I was thinking about the whole debate and then the vote on North Carolina’s gay marriage amendment today. One of the most interesting realizations was the number of liberals who voted with me today.
Think about it. I’ve been advocating Liberty, real individual Liberty free of state coercion, for years now. I’m as for two gay men getting married as I am for the owner of a bar refusing to serve those two gay men. I’m as for the right to open a barber shop without a barber’s license as I am for allowing people to suffer the consequences of not obtaining health insurance.
Quite simply, I have a long standing history of advocating for the Liberty of the individual. The Left most certainly does NOT.
The left clearly advocates for the state to intervene to feed people.
The left clearly advocates for the state to house people, to send people to college, to provide medical care and retirement.
The left is ALL about the state controlling people’s lives and restricting individual Liberty until the Statue of Liberty herself pukes. The idea of Liberty to the Leftist is foreign and on that is despised and feared.
Why is it then, that now, in this debate, the Leftist resonates with the Libertarian?