Ben Pu is a software developer living in New York City. While the state of New York largely leans Democratic, Ben is a fan of Libertarianism. This party is usually represented by independent nominees who share a passion for individualism, small government, and the freedoms of capitalism.
Libertarians have a strong focus on the rights of the individual. This is a huge focus in such a diverse society with people of different ages, sexes, races, and religions. The libertarian believes that each individual should have the right to be who they are and who they want to be so long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others.
Another aspect of this political party is small government and the concept that order arrives from spontaneity. This is the reason that they focus less on big government. There is less freedom for spontaneity that can bring about change when individuals are stifled by many laws and regulations that are set by the federal administration rather than local government. They also feel that too much power tends to corrupt people at any level, so there should be a less centralized power and more power to the people and small administrations across the nation.
Last but not least, Libertarians like Ben Pu are strongly focused on a free market in which every person is able to work hard to reap the benefits of a capitalistic society. The state of the economy has a large impact on the overall state of any nation and its people. For this reason, there should be freedom to create wealth in a local market.
Boaz, D. (1999, Jan 1). Key Concepts of Libertarianism. Retrieved from CATO Institute: http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/key-concepts-libertarianism