Being the research and history nerd out of the pair of Meg(h)ans that run this blog, I've decided to create a suite or learning library if you will for those interested in joining the liberty movement.
There are a lot of common misconceptions about the Libertarian Party and Liberty movement in general that I think need clearing up.
For example: The LP is a blend of the best of Republicans and Democrats (thank Gary Johnson for that one). Libertarians are selfish and don't care about their communities or climate change or poor people or... you catch my drift. Our public perception isn't great. I wish I could blame the media for it or some other outside force, but there are quite a lot of people within our own party that have made "libertarian" a dirty word. The fact that rejected members of other parties are just slapping themselves with the LP label in order to run for whatever office isn't helping matters either.
I'm looking to find ways to "fix" those misconceptions because frankly, individual liberties are important. With more of them being taken from us all the time, it's imperative to educate others in the hopes of not only preserving what we have left, but also to hopefully get back what we have lost. The political pendulum in this country keeps swinging dangerously from one extreme to the next and an equilibrium must be found before our entire culture crumbles. While the tiny nihilist that lives inside my brain applauds the idea, the larger, more pragmatic side knows that this will be bad. Education is key and knowledge is power. As a society, we can't survive if we continue to base our decisions on emotions and sensationalized click bait.
There is a ton of misinformation floating around about what our government is and isn't as well. Thanks to budget cuts and political agendas infiltrating our public school system, we are all in need of Civics and Poli Sci 101.
So be on the lookout in the coming weeks for my first suite of posts titled: What it is, What it isn't.