Welcome to my new home for all things political.
I am a nationalist libertarian. I do not vote for anything or anyone by party; I vote for issues or candidates individually. I believe in ultimate individual rights, up to the point where they interfere with national security. That is not to say that the nation is more important than the individual; but if the republic is not preserved, individual rights will soon follow.
This journal will be a forum for reflection on these ideas and other current social, political, and economic issues separate from my personal website (URL available upon request).
In case you're wondering, the quotes at the top of the page are randomly selected from a list of (currently) 27 quips by persons as disparate as Bill Hicks, Ann Coulter, Ayn Rand, and Rush Limbaugh. The list will undoubtedly grow throughout the lifespan of this blog, so reload often to get the most out of the experience. If you keep an eye on those quotes as well as the ongoing discussions on this site, you will begin to understand how parts of such seemingly incongruous philosophies can come together to create a functioning whole, all supporting or explaining tenets of my political alignment: nationalist libertarianism.
One issue that may come up is the term "nationalist libertarian". I have recently learned that the Nazi party invokes both those terms in its full title. This obviously has ZERO to do with my term. In fact, nearly everything that the Nazi party stands for, I violently oppose. And the only reason I qualify that with "nearly" is that I am not intimately familiar with the Nazi party platform. I think I missed the nominating convention last year.
"Nationalist libertarian" has also been used by some to describe someone who has no concern for the liberty of those outside of the "nation"; an exclusively nationalist libertarian. Those who use this definition conceive of the "internationalist libertarian" as the alternative, one who supports liberty for everyone, regardless of nation of residence. While I support global freedom and liberty, I am wary of the term "internationalist". It has a connotation of concern for those in other countries above those in this country, and that is an idea I just cannot support, whether that is the actual idea of those "internationalist libertarians" or not. I would rather not be associated with the term at all.
Therefore unless someone has an alternative for my political nomenclature, it remains, possible confusion accepted.