The Almost Libertarian Woman

Maybe I’m a Libertarian

Posted in Uncategorized by Libertarian Woman on February 24, 2010

I’m not a Democrat.

I’m not a Republican.

I registered Independent, but I don’t really know if that means anything.

So, what am I?

Maybe I’m a Libertarian.

But what is a Libertarian?  I hear it bandied around from both right and left.  There are those in the ACLU on one side, and those who don’t want to pay their taxes on the other.   It seems to me, people embrace the parts of the philosophy that fit their needs and throw away the rest.

Maybe I’m the same way.  For example, I have no problem legalizing drugs, but I cringe at legalizing prostitution.

I strongly prefer our country not engage in preemptive war, but I’m not adverse to defending our true interests and those of our allies.  (In my opinion, Iraq was not in our best interest).

I love the state parks and wonder if, in a purely Libertarian society, they would be adequately supported.

I have questions, but no one can answer these questions for me because no two Libertarians agree.  You go to the state websites and find broken or dead links, you go to Wiki and find a plethora of types.

In my mind, when I think of Libertarian, I think of Emerson and Jefferson and Rand, true lovers of liberty.  If any, this is the type to which I aspire.  These are thinkers and concepts I want to explore in this blog, and then too, the logical conclusion of these political philosophies if taken to the extreme in the here and now.