When I was seventeen I was in foster care and many of my life decisions were under direct control of the state. I knew that when I became eighteen I would gain some more freedoms. One of these was the ability to vote and participate more fully in trying to change the system.
I already had some interest in political science and history, so I decided to research it further. I read a few different books concerning different political parties and I ran across The Advocates for Self Government. This was 1997-1998 and the internet was still quite new. I remember opening Netscape and navigating to the site and reading articles by Dr. Mary Ruwart and others there concerning libertarianism. I also signed up for the Liberator Online newsletter on my Hotmail account.
I found the principles of libertarianism to be quite appealing after having spent my life in direct control of the state. After all the reading, I decided I best identified with the Libertarian Party and registered as a Libertarian on my birthday. After deploying with the Army Reserves to Iraq and realizing how bad of a decision that was for us as a country and wanting to try to more actively change things; I later became active with in the LP at the County and State level. I have since moved to Texas and I have not yet become active with the Party locally out here but I intend to in the future.
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.