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Henderson County Libertarian


My name is Nicole Sprabary and I am a mom, first and foremost. I raise my children in the small community of Peeltown, Tx, about ten miles West of the closest point of the beautiful Cedar Creek lake. My aspirations are to contribute my writing abilities to a great cause in the future, in hopes that somewhere along the way, I will make a difference in this world.

What happens when you combine want for liberties, with politics to actually make sense of the American constitution and then to try to implement those founding principles our Fathers left us? How can the everyday citizen be informed AND make a difference? The difference to be made was left in the same form they left our rights in. They knew the small chance; too much power going to one place, too much control given to a select few might create problems.

The Libertarian party or LP, is here for just that reason. The motto is, “Minimum government and maximum freedom.” The party is also said to be the party of principle.”

Wikipedia explains, “The Libertarian Party of the United States was formed in Colorado Springs in the home of Luke Zell by a group of individuals led by David Nolan on December 11, 1971, after several months of debate among members of the Committee to form a Libertarian Party, founded July 17. The formation was prompted in part by price controls and the end of the Gold Standard implemented by President Richard Nixon. The Libertarian Party viewed the dominant Republican and Democratic parties as having diverged from what they viewed as the libertarian principles of the American Founding Fathers. This group included John Hospers, Edward Crane, Manuel Klausner, Murray Rothbard, Roy Childs, Theodora (Tonie) Nathan and Jim Dean”

That is backed by the LP’s own philosophies that can be found on their website and in listening to them talk so passionately about their interests. Interests found based on maybe need or want. Saw something somewhere, heard a friend talking, or by whatever means that led to the small knowledge of the LP, will leave you wanting more after listening for a few and seeing the real possibilities for each American.

America offers a different place that has a long and harsh but with optimistic vision. The libertarian party sees where America’s cracks are and genuinely wants to fix it. Or free it depending on how you see it.

“Libertarians strongly oppose any government interference into their personal, family, and business decisions. Essentially, we believe all Americans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit as long as they do no harm to another. Founded in 1971, we run many hundreds of candidates every election cycle. These candidates seek positions ranging from City Council to President of the United States. Each of these candidates helps to give liberty a voice.”

When anyone is considering who to vote for, Libertarian has a few core values they believe that one should remember. From my perspective, they stand for everyone, Republicans, Democratic, Independents, Conservatives, liberals, those who do not care and those that do. They are fighting for everyone. Fighting for people to have the right to govern themselves as they see fit. Some may see it as not “standing or saving” others, but in a fight to save/free one selves from government, you are fighting for everyone else too.

 As stated on the official Libertarian website:

-we stand firm on seeking to substantially reduce the size and intrusiveness of government and cut and eliminate taxes at every opportunity.

-We believe that peaceful, honest people should be able to offer their goods and services to willing consumers without inappropriate interference from government.

-We believe that peaceful, honest people should decide for themselves how to live their lives, without fear of criminal or civil penalties.

-We believe that government’s only responsibility, if any, should be protecting people from force and fraud.

Libertarian wants freedom of choice for each individual and to show a different way than the way we are under right now which is not working.

They are prevalent here in Henderson County, A group that has been established since January of 2013 leaves a solid history in learning and contributing to the third largest political viewpoints in the United States.

According to The Institute for Humane Studies at the George Mason University, “Libertarian is not a single viewpoint, but includes a wide variety of perspectives. Libertarians can range from market anarchists to advocates of a limited welfare state, but they are all united by a belief in personal liberty, economic freedom, and skepticism of government power.”

No matter your perspective on any form of wanting more freedom and less government interference, you may want to check out the values of those around you and how you can make an impact here in Cedar Creek Lake and surrounding counties.

Local politics plays a huge factor in the way the economy is and will be in the near and far future. Who is making your decisions? What are their values? What do they make sense with and are they making an impact on what they say they are passionate about? Which Lake towns will boom faster in the next 5 years?

How will it boom? Will it be a solid foundation that will be able to hold that sustainable growth? According to General Manager Tony Ciardo at the West Cedar Creek Municipal District, we live in what they consider a seasonal or a transient community. One whose infrastructure(water and electric usage, economy in business, etc.) takes a hit depending on if it is winter or summer seasons when the, “Dallas vacationers” come back for the warmer months here at the lake.

Libertarian is a way to connect the dots in a community that is otherwise divided amongst the Republican and Democratic views that make up the majority of the full time citizens.



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