Hometown: North-West Pennsylvania
August 5, 2007
I have never belonged to the Libertarian Party, but I’ve always voted for the Libertarian candidates and have often followed Party news. I do not belong to any party, and I no longer vote because "it only encourages the bastards."
I am a student of the historical development of the idea of liberty. I am a voluntaryist, a classical liberal, a free-market individualist, and a "philosophical anarchist" like Thoreau, Spooner, Nock, Gandi and Tolkien. I have retired from activism.
I have been anti-authoritarian since First Grade in school. Loving my own freedom, I have always been sympathetic to the equal individual freedom of others. Ayn Rand’s writings introduced me to the wider world of libertarian theory.
American expatriate. First time I voted, in 1972, I wrote in "Libertarian, John Hospers." Political influences: Chuang Tzu, Buddha, Aristotle, the Stoics, the Levelers, Locke, Jefferson, Paine, Spencer, Hayek, Ayn Rand, George H. Smith.
If you truly have an appreciation for the concept of liberty for all, the folks in this group share it.