Skip to comments.I ain't no stinkin' liberal
Posted on 05/16/2004 12:41:16 PM PDT by Willie Green
A good libertarian columnist quickly learns that if he's doing his job right, he'll be bombarded with hate e-mail from both liberal and conservative sides - often simultaneously.
He should be able, without breaking an ideological sweat or employing a killer quote from Madison, Jefferson or Hayek, to enrage tax-happy Nanny State liberal Democrats in one paragraph and puritanical Police State conservative Republicans in the next.
In the last two months, I've sniped away at the enemies of personal freedom, limited government and liberty that surround and annoy me
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...I believe the authors thinking that it's the radical right and left that are enraged. Most of mainstream right and left are resonable, sometimes not rational, but, open to debate. Most libertarians don't hate anyone. They believe individuals have the right to freely associate with whom they wish.
...Hmmm, aummm, ahhh, yea. Ya got me. A majority/mob, in congress, are not representing us. They have an agenda. To remain in power and their positions for life. Not all. There are some statesmen in the Legeslature...
The REpublic is not against limited government per say. If anarchy reigns, the Republic is there to reign in the law of the anarchist with a counter-law.
This is the essence of limited government: there is a numerator and a denominator and hopefuly we have a good balance.
However it is our duty to know who they are, and of course our Republic Government among it's branches to maintain our Republics stability. ; )
...Yer right. I knew, some how, that I was going to have to drag the Congressional record out for facts. Lets start with Repeal of the 17th Amendment. Sen. Zell Miller of Georgia, I think, proposed debate on this? I'm for it...
Why? Not on my account, perhaps Willies?
...And another thing, dlt, this recovering libertarian, is convinced that the fight in Iraq, by this administration is justified. and the President has my support...
...Perhaps I have to scroll back and read what I've missed. On your account, it won't be nesessary, I might get off the hook.%`}...
...Or a condom, for the PC crowd...
Ron Paul is a Republican.
I agree with your positions as you have stated them.
Although I consider myself a libertarian, I have grave concerns about the legal validity of Roe v. Wade. I think that the abortion issue should be left up to the states. I oppose any public funding of abortions.
I am against tax breaks for corporations that disproportionately benefit large corporations. Ideally, tax incentives would never be skewed on the basis of the size of the corporation. If this skewing is unavoidable, then in my view they should be skewed toward capital formation, i.e. small businesses.
I am more of a hard liner on taxes than most Republicans. I believe that the income tax is an affront to individual liberty. I support replacing it with a national sales tax.
In general, I'm for a small, weak federal government with the exception of the military. Unlike the paleolibertarians, I think that it's fantasy to think that we can fight Al-Qaeda and preserve individual liberty by hiring private police forces. War may be the health of the state, but tyranny is an even greater boon to the state.
This said, I'll reluctantly vote for Bush. I am a realist when it comes to voting.
...Don't you mean registered as a republican. Uppp, sorry, if this is Congressman Ron Paul, Republican...
Ignorant willing dupe of the liberals? Yes.
The judicial branch is necessary for government to function. It is not inherently bad. The problem is activist judges, who decide what the law should be as opposed to what the law is. The Republican party seems equally committed to appointing judges who interpret the law. I do not see where that view would be inconsistent with Republicans. You can take issue with the bad choices made in appointing judges to the bench, but they were simply that. I think George Bush is doing as outstanding job in this regard by not giving in.
As far as the drug was goes, I think you'll see that change as my generation grows up. Not b/c we're liberal hippee potheads, but b/c we recognize it's silliness. By outlawing marijuana you bring a whole myriad of other problems, such as organized crime and importation of illegal guns into the country. Harsher, more addictive drugs will still be illegal like heroin.
The problem with gay marriage is the full faith and credit clause. Right now there is the Defense of Marriage Act that gives the states the option of not recognizing other states marriage laws. However, one activist judge and we're back to concern #1.
Oh, and Bill Maher is not a libertarian. It's just a neat way for him to try to say "listen to me, I am not a lunatic liberal wacko" or "I am above party politics." Example, his book "When You Ride Alone, You ride with Bin Laden." A true libertarian would not care what you do with you're own time, as long as it's not infringing on his right. A superficial link between gas consumption and funding for Bin Laden is not enough to drive a libertarian to action.
Do we have any classification on this thread for a liberaltarian? I thought not.
Don't forget the completely open borders and no-holds barred drug use.
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