October 27, 2013
I am less concerned with particular issues, and more concerned with the overall cancerous growth of our federal bureaucracy at the expense of our civil liberties. I support localized governance, and I hope to see a nation-wide return to true community. However, we must first overcome the cultural degradation which has enabled this departure from humanity. I aim to foster the development of a society that emphasizes the sovereignty of the individual, the value of self-reliance, and the necessity of community. Our nation's citizens must relinquish these notions of victimhood, entitlement, and utilitarianism, before we can hope to reclaim the ideals that will lead us back to widespread prosperity and flourishing health - physically, spiritually, and economically. This is what drives me in my activism. In my interactions with others, I regularly seek to gently guide their minds to these truths. With much to find discouraging these days, many growing thought trends are great cause for hope.
Being new to Texas, I have not yet familiarized myself with local affairs. My understanding is that Texas is generally a rather Liberty-loving state. However, right here in Austin, with the seat of our legislature, there is considerable favor for the "progression" of Big Papa. I've heard tell of Austin leading the way in the advancement of the U.N.'s "Agenda 21". This concerns me a bit, and almost caused me to reconsider moving here, but perspective is a virtuous ally, and I do believe the benefits of this fair town outweigh its shortcomings :)
I am a recent transplant from Seattle, who values individual liberty. I participated in Seattle's Campaign for Liberty group, and helped establish their Toastmaster's chapter. I am excited to continue my involvement in the Liberty Movement here!