Behold the part-time libertarian!

We’ve all met them. They are our friends, our family, our co-workers and, of course, our congressmen. They support freedom without hesitation. They fight with unending courage to liberate mankind from the bondage of injustice and tyranny. Well… some of the time.

They are the part-time libertarians. people who believe unwaveringly in freedom so long as the cause suits their sensibilities. Shinning examples are everywhere. Want a few?sfasda

How about the pothead who sees the threat of jailtime for possessing a joint as a grave injustice but seeks to ban cigarettes and soft drinks and trans fats.

Or the literary snob who fights the censorship of classic literature but fights with equal tenacity the “right” to control what grown-ass men and women can view in the privacy of their own homes.

It often seems these folks are simply confused about what freedom really is about. Hint: it’s not about you. It’s not a game that permits you to pick and choose what kind of culture and art and food and drugs and sports everybody else gets to consume.

Being a full-time libertarian means putting aside your own personal agenda. It also means embracing the agendas of people who seriously make you sick.