As our small group of Libertarians begins to grow and we begin to overcome our natural distrust for organization (even if it's us), we are more confident in our ability to provide viable alternatives to the current goat rodeo that is American politics.
The total lack of civility in political discourse that makes people wish to embrace anonymity such as the Sound Off format rather than to step forward and sign their name to opinions, is more a testament to the avoidance of vitriol for expressing oneself then cowardice or lack of conviction in the opinion. People have forgotten how to disagree without being disagreeable.
I am beginning to see why there are a lot of us "late life libertarians" coming around to the possibility of an alternative, because the current choices are so ridiculous. 2016 is shaping up as yet another Clinton-Bush extravaganza of money, lies and interrupted television programs with incessant, repetitive untruths.
I wish to caution the old school John Birchers, Israel haters, and "selective" libertarians that current organization efforts coming together now have no intention of being radical third-party also-rans. We mean business this time around. We can and will make a difference.
The new Libertarian is a person who wishes to actually fix political problems by dismantling a large portion of the federal government. Not by vague campaign promises to "reduce the spending and size" but specific legislation to abolish legislative pensions. There is much to be done.
As we grow in numbers and confidence, you will be hearing more. Come and meet with us at NY2Chicago Pizza at University Plaza in Kent at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Jim O'Connor, Brimfield