The Kentucky election results (state here, Lexington here) are not too, too disappointing, if we are going to be completely realistic. After all, liberty actually WON some seats! Here’s how Kentucky Free State Project’s slate of candidates fared:
Won Their Seats:
Kenny Imes, State House #5
Perry Clark, State Senate #37
Russell Webber, State House #49
Thomas Massie, U.S. House #4
Did Not Win This Time:
Bill Polyniak, LFUCG #9
Bryan Lutz, State House #78
Chris Hightower, State House #16
Craig Astor, U.S. House #2
Doug Jones, State House #56
Frank Haynes, State Senate #7
Harlen Compton, Hillview City Council
Ralph Ruschell, LFUCG At Large
Richard Marrs, State House #76
Sam Cox, LFUCG #4
Other Kentucky election winners:
Andy Barr, U.S. House #6
Who else won in your area who you believe will further the cause of liberty in Kentucky?
As one who believes in traditional marriage between a man and a woman, my view of the role of government is to protect the inalienable rights of the individual which one of them is the pursuit of one’s happiness. By defending the rights of the individual to pursue their happiness is in no means condoning, endorsing, or espousing what the individual does. As long as their happiness does not infringe on the pursuit of life, liberty, property, privacy or the happiness of others, I hope those I defend will stand for my right to happiness to attend church 3 times a week or more and live a social conservative lifestyle. I am not in favor of the government defining the RITES of the church. If government starts defining marriage, I’m sure it will not be my definition of one man and one woman for life till death do you part since many of the hypocritical law makers are far from obeying the teachings of Christ or Moses while condemning others.
I believe it takes more for a man to speak his mind in face of religious or political opposition than for a career politician to tell people what they want to hear with campaign rhetoric while blowing smoke up the back side of pompous bigots.
Oh, it is at the heart of being libertarian! Every human has the natural (or, in Christian parlance, God-given) right to do with his or her body as s/he sees fit. This includes sex, food, body decoration (tatoos, piercings), clothing, drugs, etc.
A marriage license is actually an instrument of force and the anti-libertarian part of the issue! Why am I forced to get a marriage license? With whom I mate is none of the state’s business.
In fact, a marriage license came about as a way to prevent interracial marriage. Look how well that worked.
Parties often share a stance on an issue. It doesn’t water down a party’s dogma. Just means they agree in one area. How nice if the Republicans understood natural rights and how un-American is the use of force by the state.
Craig Astor should have not said he would like to see hetersexuals have the same rights at a man and a woman…thats not libertarian…that is LIBERAL….and a spinless backbone.