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Four New Year Resolutions For a Stronger Liberty Movement

3. Get Involved in Local Politics

Most people focus primarily on the national scene of politics, and libertarians are generally no exception. It’s understandable, seeing as how everybody in the U.S. is bound by federal laws and therefore changing those laws would have the greatest impact on the greatest number of people. But those laws are incredibly difficult to change due to the amount of attention and money given to them, as well as the fact that the general trend in our society has been to move further away from libertarian principles than closer to them. Oddly enough, the relative lack of attention to local politics compared to national politics can work to our advantage. Less interest in local politics means there are more opportunities for libertarians at the local level to run for office, start petitions, talk to people, work with organizations and groups, and so on. National politics will always be important, but we should also focus on doing what we can to bring about more freedom at the local level.

 

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