Why Every Libertarian Should Be An Independent Voter

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This is the sixth post in a series by Independent Voters of America founder Bill Hillsman. We’re calling it the “Why Be Independent?” series, and will be posting POV on why a number of typically aggregated groups like women,  seniors, people under the age of 40… why all should be independent voters. This post is crossposted at Huffington Post.

What do Democrats want most? Power. They want to run the country.

What do Republicans want most? Power. They want to run the country.

Why do both of them want to run the country? Because it gives them control over an immense amount of money– our tax dollars.

America as a country came into being not because people wanted to be controlled by others, but because people want to be free.

Almost 40% of today’s voters are self-identified Independent voters. That’s more than the Democrats. That’s more than the Republicans.  And it’s way, way more than the Libertarians.

If we want a freer America, it’s not going to come from regularly voting exclusively for Republicans or Democrats. It’s not going to come from voting exclusively for Libertarian candidates.

The only way to change America is to become a free agent voter in the group that decides every close election—independent voters. Make the candidates come to you. Make each individual candidate tell you what he or she is going to do to give us back our freedom. And then work with us to hold them accountable.

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  1. Sharon June 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Why are so many Americans hard hearted against having our freedom? What are they afraid of? I can’t think of a single thing my government has ever done for me or my family yet we pay a LOT of taxes. I have a mentally challenged sister who cannot work due to her mental disability and having been in 4 car accidents and having been hit by 2 semi trucks simultaneously. She has constant pain from her injuries. No one will hire someone with her medical problems and in the past before she had medical problems, she would get fired because she was expected not to make any mistakes when she has an IQ of 70. She has been turned down for disability, has lost every thing she had which wasn’t much, is being supported by our poor elderly mother and my brother. Yet we know another woman who lives in the lap of luxury who has no physical or mental problems other than occasional small seizures. She shouldn’t drive, but she can work yet she is on full lifetime disability. There is something wrong with this system. I cannot work in my previous chosen life’s work due to physical problems as well as short term memory problems that make it impossible to be a nurse. Many people with my condition are on full disability. I can’t get a job, but am self employed doing a great job, but not making much money. We would probably be better off if I quit but I need to be around people and feel needed and useful. If my husband should die before me, I’m sunk too. Everyone on full disability should be “checked on” to see if they really need it becasue I know of people who truly need it and cannot get it. I am no longer eligible since I haven’t had a job for 10 years, yet, I worked for 35 years. My husband supports me.


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