Skip to comments.Sen. Orrin Hatch Threatens To Punch ‘Radical Libertarians’ In The Mouth
Posted on 05/23/2012 6:22:10 AM PDT by DManA
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) adopted a combative tone in a recent interview with NPR where he said that he is doggone offended by libertarians. He told NPR I despise these people and implied that he is happy to intimidate those that dump on him with threats of violence.
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Hatch needs to slink off to that fancy lobbying job in the sky.
Hatch is a good example.
Let’s all say it together... TERM LIMITS!!!!!!!!!!!!
don’t get yer magic knickers in a twist!
He’s the poster boy for term limits.
The RIAA is breathing a sigh of relief, too.
What ARE you talking about? The headline and articles deals with liberals. Yet you say Hatch “despises conservatives”?
You need to know what a libertarian is.
This is the Libertarian Party Platform:
As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.
We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.
Consequently, we defend each person's right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.
In the following pages we have set forth our basic principles and enumerated various policy stands derived from those principles.
These specific policies are not our goal, however. Our goal is nothing more nor less than a world set free in our lifetime, and it is to this end that we take these stands.
This is not "Liberal" by any means at all.
I’m glad everyone else is so clear about the equivalency between conservatism and libertarianism. Myself I’m not so sure. For example, I wouldn’t be for blanket legalization of all possible vices. Does that make me not a conservative? And if Adam Kokesh is the kind of person he’s talking about, he gets my dander up too, and I don’t see him as remotely conservative. C’mon. Buddies with Code Pink? That’s where some “radical libertarians” have gone. National defense matters. So who was Hatch actually referring too? Anybody know?
Orrin Hatch has been a good man and a good senator for decades - including a good conservative. Now you can all flame me with the minutiae that “proves” the man who single handedly saved Clarence Thomas is really a liberal and has been there “too long”.
Hatch has always been pro life, less government, anti Clinton and Obama. And now endorsed by Sarah Palin, who has shown no fear of establishment republicans.
Palin just endorsed Hatch, and she normally only endorses those who are projected to win.
However, Hatch is relying on Salt Lake county, which is a bastion of liberals, and even radicals, and there his poll numbers have slipped. In the rest of Utah, Liljenquist may have a strong advantage.
As an interesting note, Liljenquist has some odd connections. After graduation from BYU, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, he attended the University of Chicago Law School graduating as a Juris Doctor in 2001.
He spent the summer between his first and second years of law school interning for the Institute for Justice (Libertarian) Clinic on Entrepreneurship. Between his second and third year, he interned for Kirkland & Ellis where Ken Starr was the lead counsel.
Before starting his final year of law school, he interviewed with Bain & Company.
So he has very indirect connections with Obama, libertarians, the opposition to Bill Clinton, and finally Mitt Romney.
Its obvious he's referring to those who would 'primary' him - TEA Party types.
America has a government. Without government and laws you have crime and chaos. The founders knew this. Is a libertarian anti-American?
Would it have been wise to stay out of WWII?
TERM LIMITS NOW!!
Support Chuck Woolery's effort
I was very disappointed that Palin endorsed this slug.
I suggest you spend 60 seconds learning a little about the Libertarians. They are HARDLY anti-American, they are all about liberty, especially the liberty to make stupid decisions. If you aren’t allowed to make stupid decisions, are you truly “free”?
You don’t need to read everything ... just 60 seconds to give you a good idea what they are all about. You may be shocked to find that you have quite a bit in common with them.
A “Libertarian” is a conservative.
That’s a lie. At the heart of a libertarian is social liberalism. From a personal standpoint and from a political standpoint.
They don’t want a government involved in setting standards on child porn, abortion, prostitution and drugs. They gravitate towards losers like Gary Johnson, Barney Frank and Ron Paul. As a result of libertarians, we have out of control spending, sky-high welfare roles and a debt that’s due to explode any time now.
I agree with Hatch. I despise Libertarians.
Lugar was a different story, and Lugar is gone, gone, gone.
No wonder Sarah supports him. (may be sarcasm)
In general, libertarians believe you have the right to run your own life, but not to harm others (self-defense excepted). That, and their individualism, marginalizes their impact on politics, a collectivist endeavor. Threats and intimidation sound like the tactics of anarchists, not libertarians. Hatch can’t seem to stand it that a few semi-libertarian/Tea Party types have held together enough to challenge his sinecure.
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