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Rob Lowe: 'I Want The Government Out Of Almost Everything'
Heritage.org ^ | 4/7/14 | Ericka Andersen

Posted on 04/07/2014 6:04:25 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Actor Rob Lowe identified himself as an “independent moderate” this weekend in an interview with the New York Times.

Lowe, a former Democrat, spoke about his views on government, saying:

“My thing is personal freedoms, freedoms for the individual to love whom they want, do with what they want. In fact, I want the government out of almost everything.”

The former teen heartthrob and current Parks and Recreation actor spoke negatively of political party loyalty as well:

“Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are.”

In the past, Lowe was rumored to be a conservative, even quoting in a 2009 interview the famous phrase, “If you’re young and you’re not a liberal, you have no heart. If you’re older and not a conservative, you have no brain.”

In a 2014 interview with David Gregory, Lowe clarified some of his views saying:

“Just my own world view is that the individual needs to be more responsible for their own lives and that’s not the conversation we’re having right now, for whatever reason.”

He also referenced President John F. Kennedy’s famous line, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” saying that “today . . . our discussion is the inverse . . . people are asking, ‘What can our government do for us?’”

This story was produced by The Foundry’s news team. Nothing here should be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of The Heritage Foundation.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abitlate; celebrity; democratscandals; homosexuals; money; sexliesvideotape; statutoryrapist; voting
video at link...sounds to me like he is trying to be pro-homosexual fake marriage AND be anti-welfare state....
1 posted on 04/07/2014 6:04:25 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Left libertarian.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 6:07:22 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: SoFloFreeper

sounds like a left-leaning libertarian.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 6:08:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Sounds like he doesn't mind if two homosexuals are together.

But why does government need to change laws and legitimize the union through a "marriage"?? I agree -- get the government out of everything and that includes stopping the farce of homosexual marriage.

Love? It's not my business.
Marriage? Don't go messing up a noble institution with government-sanctioned perversity.

4 posted on 04/07/2014 6:10:37 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: SoFloFreeper

Including the US?


5 posted on 04/07/2014 6:11:57 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

i still find him to be physically very beautiful...


6 posted on 04/07/2014 6:12:22 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: ClearCase_guy

What two adults do privately, not my business.

But don’t force me to celebrate it.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 6:12:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper
. . . freedoms for the individual to love whom they want . . .

As if somebody were opposed to this. Lowe has all the brainpower of a Miley Cyrus.

8 posted on 04/07/2014 6:16:00 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: SoFloFreeper

Left libertarian..? Nah.

He’s MAD enough to start spilling the beans about the ugly truth, but POOR enough to want to KEEP WORKING.

In Hollywood.

And that means making lots of noise about gay freedoms, pot, etc.

He’s protecting his professional as*.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 6:16:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: SoFloFreeper

I just still can’t get over those scenes of him as Liberace’s plastic surgeon.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 6:16:10 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: latina4dubya

He’s too pretty. John Wayne now he’s a looker!

Ian Somerhalder looks similar to Rob Lowe...the eyes.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 6:26:00 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

Agreed...I don’t like pretty men, either.

Give me Daryl Dixon anyday. ;)


12 posted on 04/07/2014 6:33:46 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: RginTN

the thing about Rob Lowe is, he would be prettier than just about any gal he would be partnered with... John Wayne does not do it for me... Mark Harmon, on the other hand... as for rugged good looks—Gerard Butler :)


13 posted on 04/07/2014 6:37:58 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t have a problem with a damn quote he has here.


14 posted on 04/07/2014 6:39:43 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Rob Lowe as Dr. Startz in "Behind the Candleabra".

Lowe portrayed a NYC transplant doctor who had "hit the Hollywood scene pretty hard for some years".

The real Dr. Startz eventually killed himself.

Lowe said they'd aggressively taped his face up and put a wig on top, but got the weirdest results when he also tried to close his eyes --made him look SUPER WEIRD (which was the idea).

15 posted on 04/07/2014 6:40:47 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: RginTN
Ian Somerhalder looks similar to Rob Lowe...the eyes.

i was not familiar with him, so i looked up his images... and omgosh--you are right! the eyes are dead-on Rob Lowe... it's kind of creepy...

