Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

Vivek “like cake” Ramaswamy

Vivek Ramaswamy posted his own fact check page. And it’s pretty good. It rebuts almost all the criticisms Ramaswamy has been getting since his breakout debate performance. I hope his campaign keeps it updated because I’m sure more knives are going to come out.

Vivek Ramaswamy Fact Check Page.

I know people are suspicious of him. So am I. It’s disconcerting when someone pops out of nowhere and starts saying all the things you’ve been saying or thinking about for decades. I also think it’s important to realize that we’re all human and there will be no candidate that is perfect or that has never done anything wrong or does everything with which you agree. I’m going to stay skeptical while at the same time taking him at his word until I have reason not to. What’s the alternative? The rest of these politicians who have made “public service” their career? Those are the people who created the economic and cultural morass we’re in today.

Vivek Ramaswamy seems like the most Libertarian candidate to ever make a giant splash. I hope what he’s saying is not lip service. He’s extremely consistent in his responses and his rebuttals. He’s very quick and assertive. He’s everything the Millennial stereotype is not.

The reason I’m intrigued with his candidacy is I’ve been ideologically libertarian for several decades now. I vote Republican most of the time because they align with my economic beliefs… most of time. On cultural issues Republicans want to control you just as much as the Democrats. And don’t get me started on the war mongering of both political parties. I don’t like or trust either side.

Libertarianism, in my view, is the closest ideology to the U.S. Constitution. My belief goes, the Federal Government is there to represent us internationally, resolve disputes between the states, and enforce the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land. State government is there to represent us to the Federal Government, resolve disputes between local governments and/or between citizens, and enforce each state’s Constitution and the laws their legislatures pass. Local governments are there to serve the people directly. This is the closest level to the people and where communities can institute the quality of life they envision with little input from people outside that community.

I know the above paragraph is not where we are. It’s not the real world. But, it’s my idealized world. It’s one where as long as you’re not infringing upon the rights of others you’re free to live your life as you see fit. It’s one where laws are designed to be universally applied. It’s one where rights are natural rights and not something granted by government.

Let’s not throw out a candidate that could be the real deal. Let’s not take the imperfections that every human has and think this disqualifies him and instead elect a professional politician that is part of the problem.

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