I have an aggregation of emotions when I read the Libertarian party platform. I am very refreshed, optimistic, and hopeful when reading the words within that document. My most serene belief is Americans and the world at large would be better off if our nation would adhere to the principles engrossed in the Libertarian party’s platform.
The document says what I really believe in terms of the role I, others, and the government should play within our society. It speaks of wonderful principles. For example, “we hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives”.1 What could be more uplifting than an acknowledgement of our own personal liberty.
The document also defines the proper role of government in protecting our personal liberty.
Simultaneously, I feel quite melancholic when I delve into the Libertarian party platform because I fully understand its message is not being successfully communicated to Americans. If America is to realize something akin to liberty and self-determination the Libertarian party needs to step-up to the major leagues of the American political battlefield.
1 2016 Platform. (n.d.). Retrieved December 05, 2016, from https://www.lp.org/platform/