Tuesday, July 25, 2006

What is a Libertarian?

A Libertarian believes in smaller government, lower taxes, and greater personal freedom.

As with any other political philosophy, there are degrees of belief. There are radical Libertarians, and there are moderate Libertarians.

Mike Kole is a moderate Libertarian. Mike understands that it took more than 200 years to take the essentially Libertarian American government given to us by the Founding Fathers for it to become the bloated, expensive, unresponsive form it has evolved into.

Rolling it back may take a while, as Americans come to rely on themselves once again instead of government. Americans are not ready for wholesale change, so Mike advocates reasonable changes, such as a 1% cut in budgets. That’s not a radical slash. It is something that can and should be achieved easily. Do Republicans have the will?

Republicans and Democrats have been making government bigger and more expensive. If you believe that government should be smaller and less expensive, you are a Libertarian.

The “Wasted Vote Syndrome”

Libertarians stand for lower taxes, smaller budgets, and less intrusive government in most areas of life.

If it seems that the other parties talk about these things, they do. They talk. But actions matter. Republicans and Democrats act to create higher taxes, larger budgets, and bring ever more intrusive government into every area of life.

If you are dissatisfied with government, just remember that it is the creation of Republicans and Democrats, and their ideas- higher taxes and spending; government that intrudes into your personal life; government that doesn’t respect your right to your property.

Voting Republican & Democrat resulted in the mess we have today. Voting Republican or Democrat will only make things worse. You can’t change things by doing the same thing over and over.

People sometimes tell me they would like to vote Libertarian, but they are afraid of wasting their vote. There are a lot of wasted votes every year.

Any time someone wanted lower taxes and less spending, and voted Republican, they wasted their vote.

Any time someone wanted less intrusive government and wider civil liberties, and voted Democrat, they wasted their vote.

There is a Republican governor and Republican majorities in both Indiana House & Senate, and yet your taxes have not gone down, and the spending remains out of control under their watch. It isn’t because the Republicans can’t cut taxes and spending. It is because they aren’t willing to do the job. Libertarians will do the job!

Vote Libertarian! Support Mike Kole’s campaign for Secretary of State. Elect Mike and other Libertarians, and you will be pleased with the results.