That's gonna be a kick in the nuts to a lot of libertarians.
Not this one. I was registered and voted LP from 1976 to 2000. Last January I changed my registration to Republican so I could vote GOP in the CA primary. I expected to feel a certain amount of guilt from the change, but that is not the case. Being registered as LP or Constitutional, or Peace and Freedom or Natural Law is to be politically non-existent. I still hold most of the same views, but there are probably a thousand times more people in the GOP who share them than in the LP. And the lesser-evil-is still-evil-argument doesn't hold water as long as the Democrats are trying to turn my country into France.
posted on 10/24/2004 10:55:24 AM PDT
(Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh/Loves John Kerry so vote him in!)
To: Homer_J_Simpson; Dead Corpse; atomicpossum; fritzz
I was a Libertarian from 1972, (my first voting election) until September 15, 2001. That was the day I heard Harry Brown say on O'Rielly's show that we should deal with OBL by way of the institutions of international law. And that was the end of the LP for me. Badnarik is even worse. Frankly, I had no problem taking the LP pledge that "One must never initiate the aggressive use of force," but it appears that too many L(l)ibertarians have forgotten that when Ayn Rand laid down that law, it had two parts to it, the second of which is, "and when aggressive force is used against one, he must never
fail to respond."
There is a difference between Democrats and Republicans. For all of GWB's many faults, and his many failures as a (compassionate) conservative, only a fool could support the LP in this election.
posted on 10/24/2004 11:35:48 AM PDT
(Wearing BLACK Pajamas, in honor of Hanoi John)
To: Homer_J_Simpson; Graymatter; Y2Krap
I too, have been an LP activist in the past, and I'll be voting for Dubya. I like and respect him. K*rr* scares me. I think he'd be a great Canadian Prime Minister.
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