I have been a big fan of politics for the longest time.
I’ve always been passionate about “the issues” and about how they impact Americans. I used to consider myself a die-hard Republican. I’ve always leaned right politically and been in favor of small government, low taxes, personal freedom, liberty, and choice.
Over time, however, I began to observe the many parallels between Democrats and Republicans: both parties support big government in their own ways, both parties are more concerned about their own power than they are with the American people, and both parties work together to prevent third parties, like Libertarians, from having a voice and a fair chance at winning an election.
Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same coin. They pretend to hate each other in public, but then dine together in private. Donald Trump and Bill Clinton are golfing buddies. Paul Ryan’s wife, Janna Ryan, is a wealthy Democrat. Hillary Clinton and George H.W. Bush are friends. So are Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton.
Upon reflection, I came to the realization that my values and political ideologies are in alignment with the Libertarian Party. I support small government. I don’t want government telling me who I can or can’t marry or whether or not I can buy a gun or have an abortion. I like what Rand Paul once said: “I want a government so small that I can barely see it.” That’s how government should be, that’s how it was always intended to be.
I have decided once and for all that I am done with the corrupt two party system. It’s an illusion. It’s all smoke and mirrors. Republicans and Democrats will sell out the American people in a heartbeat if it ensures that they stay in power. The one party that is for the American people is the Libertarian Party. When I was applying for college in late 2015, I wrote an article about the merits of libertarianism.
Although this election is almost over, I have decided to fully support the Libertarian Party from here on out. Libertarians deserve a voice. Libertarians deserve to be heard and I’m going to do everything I can to promote, support, and endorse the Libertarian Party. I will be involved and I will make a difference. Maybe in 2020, America will elect a Libertarian President.
* Gabrielle Seunagal is an 18 year old libertarian and passionate writer. She currently resides in Alpharetta, Georgia.