"The basic axiom of libertarian political theory holds that every man is a self owner, having absolute jurisdiction over his own body. In effect, this means that no one else may justly invade, or aggress against, another's person. " Buried in Here
I have covered what "I Believe", now I will try to explain some of why.
I am a "student" of history, maybe a "fan" would be a better term. Growing up I watched the sacrifice of a single mother and felt the sting of an absentee father, watched the "growth"of the 80's, and the progression of modern politics. Nixon was President the day I was born. Soon to follow were Ford, Carter, Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton, W. Bush, and now Obama. I loved education, it was breath to my mind. History and mathematics were the subjects I looked forward to the most. This put me on a path to meet many great teachers, in particular "history" teachers. I wanted to become a teacher, until I "worked" in a school. I saw first hand the bias and absurdity that can be fostered in the public school system. It was at that point I started aggressive "self-education." There have been many lessons learned the hard way, and many learned the wrong way. Here in my mid thirties I have found that breath again. Striving to learn about how history applies to today. As I discover and attempt to understand the writings of Mises (Rothbard in particular), the Cato Institute, more books these past 24 months then I care to write, conversations with friends, blogging from:
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I feel that breath building in me again. For that I say thank you all who read this, and all who write so I can read. That breath is giving me a vigor to educate my children, and having this support for that is indispensable. Seeing the equation of liberty for the individual, equaling success for the community. I am finding my way again, and in what I believe is a positive manner. Our world is constantly changing, and I know "we can never go back." However we can move forward, and remain true to parts of the past we admire, improving the areas we do not. As we look to "the coming" storm (?) look to your friends, build a network. Start building a "community" and the bigger picture should start to develop. I personally feel that all laws I have not expressly agreed to do not apply to me, save the "golden rule." I will choose day by day what to follow, and what to ignore. But will always believe what I believe.
pro libertate eos occubuisse,