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View Poll Results: Is everyone born Libertarian?
Yes 8 40.00%
No 12 60.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-30-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Naples
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I believe everyone is born libertarian, but their political ideology changes based on the experiences. Liberty is the natural state of mankind.

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Old 04-30-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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I would have to vote no, if you are speaking politically.
What is that saying, our genetics loads the gun but the environment pulls the trigger. . .
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Old 04-30-2007, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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I agree. Libertarian- because prejudices and judgments cloud human decisions (unfortunately ) look how many 18 year olds may register to a certain party because of what their parents political ideology was, only to change after getting older and learning new facts.

IMO when people are educated and exposed to more realities, they cease to pre-judge.
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Old 04-30-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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"Libertarianism" always struck me as more of a religion than a political persuasion. A religion of "self" - "I want to do what I want to do, and I don't want anything to do with you: go away and leave me alone."

People are, by nature, social animals, and fairly gregarious (obviously to differing extents), which isn't exactly a libertarian bent.
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Old 04-30-2007, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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I think all people are born as anarchists. They just do want they want to do and can do until at some point they learn that actions have consequences, often negative consequences.
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Old 04-30-2007, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Naples
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"Libertarianism" always struck me as more of a religion than a political persuasion. A religion of "self" - "I want to do what I want to do, and I don't want anything to do with you: go away and leave me alone."

People are, by nature, social animals, and fairly gregarious (obviously to differing extents), which isn't exactly a libertarian bent.
Then I believe you have a skewed view of libertarianism. They're not much different than liberals on social issues (except political correctness). There's a difference between being anti-social and simply wanting the government (or corporations, in the US) to leave you alone.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Your mind
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I think all people are born as anarchists. They just do want they want to do and can do until at some point they learn that actions have consequences, often negative consequences.
Maybe Leavingflorida's right then... anarchists (or at least the individualist ones) are sort of the ultimate libertarians in my mind.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:16 PM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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IMO when people are educated and exposed to more realities, they cease to pre-judge.
Exactly...if they have the intelligence and/or education to allow them to truly think for themselves. Our education system is sadly, largely failing in this area at the moment; feeding kids a bunch of partisan malarky and PC crap.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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Unfortunately so many of our university professors are so far-left leaning that it takes a student with a strong mind and will to not come out of the university system believing all their rhetoric.
I always thought the purpose of higher learning was to assist students in learning to think for themselves, and learn to critically think. Not to be brainwashed by the left.
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:23 PM
 
Location: 78218
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Unfortunately so many of our university professors are so far-left leaning that it takes a student with a strong mind and will to not come out of the university system believing all their rhetoric.
I always thought the purpose of higher learning was to assist students in learning to think for themselves, and learn to critically think. Not to be brainwashed by the left.
Does the right brainwash as well, spunky?
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