It’s not often someone from Hollywood agrees with us.  But in the middle of a recent interview about his new book and how hard it is to be good-looking,  Rob Lowe made a political statement with which we can actually agree.  He thinks there should be less government intrusion in the lives of American citizens.

Bill O’Reilly contrasted Lowe’s view with the typical “Hollywood pinhead” who favors massive government to ensure total equality.  Lowe pushed back: he’s all for equality.  “I just think that individuals usually do a better job than collective big government.”

“Does that make me a libertarian?” he asked when O’Reilly applied the label.

Lowe doesn’t want to be identified by a label.  He recently told the New York Times, “my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are.”

“My thing is personal freedoms, freedoms for the individual …  In fact, I want the government out of almost everything.”

Whatever label those statements give Lowe, it’s refreshing to hear a voice in Hollywood realizing that government involvement is not the solution to everything.  In fact, the federal government having its hands in too much is a big part of the problem.

Hands off, Lowe says.  We can do a better job governing ourselves.

We can’t help but agree.

Watch the interview here, starting at 1:40:

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.