Edinburgh Western, Scottish Libertarian party candidate Daniel Fraser - Scottish Parliament elections 2021

Why am I a Libertarian?

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 9:42 am
Daniel Fraser, Scottish Libertarian party candidate for Edinburgh Western.

I'm a Libertarian because the Libertarian party is the only party whose polices are guided by the none aggression principal.

We stand with the people of Scotland in favour of individual liberty, a free and sound economy, foreign neutrality and political independence.

It’s wrong to initiate force against another human being.

"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine,” Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged.

What are my policy priorities?

I want to stop legislation against free speech.

Around nine people a day in the UK are arrested for something they have said on the Internet.

This is kafkaesque and morally abhorrent.

I also want to see an end to lockdown restrictions.

I would not go so far as to say that covid19 is "just the flu" but the unprecedented liberties the government has taken in supposedly trying to control the spread will be worse in the long term than Bubonic plauge.

Two years ago, if someone told you that the state would tell you not to leave your own house and that you weren't allowed to hug your family at Christmas, you would probably have thought that that person was describing a chapter from an dystopian novel.

The Libertarian message is simple: End the lockdowns and all associated mandatory practices; rescue the right to free expression and protect it from political radicals sitting in power, and allow people to be free at the individual level and reject attempts at ‘legislated freedom’.