I suppose my libertarianism is obvious, at least to people who know me. I am one of those strange birds who think that, not only should I make my own decisions, but I will answer to God for them. I alone. Your opinion of the outcome of that reckoning is none of my concern – and I humbly suggest that you concern yourself with your own reckoning instead of mine.
I am almost as sick as one can be of the political posturing and moral conceit of our government – on both sides. EQUALLY. One is just as smug, pretentious, condescending, pompous, invective, slanderous, corrupt, nefarious, mercenary, selfish, unscrupulous, sordid and tainted as the other. And both seem to be only able to point fingers at the other calling it out for the same faults it itself embodies.
Anyone who attempts to be centrist and tries to get something done is derided, vilified and verbally tarred and feathered in a 24 hour news cycle. Look at G.W. Bush and immigration. Look at Obama and Boehner now. The lesson to our leaders? Govern from the center and we will burn you alive – from both ends – and roast marshmallows on the bonfire of your political carcass. There can be only one. And it has to be ME.
How can one be on the side of big business and in the back pocket of bankers and corporations that would happily have appalling working conditions, low pay and destroy the planet in search of the all mighty dollar, yet be so morally conceited that they think they have any right to dictate what happens to my body or inside my bedroom and private life based on their interpretation of a specific religious-based morality?
How can the other be so callous to life before birth, kowtow to those who would obliterate all forms of religious and moral ideology yet have the audacity to take my money to fund social programs that ultimately keep citizens in a welfare state and remove all incentive for self improvement in the name of compassion and some sort of skewed anti-religious morality?
The part of the Republican Party that wants to stay out of my paycheck and the part of the Democratic Party that wants to stay out of my bedroom need to get together and come up with another option.
Leave me alone!
I do not need anyone spending my money for me, telling me who I can marry or what medical treatments are best for me and my family.
I can decide what job I have, what I spend my money on, and whether or not it is my responsibility to give a portion of my income and what portion that is.
I can decide what my own moral ideals are and what kind of religious beliefs I have including whether or not God is ok with the choice of who I marry. If He doesn’t recognize my marriage that is His prerogative and judgment to make – not yours.
I can discuss my own medical issues with my own personal physician and make decisions regarding my body and my children or possibility of children on my own without the government’s input. And, while we are at it, what kind of personal medications I take for whatever reasons I deem them necessary are none of your business.
Government’s function is not to protect me from myself. I don’t need your condescending help. I can live my life just fine based on my own standards of right and wrong.
For those of you who think it is your moral obligation to spend my money for me, dictate my sexuality and interfere with my medical choices: fuck off.
“A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity.” Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address.
And, considering who Thomas Jefferson had been sleeping and fathering children with, I would dare to assume he would agree that the government had no business in his bedroom either.