How Libertarianism Will Save This Country


It has been awhile since I have written an article on this site. Life gets in the way and priorities change for a while. However, my priorities are starting to take shape and that is making sure that the people of this country hear a message that will bring some type of sanity and save us from despair.

It is not a shock to know that I am not a fan of Donald Trump. Since day one I knew that his candidacy and eventual Presidency would be a disaster for this country. I stand by every one of my criticisms and will continue to fight his authoritative agenda. There are some Libertarians that have caved into his thinking and have claimed that he is more of a Libertarian President than we originally thought. I would refute that statement and say that he has been quite the opposite. He is a dictator in disguise and is placing this country and world on the brink of annihilation. Saber rattling and threating Nuclear War is not Libertarian!

Now, to the point of this article. The only thing that can save this country is Libertarianism. We need true Liberty in our government. We need a world where the individual is sovereign and has the ability to make rational decisions for himself that will not affect the well being of others. We live in this world where everyone thinks that the government can provide the answer to our problems, but as Ronald Reagan once said: “Government is the problem!”

Peace is essential to a truly free society. When we are constantly pressured into a world that is based on fear and using that fear to engage in hostile action we are restricted in our freedom. Any type of restriction leads to instability. Think back to our nation’s history and you can see the constant instability and then the resulting action by our government to produce a fix. Every time they produce a fix free people are pushed aside for what they see as the betterment of society.

Libertarianism is a simple philosophy that has guiding principles that can provide practical solutions to our problems.

From The Statment of Principles:


We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.

Governments throughout history have regularly operated on the opposite principle, that the State has the right to dispose of the lives of individuals and the fruits of their labor. Even within the United States, all political parties other than our own grant to government the right to regulate the lives of individuals and seize the fruits of their labor without their consent.

We, on the contrary, deny the right of any government to do these things, and hold that where governments exist, they must not violate the rights of any individual: namely, (1) the right to life—accordingly we support the prohibition of the initiation of physical force against others; (2) the right to liberty of speech and action—accordingly we oppose all attempts by government to abridge the freedom of speech and press, as well as government censorship in any form; and (3) the right to property—accordingly we oppose all government interference with private property, such as confiscation, nationalization, and eminent domain, and support the prohibition of robbery, trespass, fraud, and misrepresentation.

Since governments, when instituted, must not violate individual rights, we oppose all interference by government in the areas of voluntary and contractual relations among individuals. People should not be forced to sacrifice their lives and property for the benefit of others. They should be left free by government to deal with one another as free traders; and the resultant economic system, the only one compatible with the protection of individual rights, is the free market.

Every time that Donald Trump opens his mouth we lose a fraction of our Liberty. Every time some statist politician in D.C. opens their mouth we lose a fraction of our Liberty. We need people that will fight on our behalf and not give into the pressures that are persistent in Washington.  If they hold true to the above statement of principles then we will be in good shape.



Author: Robert J. Bentley

Defender of #Liberty | Political Scientist & Historian | Founder of The Libertarian Vindicator (

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