Out Of The Closet: OK, I Must Be A Libertarian
June 1, 2011 2 Comments
I’ve taken the tests.
I’ve read the texts.
I’ve railed at circular firing squads and then reached for my revolver.
But it’s time to come out of the closet.
I’m a libertarian.
Not a 9/11 Truther who worries more about the Patriot Act than Hezbollah working with Mexican drug lords.
Not a purist who would vote third party, thus ensuring the likes of The Anointed One, he of DSOC/DSA/New Party lineage.
Dennis Prager wisely noted that there are two parties (the stupid party, and the dangerous party) and opted for the least harm.
But when I hear a guy I really admire infer I am a Cato libertarian if I oppose a state (not Fed, though) mandate to purchase health care insurance, I ponder a bit, and eventually say to myself…
…I must be a libertarian.
I am a libertarian.
With a pragmatic streak: I would rather elect someone who applies the brakes, even if they are squishy brakes, than someone with his statist foot on the gas.
Maybe I’m bi.
(crisis to be continued)