The Survival Podcast attempts to be as non nonpartisan as possible as we evaluate potential threats (governmental, environmental or man made) to our future. The reality though is that most of our political discussion comes from a libertarian mindset so I felt it would be a good idea to add a bit of information about it to our website.
The Libertarian Party is actually a legitimate third party and you can view their website and learn more about them by simply visiting the Libertarian Party Website.
A short summary of my view of Libertarianism at the Survival Podcast is as follows…
- I believe that government should make no law that interferes with individual rights or behavior so long as no one is harmed by it. However, I don’t want to pay for your lifestyle so tax payers should never have to subsidize behavior of any group nor should they be forced to pay for “programs” that take away the consequences of stupid behavior.
- The government should not be in the business of redistribution of wealth, which the graduated income tax does.
- I believe that government is too big, too intrusive and relied upon entirely too much by our people.
- I believe that the majority of problems that our government is attempting to solve with government programs were actually first created by other government programs.
- I believe that programs like welfare and other entitlements promote dependence and destroy individual liberty and freedom for generations upon generations.
- I believe that the “entitlement attitude” is a cancer that is killing our nation.
- I believe “The government that governs least, governs best“.
- Truly summing it up I believe that when Oliver Wendell Holmes stated, “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins“; he had it dead on! If we simply made this the guiding concept of our governing we would all be much better off.
Whether we are actively discussing politics or economic issues or simply discussing how to be prepared for any emergency or disaster it is this political ideology that is at the core of how we think and why we view things the way we do.