I’ve been libertarian pilled.
I’ve always thought that social libertarianism was important. Never paid much mind to fiscal, so naturally I voted Democrat.
That recently changed though because of a parking ticket. I parked my suv in my driveway, slightly over the sidewalk, and got home from work to a $50 ticket… in a run down city with swathes of slums full of people committing crime because that’s their only option and tents full of homeless people because they can’t afford a phone or car necessary for a job. (There is minimal public transport.) It blows my mind that the government can be so inefficient that they’re ticketing me a day’s work for parking my car in the wrong spot in my driveway but can’t use that money to do anything besides “incentivize” businesses with owners that own lake houses and sports cars.
Kinda unrelated, but has anyone ever gone to city council meetings? I’ve heard you can go to those and vote on city policy with minimal hassle. I’d love to try that out, so let me know any experience any of you have!
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