasons why a libertarian president would appeal to you.
1. Personal Privacy:
Personal privacy has become a hot topic recently because of the acts being passed that have destroyed the 4th amendment. Many people agree that security and privacy in our homes is a right. Libertarians believe in protection from unreasonable searching of personal emails, phone calls, medical records and other information. Personal privacy is something that is on a path to being destroyed, and a libertarian president would be able to change that course.
2. National Defense:
Libertarians believe in defense at home. Spending money only on defense against aggression. This would cut our involvement in other countries affairs, and would end our “policemen” of the world role. By doing this, our country would also decrease and/or stop blowback. Many countries would prefer the United States out of this role. By focusing on our own affairs, we become a role model country or true leaders.
3. Definition of Crime:
If a “crime” does not infringe on another person’s rights or freedoms, or does not harm them in any way, it’s no longer considered a crime. For example, pornography, or recreational use of drugs in your own home would no long be crime. By changing the definition of a crime, people would have more freedoms, and the united states would have less people in prison. This causes a huge boost in freedoms, and the happiness of our citizens.
Majority of what is illegal would be legalized under a libertarian president. Some examples would be: drugs (i.e marijuana), prostitution, gambling, and guns in your home. It’s important to remember that it may seem dangerous to legalize these things now, but I believe with the proper education of our children and many adults legalizing would be the way to go. We should be able to make decisions for ourselves, and be held accountable for the decisions we make.
5. Shrink the Government!:
It’s clear to many people that the government has grown out of control. With Bush increasing it’s power to Obama increasing it even more. Government has become corrupt with power. If we want real change, we have to vote in a party that will take a risk. This is a party that will shrink the government. By taking a simple economics course you will understand that the US runs (well used to) on a free market system. Unfortunately, government has provided bailouts to several companies who are destined to collapse. This is not how a free market is intended to work. Libertarians will limit government involvement in welfare, healthcare, and in our own lives.