I am not a man who gets along well with authority. It never proved itself to be reliable to me growing up, and as an adult I find myself bucking whenever I even feel a saddle in the area. To say the least, it hasn’t done me well in corporate atmospheres, but I’ve made do with it.
It’s this inability to submit that makes up a large part of why I lean libertarian. I don’t like the idea of someone being able to tell me what I can and can’t do with my personal life. I can hardly stand watching it happen to others because if it can happen to them it can definitely happen to me.
When I explain this to people it will sometimes go a little further. Usually, I get vehement agreement and the conversation stops there, but sometimes people begin asking me questions, and they find out my libertarian-conservative leanings come with what some consider cold.