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Old 06-25-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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it's been a tough election cycle for us. we are now faced with the exact same candidate. paul has lost, and barr has little chance. I think that we should view this as a positive springboard. I think that the warmongering ways of the democrats and republicans are coming to an end. while we may be a third party, we are growing quickly. this is a call out to all libertarians to unite and start grassroots movements. let them know how we feel! we may have failed this election cycle, but every little bit helps. maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Americans don't want freedom from government. They're busy being pansies over the Islamic boogeyman or they want big daddy gubmint to take care of their fiscal needs from cradle to grave.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I think libertarianism is kind of the philosophy du jour for many and they think it is kind of sexy to say I am a Libertarian!

No clue how they would actually survive without government services they count on every day, though.

They think going back a few hundred years is "Progress".
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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Libertarians generally vote Democratic in major elections [just like Greens
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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not really, there aren't too many of us. no libertarian disagrees with all government services. the majority of us want services that benefit the community, and not the individual. you obviously have no clue about government waste. libertarians are socially liberal and fiscally conservative. do the research.

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I think libertarianism is kind of the philosophy du jour for many and they think it is kind of sexy to say I am a Libertarian!

No clue how they would actually survive without government services they count on every day, though.

They think going back a few hundred years is "Progress".
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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that's because we have no good candidate, but they are coming. the warmongering days of the left and right will be over soon.

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Old 06-26-2008, 12:05 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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I think libertarianism is kind of the philosophy du jour for many and they think it is kind of sexy to say I am a Libertarian!

No clue how they would actually survive without government services they count on every day, though.

They think going back a few hundred years is "Progress".
Sadly but this is true. The libertarian position just isn't possible anymore in America. We are too crowded & have too many problems to afford isolationism/"every man for himself" attitudes
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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lmao! fear is controlling you. nice try.

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Sadly but this is true. The libertarian position just isn't possible anymore in America. We are too crowded & have too many problems to afford isolationism/"every man for himself" attitudes
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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not really, there aren't too many of us. no libertarian disagrees with all government services. the majority of us want services that benefit the community, and not the individual. you obviously have no clue about government waste. libertarians are socially liberal and fiscally conservative. do the research.
Sounds like all the Rocky states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado (minus Utah), right-leaning libertarian states in presidential elections, bipartisan in local government, works for us, lower crime, less regulation, less taxes, Thomas Jefferson would be proud.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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Libertarians generally vote Democratic in major elections [just like Greens
Actually, when I can't or won't go with the libertarian option, I tend to vote Republican more than Democratic.
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