Pros And Cons Of Libertarianism

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Most people are unsure or uninformed on what makes a Libertarian. The mainstream believes that libertarians are fiscally conservative and socially liberal. This is a fair assumption by a largely uninformed population. Libertarians have five main principles that govern their politics and decision making: individualism, peace, tolerance, free markets and limited government. It is those principles that define Libertarianism and separate themselves from a flawed two-party system. When looked at together, there isn’t much of a difference between Democrats and Republicans. Both parties believe in big government, wall street over main street, being the world’s police force, and place party over principle. The American people have the largest distrust of government since the inception of the United States at just 19% (Survey Finds, 2015, para2) and have not seen a change in the status quo for quite some time. Most Americans …show more content…
Now that it has been established that individuals are responsible for their actions, now they are empowered to do something about it. Being self-reliant is a form of total freedom. Not being dependent on anyone for anything is a way to ensure of that individual’s survivability. The Democrats and Republicans operate from an angle of inherent fear. The left and right want the citizens to believe that without constant government regulation and intervention, then the citizens wouldn’t be able to survive.
Americans are beginning to wake up to a system that isn’t working. To this end, the last presidential election was the most unpopular election in American history. While some Americans still believe that the two-party system is working, it is becoming apparent that there is a better way. Over the last 20 years, libertarianism is consistently garnering more support. More people are becoming disillusioned with the two-party system and view elections as a choice in the lesser of two