Politics is Not the Solution

In case anyone wonders why I’ve gotten out of politics, here’s an example: Larry Sharpe, who some hope to see nominated as a presidential candidate, recently said, “Our party’s goals must be to grow and get our candidates elected and not to search for truth or to speak our mind…”

Do you see the problem with this? His comment was in response to Arvin Vohra‘s remarks about the military and the less than noble motivations which might induce someone to join.

Politics is not the solution. It’s literally the opposite of the solution—it’s the problem. Growing a political party and winning elections does indeed come at a cost, and I’m not willing to give up seeking or speaking truth in order to participate in a system which was explicitly created to suppress and enslave mankind.

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Parrish Miller has worked as a web designer, policy analyst, blogger, journalist, digital media manager, and social media marketing consultant. Having been largely cured of his political inclinations, he now finds philosophy more interesting than politics and is focused particularly on alternative ideas such as counter-economics, agorism, voluntaryism, and unschooling.

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Sharpe is correct about what the goal of a political party is. I agree that politics is not the solution. Sharpe wants to grow the LP so he is involved in politics. Those who want to promote liberty and not be involved in politics should not be involved in the LP or any party.