Liberty Versus Socialism Versus Authoritarianism
The logical progression of Freedom is protecting the rights of all individuals and realizing that Liberty requires lessening the power of the Government. This was the hallmark Libertarian idea of the America Revolution. Socialism, however, is the trend to once again give all our rights to the government to control. Socialism restricts free exchanges and voluntary association and forces all citizens to be beholden to government by soft controls of huge taxes, welfare, medical care, family law, military draft, corporate subsidies, and oligarchy.
Rights are Natural and Inalienable, and deserve restrictions on collective control by any power, whether that be an Armed Force, Police, Corporations, Bureaucrats, of the Federal Government. At the same token, Authoritarianism is also the trend towards control of the populace through aggressive hard controls of police, criminal law, and military. Libertarians believe our rights are independent of both Soft and Hard Controls. The government has no right to criminalize or socialize freedom.
Both Democrats and Republicans favor more government and less free exchange of ideas. They both push war currently and eschew peaceful whistle-blowers.
Our campaign teaches and espouses Liberty for All Americans, and spreads the message of mutual and voluntary association in the USA. Please visit our pages about the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) and Voluntaryism here on the campaign website to read more about Classic Libertarian Philosophy.
We advocate the release of all Political Prisoners, the end of NSA and FBI Mass Surveillance, free association with social media, and protection of personal data on technologies such as cell phones and computers.
The greatest protector of civil liberties is the 5th Amendment of the Constitution which legally protects any American's right to Due Process under the Law.
The Constitution of the United States of America, 5th Amendment:
"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."