Re: Confidence: A Basic Politics Puzzle

E. Shaun Russell (
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 15:41:15 -0800 (PST)

On 18/02/97, Eric Watt Forste wrote:

> >Why do people seem so damn confident of their political
> >opinions?
>Because the stakes are so high.

That is exactly it. Politics ultimately affect life in some way or
another. Many would argue that life itself is a politic. People must know
where they stand in life --know what limits and freedoms they accurately
possess. In application to libertarianism, those who are at least in accord
with the politic have no desire for limitations in life.
They (and I am one of them) want to be under a thumb as little as possible,
and in effect, are confident that libertarianism is the way to
achieve this. Show me a politic that will attain freedom in a better way,
and I will strongly consider changing politics.

On a more personal level, I am planning on moving to California
before the end of the year; the reasons vary, though I guarantee that
politics have a lot of bearing on my plans. I am willing to attain my
freedoms...and this includes moving to where the potential of opportunity
is vastening. I am confident of my political opinions because I am
confident in myself --the broadest horizons are within oneself, and though
the stakes are high, it boils down to another question of faith or
freedom...and I'll take the latter, thanks.

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

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