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Libertarian Links Added to TrishAndHalli.com

March 22nd, 2007 by Halli

Beginning today, links to libertarian websites have been added to our site. It’s a good fit, philosophy wise.

If you’ve taken the World’s Smallest Political Quiz (WSPQ), you understand that conservatives and libertarians share a belief in little or no government interference in economic matters, personal or corporate. Basically, libertarians believe that each individual should be free to do as he pleases, so long as he does not harm anyone else. My personal score on the WSPQ actually shows me to be libertarian, with a conservative bent, meaning that I believe government has a justifiable interest in prohibiting or controlling some behaviors.

If you haven’t taken the quiz, I urge you to do so – it only takes about 30 seconds. Heck, you can even download it to your PDA so you can amaze and astound co-workers, family members and small children!

Sometimes libertarians are perceived as the ones who only want to legalize all currently illicit drugs, and/or strike down laws proscribing pornography, even incest, sodomy, bestiality and pedophilia. Certainly, those laws are seen as government meddling by many libertarians. In my personal observations, in local elections you are likely to see druggies and former hippie-types. But it would be a mistake to assume all libertarians fall into this category.

The average American probably hears the term “libertarian” only a few times every four years. That would be when there’s an argument over allowing the Libertarian candidate to participate in nationally televised presidential debates. But you may be surprised to learn there a quite a few libertarians out there, some of whom you will know.

Many know that investigative reporter John Stossel is a libertarian. At the very least, any who have seen or heard his reports are aware that he strongly disapproves of government meddling. Drew Carey’s is a familiar face on TV. He also is a libertarian. So is John Larroquette, Denis Leary, both Penn and Teller, Kurt Russell, JJ Walker, Tom Selleck, and even Clint Eastwood.

You may be surprised to find that you agree with many of the ideas of libertarianism. You owe it to yourself to find out.

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Posted in Politics in General, Property Rights, Taxes | 1 Comment »

One Response

  1. Ken A. Says:

    Nice post. Thanks for linking to the Republican Liberty Caucus, too, the libertarian wing of the GOP.

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