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Old 08-02-2011, 06:12 AM
 
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The term libertarian is used incorrectly in today's America. In fact, what many refer to as socialists today is what a libertarian actually is. A true libertarian, such as Chomsky, thinks government should do what everything for thhe social good of its people. Adam Smith and Thomas Jefferson who are often praised by "libertarians" were anti-capitalist.



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Old 08-02-2011, 06:20 AM
 
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What is the "social good" of "the people"?
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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The term libertarian is used incorrectly in today's America. In fact, what many refer to as socialists today is what a libertarian actually is. A true libertarian, such as Chomsky, thinks government should do what everything for thhe social good of its people. Adam Smith and Thomas Jefferson who are often praised by "libertarians" were anti-capitalist.



‪Noam Chomsky - Libertarian Socialism Contradicting terms‬‏ - YouTube
Everyone likes to throw out that they're libertarian because it has some sort of chic factor for a lot of people. Adam Smith wasn't anti-capitalist. For the record, he is the most misquoted person from both sides.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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Everyone likes to throw out that they're libertarian because it has some sort of chic factor for a lot of people. Adam Smith wasn't anti-capitalist. For the record, he is the most misquoted person from both sides.
Correct, Michelle Bachmann is about as Libertarian as George Soros is poor.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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What is the "social good" of "the people"?
The general welfare.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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The general welfare.
Which for liberals means a 60" TV, Ivy league education, a 5000 sq ft house for all with granite countertops, and guarenteed 3000 calories/day.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Which for liberals means a 60" TV, Ivy league education, a 5000 sq ft house for all with granite countertops, and guarenteed 3000 calories/day.
Grow up and invest less time talking about what "they" think. Tell us where you stand. Thank you.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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i suppose he has a point, i just don't understand how defines "perfect liberty."
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