2 comments on “Rabyd Philosophy – Libertarians and Practical Political Power

  1. Libertarians need to start picking off the “low-hanging-fruit”. We need to elect: Sheriffs who embrace and advocate Constitutional-carry, County Commissioners who are for reducing regulations, rather than passing more restrictive ones, Town/City Councilmen who do likewise, Mayors who will work with, rather than against the people in their communities, etc. Elected officials must get out of people’s lives, rather than burrowing in deeper. Voters need to see that this “social-experiment” we call Libertarianism actually works.

    Chicago has some of the most restrictive gun-control laws in the country AND leads the country in violent crime. Metro Miami-Dade saw their crime-rate plummet when that area adopted reasonable carry regulations. Who got it right? Hell will freeze over before I ever move to Chicago.

    Only when we can make it work at the more local levels will we start gaining the political clout to start picking off the higher echelons of government. Electing only one Libertarian Senator or Congressman is like spitting in the ocean, not much effect. Electing a majority, then we are getting somewhere.

    God bless!

    Steve

    • I think the right strategy is to pick that low hanging fruit until we get larger to get up the tree. While a single representative or Senator might not seem like much what if you have two or three senators and the other major parties at say 49-49 needing you as swing votes. That is actually a position of power.

      My service on the school board has told me that political savvy involves taking the options available and using them to the best of your ability and exercising the greatest weapon of the political warrior is patience. The political landscape is constantly in flux but at the same time you’re not going to change the political landscape without taking it one bite at a time. It is how you eat the elephant and the jackass. 😉

      Blessings and Cheers!!!

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