I’ll admit it- I’ve never really liked politics. To tell you the truth, I actually despise politics, which is probably due to the fact that my entire family, including my extended family, has adopted the “it’s my way or the highway” mentality. Anyone who does not agree with them pretty much gets drawn and quartered (just ask my ex-Aunt Mary who is no longer apart of our family… haha just kidding… but coincidentally enough Aunt Mary did have different political views). For example, just this week my entire family forwarded this link, along with the following message: “For everyone who hasn’t seen the movie, “Obama 2016,” here it is in its entirety. I urge you to please set some time aside to watch this great documentary. It only costs you your time. If we don’t get it right this election, it will cost us more than just 1 hour and 16 minutes.” Anyways, when I heard about the topic of this week’s blog post, lets just say I was less than excited.
I know this will make me sound uneducated in politics, but I sort of always thought that a person could either be on the right or left side of politics. I didn’t really know that being in the middle was a legitimate political belief. Since I’ve never really agreed with either the right or the left stances, I always just assumed that there wasn’t a place for me in the world of politics.
When I took the surveys (of which I took two), I was quite pleased with the results. Not only did I learn that there is in fact a place for me in the political world, but I actually believe in everything they (the libertarians) stand for. I, along with 9% of the population, believe in the following:
- Economically very conservative but moderate to liberal on social issues
- Highly critical of government
- Strongly pro-business
- Accepting of homosexuality
- Less religious than the average American
- Moderate views about immigrants compared to other GOP-oriented groups
This is 100% spot on, and I kind of want to find that other 9% and have a party with them. Also when reading over the beliefs of the libertarians, I can definitely see how they are a mix of my own individual beliefs, along with the heavy influence of the beliefs of my family. Once again, I apologize for sounding so uneducated about politics, but I truly believed that someone like me would just never ever enjoy anything regarding politics. To find out that there are people who have the same beliefs as me is exciting. It actually makes me want to get involved and learn more.