What Libertarians See
by C. David Eagle

Once upon a time there was a society with only 10 laws. Today in the United States there are over 6 million. Who says "ignorance is no excuse"? Once upon a time the normal level of taxes was 10% (between 1890-1920 total taxation in the US ran between 7 and 11% of GNP). Today in America the government spends about 47% of the Gross National Product. Libertarians know this means that, on average, each of us must spend 47% of our productive time laboring to pay for the government. One way or another, every dollar Washington spends comes out of your and my back pockets. 

Libertarians believe in freedom, personal responsibility, private charity, free markets, and respect for individual rights. Libertarians envision a day in the not too distant future when government is very small and focuses on defending our borders and administering justice. Of course this means there will be great prosperity. But, a point often missed is that there will soon not be enough needy people to go around to satisfy our natural feelings of charity and compassion. Truly needy people will be in great demand by philanthropists and charitable organizations. 

Problems such as transportation, pollution, medical costs and retirement pensions will be solved by innovation in a free market, combined with enforcement of property rights by a repaired legal system. 

Voting for a Libertarian candidate gives you more power as a voter, because of leverage. While we may not yet be large enough to win many elections outright (although over 300 libertarians currently serve in elective office), we often control the "swing" vote. This gives us influence over the direction things move. If you want freedom in your lifetime, vote Libertarian now, be part of our growth and help hasten the day freedom lovers regain control of America. 

C. David Eagle is the former Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Travis County, Texas

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