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Contrary to popular belief (and yes I feel like a geek for saying that) I'm not a Libertarian. Anyone who doesn't believe that will have all the evidence they need after they read this post. I know this is shocking and for anyone who is feeling completely overwhelmed feel free to get loaded on their favorite alcoholic beverage or perhaps something illegal to help calm them down. I hear marijuana has now been decriminalized in Maryland. I'm not interested in eliminating the Federal Government, except for perhaps three departments. Just don't ask Rick Perry which three those are.
There are several reasons that I'm not a Libertarian.
One: Unlike Alex Jones I'm sane, don't live in a mental hospital and am not an escaped mental patient.
Two: I'm not a big enough asshole to be a Libertarian and view everyone who doesn't agree with me one-hundred percent of the time as a statist or big government lover, as we saw in Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.
Three: Referring to number one, I don't believe 9/11 was an inside job orchestrated by the United States Government. We were actually attacked by foreign terrorists, as all of the hard evidence indicates.
Four: Referring again to one, I don't believe Barack Obama is a foreigner, born in another country. I not only know where Hawaii is but I can find it on a map. Like ninety-percent or more of the rest of the country I believe Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. His Hawaiian birth certificate is a hell of a big clue, the smoking gun, if you will.
The stereotype of Libertarians is that they are pot addicts who may have done time in prison for non-pot related activities. They are like from another planet where government doesn't exist and have the idea that because they didn't vote for the administration in power they don't have to follow their laws or rules.
As long as Libertarians are viewed through this stereotype as people who want to destroy government, at least where they live, they'll always be viewed as anarchists or escaped mental patients who don't deserve the keys to a big wheel let alone the keys to the car that governs the nation. But Libertarians aren't interested in political power, right. Just the power to be left alone. So I guess they have no real incentive to change their ways.