Skip to comments.Why Republicans Just Don't Get Libertarians
Posted on 03/16/2012 8:49:38 PM PDT by johnatures
There is a chorus of calls for Ron Paul to get out of the race because "he's not a true Republican."
The Koch Brothers are trying to take over the libertarian think tank Cato Institute, and morph it into more of a conservative attack machine.
You'll hear people call the Libertarians "GOP lite."
Folks will accuse libertarians of siphoning votes unnecessarily from Republicans, helping to elect Democrats.
Is this just a case of semantics, or disgruntled Republicans joining up with a new party just to win a nomination that they couldn't capture within the GOP? Or is there a deep ideological difference between the two parties?
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What is there to get? Libertarians are Anarchists who bathe.
Libertarians are not Republicans.
I do not know why there is even a question about that.
If there was EVER was a “libertarian” cause to pledge your life, your fortune, your sacred honor for...at this late stage of the republic...that would be the fight against Obama/Totalitariancare.
(groan) “Republican” is the name of a political party; “libertarian” is the name of a political ideology. Contrasting libertarians and “Republicans” is a nonsense argument, just like contrasting libertarians and “Democrats”, but what do you want from a college professor.
Why Republicans Just Don’t Get Conservatives-It has come to this.
I tried to do research on the “Free West Alliance” once.
I stopped when I found out they considered “victimless crimes” to be things like incest, organ trafficking and cannibalism...
Considering that Libertarians have no problem with abortion, I have a problem with them. I know, I know ... one song charley here ... not so, just the first of many problems I have with Libertarians.
There are “Libertarians” and “libertarians”.
I flirted with small “L” libertarianism when I was young. Until I found out more about the Libertarian Party and some of their platform issues.
The result of a little study left me cold.
Meaning of words change over time with inappropriate use.
In the 1770’s a Liberal was an Anti-Statist Anti-Monarchist.
In this day a “Liberal’ is a Marxist/Fascist Statist. No Liberty is involved in that.
Welcome to Post 1984. Classic doublespeak.
I stated this the day Obozo was coronated.
“Welcome to New Kenya.” (Africa U.S.A.)
“Where the law of the jungle has replaced the Law of the Land”
Please God: Save the United States of America.
Libertarians and Republicans are not the same thing, just as anarchists and Democrats are not the same thing. Many people have complex views that don’t fit neatly in boxes. Libertarians and Republicans often share goals that is enough.
Though not riddled with the usual strawman arguments posed by leftwing and conservative opponents to libertarianism, this article is pretty lightweight. For a serious article on the subject, Google “Why I Am Not a Conservative” by F.A. Hayek. Milton Friedman meant pretty much the same thing when he said, “I am libertarian with a small ‘l’ and Republican with a capital ‘R’. And I am a Republican with a capital ‘R’ on grounds of expediency, not on principle.”
http://www.freetalklive.com/ These people are so called liberation. Listen to their broadcasts and decide. I listen for an hour or so daily and view their protests of civil disobedience. They brag about not paying taxes and not registering cars. However, some info is worthy of notice.
Speaking for myself, I have Libertarian sympathies, even though I’m not a full-fledged Libertarian. I have no problem with having them in the party and winning elective office.
Libertarians leaders fight GOP more than they fight DEM
Libertarians are “strict constructionists” of the Constitution. That is why they have many things in common with conservatives - other than “cultural conservatives” who want to impose their idea of religious morality as an official government standard.
Libertarians are for protection of individual rights against the majority.
You're spot on, doc. If they can't get this issue right, how can they be trusted on anything else?
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