Most of you by now know that politics tend to divide people especially conservatives(republicans) and liberals(democrats). This political turmoil made me realize that I have a lot more things in common with libertarians than with democrats or republicans.
1.) My way of staying neutral
Technically speaking Libertarianism is right wing but it is closer to the center than some other political parties.
2.) I believe Democrats and Republicans have pros and cons
I do agree with some republican political views but not others. Likewise, I agree with some democratic political views but not others.
3.) I believe individuality should be respected
I don’t care what way of life somebody lives, as long as they don’t hurt anyone or anything. Their way of life should be respected, no exceptions. Just because I respect your individuality doesn’t mean I advocate what you believe in. In other words tolerance does not always equal advocacy.
4.) Liberals/Democrats neglect Asian-American community
People have asked me “if you believe in equality, why don’t you call yourself a liberal?” My response is that just because something is written on paper, doesn’t mean it’s what is in practice. A lot of liberals/Democrats have proven on several occasions that they could care less about the interests of the Asian-American communities. As someone who is of part Asian-American ancestry, I’m not going to support a political ideology that views Americans of Asian ancestry as “canon fodder”. https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/02/asians-face-racism-social-justice-warriors-accuse-them-privilege/
5.) Liberals/Democrats neglect men’s issues in society
Liberals/Democrats don’t really take men’s issues seriously because gynocentrism combined with misandry has made it’s way into the liberal/Democrat community. As a American male, I can’t support a political ideology that doesn’t take men’s issues seriously. https://nationalparentsorganization.org/blog/3977-researcher-what-hap-3977
6.) Liberals/Democrats oppose weapon ownership
As Someone who believes every law abiding citizen should have the right own weapons for self defense and recreational use, I notice that a lot of liberals just look for a excuse to oppose gun ownership. I understand that some people who are pro-gun control because of previous bad experiences with gun control but it’s not fair for a few bad apples to ruin it for responsible law abiding gun owners.
I’m not saying every liberal discriminates against Asians, neglects men’s issues or is against gun owner ship but there is a large number who are like this.
7.) Conservatives support death penalty
I personally do not support the death penalty because innocent people can fall victim to it. Polls have shown that 85% of conservatives/Republicans support the death penalty, while 58% of Democrats/liberals support it. In my opinion, prisoners should be treated like people that need help with their moral judgement. Prisoners should have access to psychologists, philosophers and sociologists. The death penalty should only be used for exceptions, such as individuals who have committed atrocious acts but only if there’s 100% certainty that they committed it and if they show no remorse.
8.) Conservatives support limiting privacy
I personally value my privacy. Anything that’s on my social media accounts are things that I don’t mind publicizing. However there are things that only I or my close family members know such as medical history, family life, habits etc. Those things don’t go on my social media account or are known by anyone else.
I’m not saying every conservative supports the death penalty and reducing privacy
9.) I’m don’t support censorship/bans
In my opinion, the acts of banning and censoring infringe on human rights. Whether it be censoring books, pieces of entertainment, movies, political views or even banning certain practices in sports are inconsiderate actions. I do not support any kind of censorship/bans, no exceptions. For example; I don’t support 4th wave feminists or Marxists but I’ll still respect their right to express those ideologies as long as they don’t infringe on my rights. Right infringement is something these two ideologies(4th wave feminism and Marxism) can’t seem to avoid.
I do not hate liberals or conservatives because I know not all are extreme and as I’ve said both sides have pros and cons but that doesn’t mean I’ll call myself a liberal or conservative, I rather call myself libertarian because it’s my way of saying I’m neutral when it comes to Conservatives vs liberals. While a lot of my political views are libertarian, I do have several independent political views as well.