Life has brought me a lot of changes over the last two years.
As I stated in one of my earliest blog entries, my political affiliation is “Democrat”. I am, in fact, still a registered Democrat in my home state of Kansas.
Over the past couple of years, being a Democrat has become harder and harder. In fact, being associated with any political party has become harder and harder and now, I find myself in a strange position.
I am not a Democrat any more. This doesn’t mean that I do not stand by my decisions of the past made as a Democrat or my service to the Democratic Party when I was an election judge in Texas. It just means that Change happened.
A couple of years ago I took one of those tests that showed you your political orientation on a grid. My orientation was decidedly and profoundly liberal, but it was also decidedly and profoundly Libertarian.
Recently I took the same test again. And again, there I was a Liberal Libertarian. So I decided to embrace the label.
Liberal Libertarian – to some an oxymoron – and others, just a moron. Don’t care – there is where I will make my stand – over in that strange corner of the political grid, with the likes of The Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela – not bad company, even if I do say so myself.
Addendum, September 19, 2011
Well, my friends, the term “libertarian” is really taking a beating these days and I am not willing to lend credence to any of the so-called “libertarian’s” running their traps lately. So I am just going to shorten my designation to “liberal” and add that I realize that not everything the liberals want can be had and not everything the conservatives want to eliminate can be eliminated. Still sitting between the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela … just being prudent about the word association.