Why I am Libertarian: Ed Angleton, Former Democrat

Conventional wisdom holds that Libertarians are former Republicans. In reality, disaffected Democrats are every bit as likely to become Libertarians.

Ed Angleton is a good case in point. He comes from a family of Democrats, and even shook Bobby Kennedy’s hand as a youngster. But with civil liberties as an absolute, an aversion to political correctness, and faced with an 800% property tax increase, it can become uncomfortable to remain a Democrat.

This installment features outgoing LP of Marion County Vice Chair Ed Angleton’s conversions story.


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