My Journey

It was a little over a year ago when I decided to join the Campaign for Liberty. I had been inspired by Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, and with the rise of the Tea Parties, I realized I wanted to be more involved and active in that movement. It was a big step for me, but I fell into it naturally. I quickly found out that I have good leadership skills, perhaps because I can practice so much on my siblings, but at any rate, I enjoyed working in the Campaign for Liberty. At the time when I joined, I would call myself a conservative. The next year brought what one friend called my political pilgrim’s progress. I moved from Republican-Conservatism to Libertarianism, and now to what some call Voluntaryism or Anarchism. I have become frustrated with the seemingly futile attempts at returning to the Constitution or “voting them out.” As I studied more history, I realized that even at the beginning, our government was far from constitutional. Within less than a decade of the Constitution being ratified, our Founding Fathers were finding ways to get around it. Then there are the arguments that the Constitution itself was purposely left open-ended in many areas, and was never meant to truly limit the government, but give the appearance of legality to the government’s shenanigans. Some have said that limited government is an oxymoron and impossible to achieve. Murray Rothbard, in his book, “Anatomy of the State” made the situation so clear that I could no longer deny it. The government operates by a monopoly on the legal use of force and violence. That is, they are the only ones who can legally force you to use their services or obey them. As Rothbard said, ‘The State has never been created by a “social contract”; it has always been born in conquest and exploitation.’ Government is, by its nature, illegitimate and, frankly, a scam. Stefan Moyneaux summed up the political process, “Voting is a suggestion box for slaves.” I found that I had no other option but to take the radical path and move out of the political realm altogether.
This was a very difficult position for me to accept, but it was the only one I could embrace fully. All other beliefs were too inconsistent and contradictory for me.
In light of this, I have decided it is time for me to step down from my position as county coordinator for the Campaign for Liberty. A leader must believe in their cause, or else no one will follow, and I can no longer put my heart into the Campaign for Liberty cause. This was a decision I struggled with. I have enjoyed my time in the C4L movement. I had so much fun meeting and working with fellow Americans who share my political beliefs. It has been a very successful and enjoyable year. But I feel it is time for me to move on and pursue other opportunities. I hope to continue giving economic seminars and will fight for liberty wherever I am. I want to keep in touch with my C4L friends, so please don’t hesitate to drop me an email and let me know how things are going for you. I admire everyone who has the courage and motivation to get up off the couch and get involved in politics, no matter what your political beliefs are. But our mission should always be, “Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it.”

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