I changed my party affiliation a few days ago from Libertarian to IDKWIA as in I Don’t Know What I Am. I been looking around various forms of libertarianism and not finding a home. I am not so extreme limited government to be an Anarcho -Capitalist and the Christian variety. My problem with Christian anarchism libertarianism, is they attack not only big government but also Church governance and the Liturgy. The last straw was a libertarian podcast say one is not a Christian unless they are militant pacifist. Christianity is not adherence to any political belief, from pacifism, socialism, or Trump style populism. Christianity is about Jesus and the Gospel: we are sinners Christ died for our sin and resurrected for our justification.
I am not a Liberal, or Conservative (especially what has passed for conservatism today). The best way to describe me I am strongly individualist, Capitalist, anti-communitarian and anti-collectivist but allows for voluntary association like my church. I for a free an open immigration system, strongly support property rights, free market , free trade because it the individual not government or a busybody conservative should decide where that dollar in their pocket is spent. I am against tariffs, for limited government , support the non-aggression principal. I am prolife as in all human and believe Just war principle.
I feel the recent fireworks ban in Portland is part of the new normal of given the newly discovered power grab by government over COVID-19 Lockdowns (FYI the lockdowns case more harm and were ineffective). I was watching the Portland fire chief explaining his action; I saw the same panic ridden urgency and exaggerations as I did during COVID-19.
There is a better way than just banning them like setting up designated locations for some to set off legal fireworks.
I propose an act of good old American civil disobedience . Every housed grab a legal firework fountain and at 10:00pm set it off at the same time.
How to skirt the fireworks ban. One can purchase fireworks, and wear Antifa label clothing and when some one asks, they can say I am protesting injustice.
“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
Letter attributed to John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776,
Yes he said God, Guns and Illuminations I am looking at you city government of Portland and Vancouver.
Sounds like the great inaugural capital “right – wing “ riot was ether a bust, an overreaction, or a big prank, or all three. They were no armed conservative riots, but it did not stop the antifa left from trashing Portland and Seattle. They went after the Portland Democratic party headquarters. How that for biting the hand the feeds you.