I've received a few comments on Facebook recently about my hate-filled rhetoric against the President. So...in the words of The One..."Let me be clear... .": I am not filled with hate. I am filled with love. And wisdom. And a soul-crushing skepticism. And a vast sorrow for the dismantling of our country by the Outsider Forces controlling the State.
As a rule, I do not hate. Hate = Love. The energy is the same. It is a measurement of passion and care. I do not hate the President just as surely as I do not love him. He may be a good man, a good husband, and a good father. But he is a terrible leader, a terrible policy maker, and a terrible president. It shocks me that as a Constitutional attorney, he respects very little of that founding document.
In an effort to contain my own ideas about governance, I've researched just what it is exactly that I believe and if others share my beliefs enough to actually name it. So the closest I can come to is anarcho-capitalism, though that is not exactly what I believe in.
I am on the far right of the politcal spectrum. I believe in the smallest government possible (which in the ideal anarcho-capitalist state would be no government at all). I believe in the power of business, big and small. I believe in the power of choice, but not at the destruction of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I believe that each person is responsible to himself and his own family, and that the government has NO BUSINESS in the private lives of its citizens. Nor does the Gov't have a right to addict the poor and disenfranchised to the Dole, sucking out their collective willpower until there is nothing left but brittle hands sticky with State-sponsored handouts...dusty mouths dry-sucking at the hind teat of the Nanny State...minds punched down into bitter submission by a Gov't that acts like a cord-attached Mother instead of the far-distant defender it needs to be.
I believe in a strong military and a underpowered, anemic central government. I believe in freedom for all and preference for none. I believe in the traditions of our country, the rugged individualism that is the backbone of "America as an Idea". I believe that income tax is a fraud and the Federal Reserve is a criminal entity.
In a phrase: "Leave me alone and stay out of my way." Really there are two sides to that. The other side being, "Every one has the option to make stupid decisions."
That's it in a nutshell, really. But over the next few posts, I'll go in to more depth and detail about specific political issues. That way, in the future, should I ever decide to run for public office, all this information can be used against me by my opponent. Really...I'm begging you to.