While there aren’t many clamoring for the work of being the CLC Secretary I thought I would introduce myself for those that don’t know me.
When I was getting close to turning 18 and getting emancipated from the foster care system I was geeky enough to wonder about voting and political parties. [Yes I know I was an unusual kid.] So I went and looked into different political philosophies and ran across materials from the Advocates for Self Government and decided the principles of the Libertarian Party were closest to mine.
Over time my personal political philosophy developed further and at its core is the belief that all people are endowed with the ability to choose for themselves and that individual choice should be protected and preserved. Other rights and freedoms I relate back to this central principle of individual agency. I find that Classical Liberalism provides the best framework for providing the most social and economic freedom to individuals and thus the greatest amount of agency for individuals to be able to exercise in their life.
After high school I was a bit idealistic about the role of the military and joined the Army. I should mention this was pre 9/11 and that after 9/11 I got free personal lessons in why using the military the way we did was a bad idea as I was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. So I came out of those experiences and decided that I should support the LP more. At the time I lived in California and I became a county At-Large Officer and later County Chair. I also served on the state executive committee for a term before moving on to Texas. In Texas I took some time learning about Texas and LPTexas before becoming heavily involved again as a County Secretary and member of the state executive committee. I have also served on committees and have supported LP Candidates out here.
Professionally I am an IT Manager at an English Language School. I am married and the father of two children. I enjoy such geeky pursuits as reading, old video games, and D&D. Though much of my spare time ends up in use with my family, church, community, or in helping different parts of the Libertarian Party.
You can read more about my involvement with the LP on my LPedia page at: https://lpedia.org/wiki/Paul_Darr
You can also read more about me personally on my blog when I remember to post here.
Who is Paul Darr?
Paul Darr has lived in California, Oregon, Colorado, and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. Paul is also an Army Veteran, who has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. On the political spectrum Paul is a Libertarian that advocates fiscal responsibility and social tolerance. Paul is currently employed as an IT Manager and is a father of a handsome boy and beautiful daughter. In his free time Paul enjoys reading, using and modifying open source software, gaming, and several other geeky pursuits.