College Libertarians form chapter at USU

A group of students formed the new College Libertarians Club in December, which is now recognized as an official organization on campus.The club was formed by four students – Justin Hinh, Chelan Rogers, Jared Arnell and Justin Jerez – who aspired to create an organization which allowed them to meet with other people who share their political views, and to inform the community of the true value of libertarianism.Their mission, as stated by club president Justin Hinh, is “to allow (students) to truly embrace what true liberty is in this country and … to be aware that true liberty is for all.””(The Libertarian Party) is the only political organization which respects you as a unique and competent individual,” states the official Libertarian Party website, than being anti-government, as some would mistakenly view the movement, they would claim that they are pro-liberty, and are indeed in support of the U.S. constitution, Hinh said. The main element that sets them apart from the Republican and Democratic parties is their charge to minimize the government by emphasizing the Bill of Rights. Some of their core beliefs include limiting the government in all aspects of life, reliance upon personal responsibility, the support of limited and responsible government spending and the opposition of irresponsible wars.Although their core principles are shared by Republicans and Democrats alike, many people have a skewed image of this “cool older brother” approach to government, Jerez said.Hinh said, “People get the image that we are an extremist party – we’re not. We take both sides of the legal spectrum and choose the best positions.”

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