By Ian Cioffi – LibertyChat.com –
Every year I put on a political event in Manhattan called “LibertyFest NYC“. I’ve also organized political events in New Hampshire, Washington D.C. and Vegas. The majority of people who have attended these events are Libertarians. Many of these people I have a connection with on Facebook, and have gotten to know through the years. Every day they’ll preach on Facebook about individual freedom and responsibility. They demand the truth from our politicians. However, some of these same people, are anything but honest to their spouses, when out at these events.
Why would someone who goes around talking about wanting true freedom, tie themselves down to someone they don’t want? Why would someone who demands the truth from their politicians, hide the truth from their own wife/husband? I’m not suggesting all Libertarians are dishonest to their spouses. I’m not even saying this is close to the norm. I’m just wondering, can you consider yourself a Libertarian, if the one part of your life the government has no say in, you suppress through lies & deceit? At least for now, our government doesn’t dictate who you choose as a wife/husband. So why are you, as a Libertarian, living a lie when it comes to this aspect of your life?
Are relationships different? Is there no connection to who you are on a personal level, and what you preach in the political world? Can you cheat on your wife/husband and yet still advertise yourself as a Libertarian? If you can’t handle your personal life responsibly, should we still listen to what you have to say publicly?
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