Why don't the brilliant libertarians just stick to obvious big government problems such as the minimum wage, out-of- control lawsuits and runaway entitlements? Instead of wasting so much time on dope smoking and bringing Janet Jackson and the f-word to every screen?
posted on 01/08/2005 5:53:12 AM PST
Libertarinas are kooks. If they ever institutes their social policies, the ensuing chaos would lead not to more liberty but diminished freedom for everyone.
And no, Ayn Rand was not a godess; she was a money whore.
Exactly my sentiment, heye2monn. Libertarians need to realize they are indeed the laughingstock of American politics and of American beliefs.
posted on 01/08/2005 5:58:03 AM PST
by The Teen Conservative
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I dont usually eat popcorn this early in the day, but I will pull up a seat and watch the fur fly on this one. I can hear the libertarians marshalling their forces and decending on this thread like a plague of locusts. Good luck.
posted on 01/08/2005 6:05:01 AM PST
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Bozell's moralising,Big Government nanny State crap is the "conservative" flipside to much of what I oppose in liberalism.
Too bad the WWE smackdown didn't put Bozo and the PTC out of business permanently
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posted on 01/08/2005 6:48:39 AM PST
by Grampa Dave
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Remember there is no mention of the public airwaves in the Constitution so therefor the gov. has no right to regulate it, according to some.Also no mention of matters of intimate relations so I guess they believe that the Supreme Court was correct to overturn sodomy laws.The Mass.judges were correct to allow gay marriage,and so on.These are not hypothetical "strawman" examples but real ones and there are many more if one wants to pursue it.
What it amounts to is Libertarians try to wrap their opinions in a higher moral ground to offset a rather shaky foundation.
posted on 01/08/2005 7:05:15 AM PST
Why don't the brilliant libertarians just stick to obvious big government problems such as the minimum wage, out-of- control lawsuits and runaway entitlements?
Great point. I think the answer is that most people who call themselves "libertarians" support these things.
posted on 01/08/2005 7:08:12 AM PST
There have been several thousand scientific studies demonstrating the damaging effects this kind of programming can have on children.
I was reading and trying to follow Bozell's argument until I came across this gem. "Several thousand scientific studies"!! Then it should be easy to lest two thousand peer reviewed articles that support his argument, and their should be no contention about it. Where are they? I have not heard about them. All that I have seen a a few, perhaps half a dozen, studies that indicate that there may be an effect on some kids. And, I have heard of a few studies that indicated that there was no measurable effect, though I cannot name them.
So, for those of you who support censorship, I am willing to be convinced of the harm to children, by all these thousands of scientific studies.
BTW, I am generally a fan of Bozell, but I think he has gone over the edge of responsible journalism when he claims that there are several thousand scientific studies that support his argument.
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posted on 01/08/2005 8:13:12 AM PST
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Libertarians are such contrary little cusses. When there's no judgment, there's just that much more room for chaos.
posted on 01/08/2005 12:37:33 PM PST
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