There is no doubt I get crankier than usual whenever elections loom in the horizon. But I even admit that an eleven month pre-electoral crank is a bit much even for me. It is that I am sick of the so-called Libertarians roaming the webs out there.
Till last week I had the notion that Libertarians were mostly people whose platform was to scream a top of their lungs “It is my right to be sodomizing blindfolded goats while I drive my convertible 110 mph with a big fat joint in my mouth.” Some friends indicated the error of my ways pointing me to the proper sources and I thank them for that, but you Libertarians have a huge Public Relations issue to resolve.
And yes, the Second Amendment should be the only permit required to carry a weapon, but we have not achieved that level yet and you acting like a prick about it is not going to help getting there any faster. And yes, Open Carry is your right also, but if you throw a temper tantrum when asked by a police officer, you are damaging the cause. And no, you are not living in a Police State no matter what your HBO Movie Of The Week pea brain says. And trust somebody who has been there, you really do not want to know the difference between an US LEO and a Police State Thug with a Badge.
I recently heard a podcast where the author was complaining about police harassment to Open Carry people and the example he gave was of why should somebody wearing a kilt and OC at 11:30 pm in a neighborhood where drugs are known to be trafficked should not be interviewed by police because he is not doing anything bad or something like that. Buddy, let me tell you something, if you are walking in front of my house at that time wearing a kilt and OC, rest assured that the side of your head will be painted by a red dot until I don’t see you anymore. And my neighborhood is a pretty quiet one.
Faux Libertarian Brats should start by doing some research: First, what the Libertarian Party stands for, then learn about life in general and about the other political movements, the Constitution, the legislative process and then learn to how to address other people if they want to transmit and educate them on the Libertarian principles. “Because it is my Right’ is not only a extremely weak explanation but makes you sound stupid. In fact, after hearing and reading some statement from some Faux Libertarians, the only difference between them and the Hippie/Anarchist/Occupy Wall Street movement is that they have a better understanding of the principles of hygiene.
More to come on this subject in a future post.