Do you believe you need to be governed? I mean you, as an individual. If you didn’t feel like government was watching over your shoulder all the time, would you steal, kidnap, or murder? I’m betting you wouldn’t. Neither would I.
Have you realized yet that the U.S. federal government is waging a one-sided war against you?
Possession or use of a plant can never be a real crime. Cannabis is the most obvious example, but this remains true for peyote, opium poppies, coca leaf extract, and everything else. Drug abuse is stupid, but prohibition is evil.
People see me say I don’t want government doing something and often jump to the conclusion I don’t want that thing done at all. Sometimes they are right, as in the case of legislation enforcement. More often they are wrong, as in the case of environmental protection, security, or justice.
It feels like the future is being pulled in two directions at once. Things are getting better, while things also feel like they are getting worse. Both are probably true.
The best definition of libertarianism I’ve run across is “someone who rejects the use of force against anyone who isn’t currently violating the life, liberty, or property of another.”
Everyone has blind spots. Especially when it comes to politics. In fact, I’d say politics is made up of blind spots knitted together with wishful thinking, expressed through legislation designed to violate people you don’t like.
If you are worried about the next few years, I can relate. Supply chain problems, inflation, the ongoing drought, and the possibility of political violence seem like they are closing in on us. An effective way to defeat the worry is to take charge of your life. Be responsible for your own well-being. Don’t wait to be rescued.
To those of you who are mad at the Supreme Court over two of its most recent rulings, let me agree with you. To a point.
Everyone has their own unique personal preferences. This is probably a good thing since it makes life interesting and keeps us from all fighting over the exact same stuff. Think how boring it would be if everyone preferred identical things. Variety is the spice of life.