Welcome to the second version of Pagan Vigil, my political blog.
So why do I keep vigil? Because government is not your friend.
I’m a small “L” libertarian, so it’s not so much about politics and more about liberty. In the words of Penn Jillette, "…if you want to find utopia, take a sharp right on money and a sharp left on sex and it’s straight ahead."
I call myself libertarian with a small “L” because when I say "classic liberal" most folks in the U.S. don't know what I am talking about. It has nothing to do with a political party and everything to do with liberty. Classic liberalism predates the founding of the American republic. That is why I distinguish between "Libertarianism" and "libertarianism." Big "L" versus small "l." Party platform versus individual responsibility.
I believe that the freedom to choose is a mark of an adult human. Make of that what you will.
This time around I’m not going to react to news stories. We’ll be focusing on the liberty principles.
I’m going to start with my Crux Files. Drawn from the debates I have on other websites, these are the key ideas I think get overlooked these days. These are also the same discussions I have again and again.
So what happened to stop my blogs? Well, there were a couple of things. Mainly I got too busy to do the blogs the way I was doing them. I can’t keep chasing down news items and reacting. It’s not good reasoning, and it’s really not good for my health. In April of 2014, stuff came to a head. So I’m taking the time to resurrect my blogs in a way that won’t drive me nuts. This is me focusing on the important things.
Politics is about power over people. Once you understand that government is not your friend and the politico only wants to get re-elected, you’re on the path to freedom. I’d like to help you get there.
There was a science fiction story I read one time, I can’t remember the name of the story or the author. In the story, the President of Earth was legally required to take the oath of office on the Moon during Earthrise. Maybe that’s not such a bad idea.
Raise your eyes above your feet.
Raise your eyes above the horizon.
Raise your eyes to the STARS.
That’s where we belong. It’s liberty that will get us there.