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5 Reasons Why Minorities Should Be Libertarians

Young Americans for Liberty

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Libertarianism

By: ELIAS ATIENZA

Most libertarians happen to be white. John McAfee complained about it during the LP National Convention in Orlando, to which Julie Borowski responded. As a minority, many people wonder why I am a libertarian. I am a libertarian for many reasons; I distrust big government, I want to be left alone, and I think individuals are better at making decisions than collectives. Here are five reasons why minorities should be natural libertarians.

 

5. Big Government Hates Minorities

Think back to American history. Slavery was legal. After slavery was abolished, black codes forced many into labor camps. After the black codes came Jim Crow. After Jim Crow came the War on Drugs. Big government tries to create solutions to problems that do not exist. And those problems tend to be minorities.

Why not just make government smaller? If government was made up of angels, then we wouldn’t need the Constitution. But until that day comes, big government will continue to target certain people.

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