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Libertarian at CPAC Says Government Violating Rights of Religions That Support Same-Sex Marriage
PJ Media ^ | March 8, 2014 - 7:17 pm | Rodrigo Sermeņo

Posted on 03/12/2014 11:34:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai

At a panel discussion on CPAC’s main stage Friday, libertarians and social conservatives agreed that while they share some core beliefs, they remain at odds over the issue of same-sex marriage.

Tom Minnery, president and CEO of CitizenLink, said there are many things that social conservatives appreciate in the Libertarian Party’s platform.

“Libertarians have led the way in helping us understand the need to cut back wasteful government and to get government out of our lives,” Minnery said. “But we also find this in that party platform: Government does not have the authority to license personal relationships. Consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices.”

Alexander McCobin, co-founder and president of Students For Liberty, disagreed with the assumption that being a libertarian means being a member of the Libertarian Party. …

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: christianleft; cpac; gaymarriage; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; libertarians; religiousleft

1 posted on 03/12/2014 11:34:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

How many attendees at CPAC WEREN’T libertarians?

I heard on the radio that the average age of attendees was 26.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 11:37:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like a guy who stands for nothing.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 11:39:47 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Olog-hai; GeronL

The libertarians at CPAC were saying that there were much more important issues than prohibiting same sex marriage and keeping pot illegal.

Then why at every turn were they pushing FOR the legalization of both?

If there were more important issues, leave these low rung social issues off the table instead of pushing FOR them.


4 posted on 03/12/2014 11:40:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Olog-hai
Government does not have the authority to license personal relationships.

Well, he's right about that part. You only have all this 'gay marriage' nonsense because people invited the state to get involved in something instituted by God.

5 posted on 03/12/2014 11:42:30 AM PDT by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: Olog-hai
It is important to remember that gay marriage does not involve the use of less government, but of more. No one has a "right" to government services and recognition, but the twisted ideas of the left make it seem like we should. They refuse to see the dangerous path this will lead us down, however. As though there have never been tyrannical governments as a result of too much authority.
6 posted on 03/12/2014 11:43:37 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Olog-hai

Libertarians are not conservatives. We share “some” of the same goals, but are far from kissing cousins. And it is always a libertarian that garners 5,10,15% of the vote away from the conservative...not the liberals...and guess who wins.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 11:45:15 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Sloth

Hence the whole “religions that support SSM” bit.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 11:46:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

the only difference between hippies and libertarians is libertarians pay taxes


9 posted on 03/12/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24

I just got a Facebook message from a friend of mine who said he went to CPAC last week and met Ben Carson and Ann Coulter.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 11:55:17 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: driftdiver

or it was one of the “unidentified” mole homosexual group members who is just trying to destroy from the inside.

this was not libertarian, this was an anarchist.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 11:57:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ThomasMore

conservative is conservative there is no social or fiscal.

You are correct, just like in this special election, libertarians are vote splitters by payment or stupidity.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 11:58:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: a fool in paradise

How many attendees at CPAC WEREN’T libertarians?


CPAC and the ACU are a fraud. They are obviously over run with agenda pushing liberterians and careerist GOPe types looking to network. This story and the pro amnesty panel they had are a joke. Just about every year it seems there is some buffonery going on at CPAC. I really question its usefulness at this point.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 12:00:41 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Olog-hai
Taking a position that the state must provide something just "because" is not a libertarian principle position....a libertarian would expect the government demonstrate a compelling reason for government involvement in anything...
So show me a reason for government involvement in marriage? (Well reproduction but that only applies to straight marriage)
14 posted on 03/12/2014 1:49:34 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: longtermmemmory

He expressed the libertarian position.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 2:01:02 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: a fool in paradise

those and open borders ARE their platform


16 posted on 03/12/2014 2:01:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

bump


17 posted on 03/12/2014 2:02:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sloth; tophat9000
Well, he's right about that part. You only have all this 'gay marriage' nonsense because people invited the state to get involved in something instituted by God.

That is one of the weirdest things to say when marriage in America comes up, it is meaningless, and useless, but it does distract people.

That has nothing to do with the United States, or even religion, since some religions have gay marriage, and some have polygamy, and in America you aren't required to have a religion at all.

18 posted on 03/12/2014 2:09:56 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: a fool in paradise
The libertarians at CPAC were saying that there were much more important issues than prohibiting same sex marriage and keeping pot illegal.

They always say that as not-so-subtle cover for the fact that they despise these social issues. Giving them short shrift is the way they show their contempt for real conservatism.

19 posted on 03/12/2014 2:26:40 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: thetallguy24
the only difference between hippies and libertarians is libertarians pay taxes

And balance their check books.

20 posted on 03/12/2014 2:27:23 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ansel12

Why did the state ever get involved in marriage..one reason...reproduction and legal inherently. ..think henry the eight..he took over the church in his country to give himself a divorce .if he wanted a male child he could just bed the women he wanted with out being married to her .but any child would be a baster with no legal standing..he had to be married to the mother..same reason a woman should being a virgin and must consummate else a marriage could be anulled..legal heirs.. the state had one reason only to get in to marriage. .reproduction of legal heirs


21 posted on 03/13/2014 10:23:33 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: tophat9000

What does that even mean, “when did the state get involved in marriage”?

Do you mean the Spartans, Greece, Rome, the United States, Mohammed and Islam, New Guinea headhunters, tribal law for the Sioux, what kind of silly question is that?

If you are interested in our own country, the United States of America, then ask about it.

What is your point, you want us to be ruled by the Mosque, or some national church, that you must accept or die? Is that your political position that you want to sell?


22 posted on 03/13/2014 10:30:44 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: fwdude

Not when they’re high lol


23 posted on 03/14/2014 7:41:37 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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