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I am a libertarian

Uploaded by MafiaBoy85 on Mar 14, 2002

The best way to summarize my political views would to say I am libertarian. I believe in the rights on an individual and that they have a personal responsibility for their own well being. I believe in free-market economy of abundance and prosperity. Like other libertarians, I want a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade. A single leader should not govern a whole nation which is full of different views. The government should be smaller and less in control of our social lives and concentrate on federal issues such as trade and relations with other countries. As a libertarian, my views resemble that of a liberal but also with conservatives on the role of federal governments.

I believe that change should be for the good of the community. Like John Locke, I believe that when a person comes to power after another, the new leader should represent the views of the people. The change in power should not cripple the society but improve it. All decisions should be made by the majority and not a single leader like a king. The law of nature should never be changed so that others may hurt each other. Locke has a quote in which he says “And that all men may be restrained from invading others’ rights, and from doing hurt to one another, and the law of nature observed, which willeth the peace and preservation of all mankind,” I agree with him to preserve the law of nature. John Locke and I both agree that if there should be change in the state of government, it should be for the good of the community and those in it.

In the state of nature, man is mostly good. They live their lives obeying God and thus not causing any harm to anyone else. Locke frequently mentions that man should go by the laws of God. I agree with him. I also agree with him when he says, “that is a state of perfect freedom to order their actions and dispose of their possessions and persons as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature, without asking leave, or depending upon the will of any other man.” I believe that man is essentially good in the state of nature.

All men should be equal and have the same potential to do things. No one should be discriminated for their race, beliefs, or...

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Uploaded by:   MafiaBoy85

Date:   03/14/2002

Category:   Politics

Length:   5 pages (1,156 words)

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