I am a Libertarian because it is a philosophy that recognizes humanness and compassionately allows us to exist in our best form. I see the power and beauty that exists by simply acknowledging that the individual knows what is best for them. That the government is best that governs least. That laws that unnecessarily restrict others almost always have unintended consequences. That history proves our desire for liberty is always at odds with the temptation of collectivism and that this requires every generation to remind the next about the tyranny and destruction that comes when society decides that comfort is more important than freedom. I understand that ‘coercion’ is not ‘compassion’ and cannot result in ‘better’. I am a Libertarian because it allows us to be the best human society we can be and creates the environment that allows others to be at their best.