Skip to comments.Christie goes after libertarians — hard
Posted on 07/25/2013 8:32:09 PM PDT by Nachum
ASPEN, Colo. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday offered a clear broadside against Republicans drifting toward a more libertarian view of foreign policy, lumping Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in with them and suggesting they explain their position to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The House earlier this week narrowly voted against a reduction in funding for the National Security Agency, as libertarian-leaning members from both sides joined together to vote for the amendment. As a former prosecutor who was appointed by President George W. Bush on
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Liberals like Christie are the flies and libertarians are the windshield, here.
Leftists and libertopians are like National Socialists and Communists in 30’s Germany, killing each other for the same voter bloc.
So, perpetual warfare for peace.
Your progressive b*st*rds have gutted our military, encouraged an invasion of illegal alien locust, taxed our citizens to redistribute more of our shrinking wealth and called us racist, xenophobic and selfish when we object.
Some of us have become so fed up that we've retired early, gone on disability and even abandoned the ranks of the makers to join the takers. How do you think that is ultimately going to work out for you when TSHTF?
Conservatives need libertarians and libertarians need conservatives.
If we don’t hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
I agree, but be prepared to be lectured otherwise.
Neither of them need Chris Christie.
What a bunch of crap.
Who’s on your side - the guy you agree with 70-80% of the time or the guy who agrees with the Democrats 95% of the time? Hint - it ain’t Christie.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) ...
He's a Republicrat? I thought he was a Democan.
So conservatives need backers of gay marriage and amnesty?
” - - - He dismissed some of the current privacy/national security debates as esoteric.
Yup, Christie believes that the US Federal Government would NEVER do anything to harm those who are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY.
Crispy Creme is again irrelevant and off the mark.
The only reason Libertarians are still around is because idiots like Crispy Creme sadly make them needed as lawyers for the people who have no representation in Congress with RINOs and Democrates running the dungeon of make believe world of DC and continued abuses of power under bigger and bigger government
This desire for exclusive neededness goes so far into the language of dependency as to make us believe that we need Stevie Wonder in Florida for music and self defense, when we can sing ourselves fine without your fascist approvers in the controled private sector. This is the dungeoning and hostaging mentality which aims to make the hostaged feel so incapacitated and demoralized, that they feel they need their captors now.
Libertarians might not be the answer in legislation, but they are certainly so to keep our eyes and spirits open.
I've got a better idea. Why doesn't Gov. Christie explain to the families of all of the people who have been jailed because of New Jersey's firearm laws, or had someone they know murdered because they couldn't defend them with a firearm, why he hasn't done anything to allow the citizens of New Jersey to exercise their right to keep and bear arms?
I'd be happy to explain the position of people opposed to excessive and unwarranted NSA surveillance now to anyone who wants to talk about it. But unlike Gov. Christie, I don't think it is possible to explain anything to the victims of that attack who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and I think the survivors of that awful attack realize that spying on American citizens today can't possibly have any effect on what happened more than 11 years ago.
As to Gov. Christie's apparent belief that spying on all American citizens is somehow useful to detect and prevent future terrorist attacks, I'd like to hear his explanation of why he doesn't seem to support other strategies which are much more likely to enhance our security. Like securing our borders, and enhancing screening and denying entry to people who are likely to be terrorists.
What makes you think libertarians support either of those ideas?
Indeed, I am still wondering how can one be for small government in “Libertaria” when Libertarians seem to favor government religious dependence on protecting gays through gay marriage and illegals through legalization via the Feds protection scheme.
It’s not like contracts between two men were ever illegal before, but, whatever.
They still are a good eye opener into the errors of big government, though, if one eyed.
Indeed, it’s not like before 911 NewYorkers had assumed their own self defense freely.
Crispy Creme errs in that in fact New Yorkers were completely dependent on government for their security before and on 911. Oh, irony, and now more dependency is warranted as further a psychological slap on the happless and confused citizens of NYC.