February 13, 2012
How I Went from Left to Right to...Libertarian?
I grew up in the 70's. All of my ideas of government were shaped by what I read in the newspapers, evening broadcasts, and school textbooks. By the time I reached early adulthood I was a confirmed Democrat. I mistrusted Republicans because they represented money grubbing big businesses. I was a card carrying Sierra Club member, and I worked to pass legislation mandating the bottle bill in my state. I feared the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Midway through college Jesus Christ came into my life. I felt transformed inside out. I began to try to live and think by what the Bible taught. After transferring to a Christian college I was confronted with the abortion issue. As a good Democrat, I felt that abortion was a woman's right and perfectly moral. In one of our chapels the speaker presented a side I had never considered: that the thing the woman was aborting was a living human being. It was murder. I was challenged to the...(Read Full Post)