Skip to comments.Poll: Republicans embracing libertarian priorities
Posted on 09/11/2013 1:56:48 PM PDT by wmfights
Two-thirds of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said they want their member of Congress to keep their promises and stick to principles as opposed to compromise in a bipartisan way to get things done.
From Obamacare on down, sticking to principle is where the Republican base is today, said David Kirby, vice president of opinion research at FreedomWorks. Its an example of how off the Republican establishment is from their base.
Social issues have become less salient to GOP voters: 41 percent said gay marriage is not one of their top 10 issues. Asked about abortion, about one-third said it is one of the top three issues they care about; another third said it is not in the top three but somewhere in the top 10 and the final third said it is not one of their top 10 concerns.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/poll-republicans-libertarian-96576.html#ixzz2ecUQmr3o
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There seems to be only about 5% that are still decent. I'm just pulling that number out of my posterior based on my observations, its not scientific or anything.
Absolutely.I agree with lots of libertarian policy. Live and let live, so to speak. And, as another poster put it, keep congress from legislating matters where their authority shouldn’t even exist.
Civilized Society can not withstand public and government approved celebrations of perversion while attacking those who disapprove. That society wont survive long.
I completely agree!
What we see today is the small businessman who doesn't want to photograph a homosexual marriage, or the baker who doesn't want to make a wedding cake for a homosexual couple, are investigated by the state and put out of business. This is what libertarians ignore.
We won't have to worry about the fed pushing fag marriage and abortion when its no longer in their power to regulate it.
Its a better alternative than "Big Government for Jesus" which most of the social conservatives push for.
Funny how they are never successful with "Big Government for Jesus", but the power they covet gets wielded by liberals against all of us.
Libertarians are totally in favor of gay marriage and hate “Bible Thumpers”
Yeah, it sure would be a damned shame if everyone minded their own business and government was out of everyone's lives, wouldn't it?
Is outlawing murder a value?
Is outlawing theft a value?
Is outlawing sex with a minor a value?
REASON: Governor Reagan, you have been quoted in the press as saying that youre doing a lot of speaking now on behalf of the philosophy of conservatism and libertarianism. Is there a difference between the two?
REAGAN: If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals
With libertarians wanting state sanctioned homo marriage, how is that staying out of our lives?
Libertarians are the scum of the earth and when they start on abolishing the age of consent (”unconstitutional”) for sex and porn and drugs people will figure that out.
I think you would find most libertarians wouldn't support the state having the power to force someone to do business with anyone.
I’ve never heard of true social conservatives pushing the alleged “Big Government for Jesus” (which sounds like liberal propaganda). True social conservatives are big believers in the First Amendment, not in establishing a state religion. Perhaps neoconservatives do believe in “BG4J” as you term it.
libertarians love misusing those quotes just like RINO’s pushing amnesty who ignore that he thought it had been mistake when he did it.
I know you’re not lying to me. I know the real intent of libertarians with their agenda.
So you must be lying to youself.
I've run into this. I'm hoping that if they give it some thought about where are moral code comes from they might revise their thinking.
Uh, no. Marriage is a religious institution, not a government function. You need to quit believing what people on radio owned and operated by GOP-e insiders tell you.
Libertarians are the scum of the earth
We love you, too...
That’s my point. We don’t need government to tell us murder, theft and pedophilia is wrong.
I hope you're right and I hope they can see that these issues are not easily resolved with "bumper sticker" answers. For example in your comment above would libertarians disagree with it being illegal to provide services to someone because of their race?
I don’t listen to GOPe insiders, get off the DOPe.
You and the homofascists have the same goals, face it. You are their allies in destroying the institution of marriage and the basis and foundation of civilization.
Of course libertarianism cannot ever be civilized.
Wait...there was an agenda setting meeting and I wasn't invited?! Well I'll have to issue a good old fashioned harrumph(!) with someone! (seriously, have you stopped to think that the people selling you this "secret agenda" crap are the ones who have a vested interest in keeping you in their sandbox?)
“Libertarians are totally in favor of gay marriage and hate Bible Thumpers”
You are delusional.
You can either be a statist or a libertarian.
Statists think government should regulate marriage. Libertarians think government should stay out of it.
The statists have prevailed so far and the law of the land now is that a man can marry another man.
You obviously don’t get it. If government gets involved in social issues it’s going to push godless, socialist ‘values’ on everyone. Christians are now a minority in this country.