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Old 11-29-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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I couldn't take anymore of the syrupy drivel past 45 seconds...
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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Libertarianism Makes You Stupid
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:26 PM
 
Location: MW
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Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder

See, we can all dig up worthless opinions.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:01 AM
 
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Guy makes some decent points about certain aspects of libertarianism, especially in its purer forms, but besides that it's about 95% strawman.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:01 AM
 
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Guy makes some decent points about certain aspects of libertarianism, especially in its purer forms, but besides that it's about 95% strawman.
I agree that it primarily focuses on basic Spencerian libertarianism (which admittedly few follow, let alone are even aware of), but the derivative forms largely follow the same axiomatic logic set, except from different wholly flawed first principles.




e: but this discussion is largely worthless since it's only taking the narrow definition of big-L Libertarians and not the full spectrum of libertarianism into account
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Being for individual freedom, and as small a military as possible. As small a police force as possible, etc.

But anything can be taken to far. Companies and the market can't regulate everything. We need a functioning FDA, USDA, etc.

We should be cautious of all government growth, and make damned sure that when it does its checked and balanced.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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Being for individual freedom, and as small a military as possible. As small a police force as possible, etc.

But anything can be taken to far. Companies and the market can't regulate everything. We need a functioning FDA, USDA, etc.

We should be cautious of all government growth, and make damned sure that when it does its checked and balanced.
I agree, but we have gone way too far the other direction.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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e: but this discussion is largely worthless since it's only taking the narrow definition of big-L Libertarians and not the full spectrum of libertarianism into account
Yes, because the vast majority of "libertarians" are not libertarians. They are just socially liberal and fiscally conservative.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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Yes, because the vast majority of "libertarians" are not libertarians. They are just socially liberal and fiscally conservative.
I think I've met one true bonafide Libertarian in the last 5 years. Very few people adhere to the principles.
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