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To: Trailerpark Badass
The headline says "helps."

Yes, and I was reiterating that for those that misread it. It seems that the mere mention of the libertarian party brings out "foaming-at-the-mouth" responses that the party is insignificant and shouldn't exist.

I'd argue that the party is significant and should exist. If nothing else, it serves as a check and balance against government largess as often prescribed by the democrats and sometimes prescribed by the Republicans. This is despite the notion that some have that the libertarian party is about drugs and only drugs.

This case of the tax vote shows exactly where each party put their efforts. The liberals supported the tax, the conservatives kept quiet, and the libertarian party, despite its small size, spoke out against it. Checks and balances.

49 posted on 02/01/2003 4:41:08 AM PST by meyer
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To: meyer
If nothing else, it serves as a check and balance against government largess as often prescribed by the democrats and sometimes prescribed by the Republicans.

How do you get checks and balance when in the corrupt democratic system the right gets split because of the LP!!!

THERE IS NO POWER BALANCE AGAINST DEMS WHEN THE RIGHT SPLIT!!!!

SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN VENEZUELA, CUBA, BRAZIL AND WHAT NOT!!! FRANCE FOR YEARS STAYED MIRED IN THE LEFT BECAUSE OF LE PEN!!!

THERE IS NO POWER BALANCE THERE.

THe LP is only about party power, not about balancing the powers out there or favoring the cause of truth or competition amongst conservatives.

52 posted on 02/01/2003 4:48:08 AM PST by JudgemAll
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To: meyer
The LP: RIGHT on taxes; WRONG on defense; WRONG on immigration; WRONG on abortion! One out of four is not a good thing, imo.
The LP has a role to play, I'm glad they are there. At least it gives people who feel politacally marginalized an alternative to the far left. But they overstate their importance. Rather than checks and balances, I'd say it's a case of the tail trying to wag the dog. Oregon voters reject new tax proposals religiously, even while electing Demos to statewide office.
54 posted on 02/01/2003 4:49:48 AM PST by pariah (Are these tag lines really optional?)
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