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This Isn’t Purity, It’s Survival

Politics can be an exhausting enterprise.

We’ve manufactured a system that empowers the Congress and State Legislatures to decide who wins and who loses in business and in life; a system that practically forces corruption on any enterprise or individual capable of engaging in it. If Congress decides the tax code and if they decide the loopholes and the kickbacks, the exemptions, and the absence of exemptions, then why in the world would businesses and individuals shy away from paying politicians off? Their competition will surely do it if they don’t; so you purchase your politician, or be consumed by those who do. Just as those who refuse to take federal handouts suffer while those who mooch off the system exist almost without effort.

We Libertarians have attracted some strange and idealistic wackos to our ranks and our Party’s obsession with pot and prostitution has made us seem somewhat Busch League. At the end of the day, we’ve been right about the importance of having a small limited-government all along. For everyone’s good intentions, whatever they may have been, this government you’ve built is inevitably flawed and it will not survive.

Whether we’re crushed by debt, or inflation, or subdued by tyranny, this current system we’re living under will collapse. I understand why you’ve stomached it. You’ve compromised and compromised, and things have gone from bad to worse, and you can’t see your way out of the system you and they have created. The government has become so unfathomably large that you simply cannot imagine things going back to a more sane and rational state.

I want to encourage you that we can go back, that we can reestablish a Constitutional Republic. It begins with our involvement in local politics, with school boards, and county supervisors, with our State Delegates and Senators, and so on. It begins with reshaping our communities, towns, and counties. It begins with a rejection of all politicians that promote the inevitably doomed system that surrounds us. It’s not about purism. Refusing to destroy yourself isn’t purism, it’s survival.

You must first accept that our current system will continue to spiral downward toward authoritarianism and chaos, that our economy cannot survive under federal command and control, and that our decline is not inevitable. Then commit yourself toward pursuing responsible government. Period. That’s all we have to do and we can do it, together.




About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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