We won the vote!

I think we deserve a pat on the back for doing what we could. I feel excited, hopeful and proud for us having chosen a riskier road to freedom. Now, more than ever, I want to show the world and those who voted to Remain, that leaving was the right thing to do. This is the time to rebuild this country, politically, economically, and socially, and we  libertarians have a lot to offer.

The first action we took since the Brexit vote was to write a petition to Parliament, calling on them not to impose closed borders. This was to counter the anti-immigration sentiment that carried a portion of the Leave campaign. We want to endorse tolerance. Please read and sign the petition!

Sign the Petition

On immigration and on other social issues, I believe we can offer unbiased and open platforms for debate, not allowing political correctness to silence truths. Personally, I think it is important to understand the reasons behind the fear of immigration to not let any one body rise to power who wrongfully ride on this unspoken angst.

On trade, economy, welfare, peace – we have a lot to say! The time is ripe, to put forth our creeds – which are backed by varied but solid philosophies – so that we may live in a freer, happier and more prosperous society. I believe that we are in the right place at the right time to do so.

I voted to Leave so that my child could have a voice; should she wish to change any laws, that she had a means to. I voted to Leave to safeguard her from terrorism. I voted to Leave so that we could more freely trade with the rest of the world, as well as EU member states, and finally I voted to Leave so that my family could hire the carers we want, who are best fit and hardworking, who most often happen to be non-UK, non-EU citizens with a insanely restrictive visa process.

While I’ve debated with more than a few Remainers who wished similar things but thought remaining in the EU was the answer, I want to prove to them that the key to a more fair and just society is not in the hands of a state but in each of us individuals.

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  1. Yes we won.

    Rule by unelected “Commission” (like Plato’s Guardians, or the rulers proposed by Francis Bacon in “The New Atlantis” – or Jeremy Bentham’s proposed 13 Departments of State controlling every aspect of life) has been rejected.

    We are not followers of Thomas Hobbes – we reject an all powerful state which the people can not get rid of or even modify.

    However, what policy will now be followed?

    Accepting Freedom of Choice (Free Will) is the first step – but then we must use our moral Free Will (our agency) wisely, to do the right thing.

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  2. Well done, Britain. Well done, frequenters of the Libertarian Home who helped so much in getting it done.

    I am delighted with the outcome. 😉

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  3. The problem with open borders and immigration from a libertarian perspective is when you have high welfare as we do in the UK. It depends how you view this high welfare. Some libertarians view is that UK taxpayers have a similar claim on public goods in UK as they do on private property. As such they have some claim to it as they have contributed and people trying to use that service without paying are violating their rights. Its best summed up in this article.

    http://libertyhangout.org/2016/08/the-libertarian-case-against-open-borders/

    Personally I am all for open borders but in a much different world than we live in. If we had less welfare then I have no problem with more immigration.

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