A good friend of mine fell in with some Libertarian’s and has never been the same since.
I was excited about the idea of a new and replacement reigning American political party for about a minute.
It is still and will probably always be a possibility. I have no idea what is taking so long or what it is finally going to take.
When I was done looking at the platform for the party I realized there were things I liked and things I was missing.
Rights and freedoms for the individual
Restrict international military activity
Social Security Opt Out
For as much as there are certain political issues that hit everyone right where they live there are just as many issues that are further removed. I live largely in that place.
This means it does not matter to my daily living who is president or which political party has control of the house and senate.
Everyday I wake up and have a choice to check in or be checked out of my local society.
I can work, go to school or stay home. I can volunteer or keep to myself. I determined that these choices I was making close to home would have more impact than if I threw myself behind a new party.
Campaigning for them did not seem like something that would change my life for the better so I declined to affiliate with them.
It was a tad disappointing. Human beings like joining things as I mentioned in previous posts.
It would have been exciting to find something that was really an ideal fit and maybe feel like I could impact the world.
My friend and I are on different paths. Last I heard he was deeply involved with the local movement, volunteering and helping get the word out on public access television.
I commend him while at the same time maintaining that the average American I know can do more in their neighborhoods aside from whatever political party they choose to throw their weight behind.
It was around this time if not before I became aware not just that some people are die hard R or D for life by tradition but also that there are one issue voters and the like.
I can almost understand that since I do believe there are a few issues worth staking a claim even unto death over.