16 posted on 04/07/2014 6:42:45 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Daryl Dixon...yes I can see why you feel that way.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 6:43:00 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: gaijin

My favorite performance from Rob Lowe, and one of his least known.

Stole every scene he was in --a total freak plastic-surgeon character.

18 posted on 04/07/2014 6:43:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: latina4dubya

i was not familiar with him, so i looked up his images... and omgosh—you are right! the eyes are dead-on Rob Lowe... it’s kind of creepy...


I’ve heard we all have doppelgangers!


19 posted on 04/07/2014 6:47:48 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: latina4dubya

Literally.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 6:48:08 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SoFloFreeper

Too late, Rob.

And the government doesn’t care what you or anyone else wants.

The government cares about what it wants.

That is all.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 6:59:03 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: gaijin

Wanna see a freak dermatologist? Check out Dr. Brandt.

http://www.google.com/search?q=dr.+brandt&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#hl=en&q=dr.+brandt+images&biv=i%7C6%3Bd%7COR4mOkyzCA9amM%3A


22 posted on 04/07/2014 7:11:13 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: RginTN

Yes, indeedy


23 posted on 04/07/2014 7:14:04 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Norman Reedus got his start as a runway model. He’s very pretty when he’s not all dirty.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 7:35:27 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He especially wants the government to stop defining which girls are “underage” when he makes a sex tape.


25 posted on 04/07/2014 7:37:20 PM PDT by jumpingcholla34
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To: latina4dubya

I like the way you think! Mark Harmon was the UCLA quarterback when I was in college. He has always been a hunk!


26 posted on 04/07/2014 7:50:58 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: gaijin

LOL. That was pretty painful to watch.


27 posted on 04/07/2014 7:54:44 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

:0


28 posted on 04/07/2014 7:57:15 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: latina4dubya

Lawdy, give me Mike Rowe!


29 posted on 04/07/2014 7:58:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: originalbuckeye

Mmmmhmmm!


30 posted on 04/07/2014 7:59:46 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: gaijin

http://m.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm=124qzd1f1#/watch?v=wj9ygLF77kA


31 posted on 04/07/2014 8:03:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: definitelynotaliberal
OK that was damn disturbing....

What has been seen can not be unseen!

32 posted on 04/07/2014 9:28:20 PM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: latina4dubya

” (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)

I like your tag line. I seem to recall once Dick Durbin said that exact thing.


33 posted on 04/07/2014 9:45:03 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: dfwgator
What two adults do privately, not my business.

But don’t force me to celebrate it.

I'll drink to that. You couldn't have made it any simpler or any clearer.

34 posted on 04/07/2014 10:48:24 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: SERE_DOC

35 posted on 04/07/2014 11:11:45 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

His pulchritude derives from extreme sun avoidance. He’s also an artist with fillers. We, too, could have similarly flawless complexions if we even now, at this late stage, began to heed his sun shunning advice!

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Kelly+Ripa+Co+Hosts+Dr+Fredric+Brandt+SiriusXM+vcV2XQkIOOOl.jpg


36 posted on 04/07/2014 11:17:20 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The fact he isn’t a typical Hollywood moonbat leftard is at least a positive.


37 posted on 04/08/2014 2:19:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: latina4dubya

I saw Rob Lowe in the early 80’s. He was bending over talking to people at the next table, his butt in my face. Slim, little guy with delicate features. You would not think he was sigh worthy.

In the early 90’s I talked to and had my picture with Mark Harmon. He was handsome and serious.

The lead guy in JAG had the best body, long legs, slender hips.

The best looking actor I’ve ever seen in person was Tom Selleck. Every time I saw him, he just stunned me.


38 posted on 04/08/2014 3:31:02 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: chae

It’s his humanity and quiet dignity I find so attractive.


39 posted on 04/08/2014 3:34:10 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: chae
"Norman Reedus got his start as a runway model. He’s very pretty when he’s not all dirty."

Yes, I know he did. Personally I wouldn't call Reedus pretty, but it isn't him anyway---it's the character, Daryl.

40 posted on 04/08/2014 7:26:54 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: definitelynotaliberal
Ok, that was totally uncalled for.....

And BTW, your evil!

41 posted on 04/08/2014 10:30:28 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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