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Posted on 08/03/2013 6:35:31 AM PDT by Kaslin
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You’re using small “l” libertarianism in an unconventional way. These days libertarianism means something more like classical liberalism. That’s why when Thomas Sowell describes himself as a libertarian we don’t assume he’s an anarchist or an advocate for socialist communes or even that his interest in liberty is strictly limited to economics.
I’ll give you credit though for making a distinction between big and small L libertarianism. Some people like to intermingle the two in order to give their arguments a little assist.
I agree. However, I don’t think a liberaltarian who labels those who believe in border security as ‘sharia law proponents’ is a ‘conservative libertarian.’
“Thomas Sowell describes himself as a libertarian”
You like lying apparently.
Reagan’s view on libertarians:
Again, do you really believe that he supported gay marriage, abortion, etc, everything that ‘liberaltarians’ advocate today?
“I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism” - Ronald Reagan
do you really believe that he supported gay marriage, abortion, etc, everything that liberaltarians advocate today?
Very true, they are not the same. But in many ways they are allied schools of thought.
JL: I dont think its a very good idea to make fun of people that are your only chance to build a winning coalition against the left.
Bingo. You don't often see union members mocking environmentalists. Liberals pull together when it matters. Conservatives, not so much. Unless another Reagan appears, I'd don't think there will be another Republican president.
I would agree with you on the border security.
“Libertarians want to return to roughly 1870 A.D. type laws, which is about as conservative as it gets.”
No queer marriage, no abortion, school prayer, must be 21 to vote, no women voting, women couldn’t own property, unrestricted gun ownership.
That 1870? COOL!
That's what appealed to me.
In his book, Harry Brown spends a little over one page on abortion. He spends an entire chapter on health care.
Liberaltarian = A liberal that likes guns but doesn’t want to pay taxes.
Beyond that there is no difference!
A conservative movement that has to jettison Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Friedrich Hayek, Barry Goldwater and so many more. Gook luck making the case for limited government without them, assuming making such a case is even important anymore.
Since you didn’t care about the abortion, homosexual agenda, open borders and conservatism, you supported the libertarians, I wouldn’t do that.
By the way, the libertarian agenda leads to the opposite economic effects that you desire, their social agenda and opening the border, creates more democrat voters, more anti conservative voters, more democrat voters voting for democrat economics.
And this is why you are destined for oblivion.
Have a nice day.
And you assume a tide of Libertarian politicians is about to sweep the land?
Destined for oblivion? Conservatism may indeed be headed that way. But you’ve already arrived.
The Republican Party is completely finished. I see the Tea Party movement gaining steam. Libertarians will start gravitating in that direction, siphoning votes from the stupid party. I believe most Republicans will stay affiliated with the GOP, and the split between libertarianism and conservatism will be complete. No one stays where they’re not wanted with the exception of most conservative Republican voters. The libertarians will start leaving shortly....
I agree with u. But what holds us together
Yet libertarians and the left share much, conservatism is your enemy, something that you both desire to defeat and overcome.
The Constitution provides for liberty. It is up to the culture to provide morality.
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