People find it odd I'm a libertarian...
I frequently read through RRS, but don't post much. But I recently discovered this political area. And I had a question for everyone.
I consider myself a libertarian, but almost everyone I talk to say that it's stupid. Not the political party in particular, but the fact that I'm a libertarian. Some background: I'm African-American (a minority), fairly poor (at least considered low-class) on food stamps, no medical insurance, between jobs, married, and have a child. With all these factors, many people think it's irresponsible for me to even consider being libertarian. I can see why they may think that. But even though my life isn't ideal doesn't mean that I need to be a Democrat (what poeple in my postion would normally identify with). I choose to look at what I think would be best for society not what is thought to be best for me.
Now the question: Has anyone else experienced this or maybe in a similar situation? Or does anyone else find it odd?