Many of you may already be aware of this. Others, however, are very un-likely to know what they are politically. This will show you how to tell. First, some background.
We can put all of our liberties in one of two categories. There are personal liberties and there are economic liberties. Economic liberties deal with the way we choose to spend our money. Personal liberties deal with the way we choose to live our lives.
We have all heard the common phrase “there is not a dimes worth of difference between the two”–demopublicans vs. republicrats.
If you look carefully at their policies, you’ll see that the demopublicans are big on personal liberties. They don’t care if we choose to run naked in the streets. But when it comes to our economic liberties, they think we do not have sense enough to figure out how to spend our own money so they need to spend it for us. They are the tax and spend guys.
On the other hand, the republicrats are the mirror image of the demopublicans. When it comes to economic liberties, they believe we are capable of spending our own money wisely. But when it comes to personal liberties, they think we are a bunch of natural born sinners who have to have their morals legislated for them.
What if we had a political party that was big on liberty, both personal as well as economic, period?
Go to https://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/ and take the quiz. You might be surprised.
Yours for freedom in our lifetimes. — jtl, 419
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