Anybody here a libertarian?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by yotetrapper, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've actually been reading a series in backwoods home magazine by john silveria called "the coming american dictator ship" and the people in the article are libertarians. I was just curious if anyone on here was one.

    Do you think I'm a government spy waiting to write your name on the list they are making? LOL. My husband is attending a tea party today, I would, but have to work.

    Didnt mean to offend no one.

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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    The only thing I can say is that with soooo many people voting for one of the 2 main parties.... voting third party is almost like throwing your vote away [​IMG] And before anyone jumps on me for saying that...... let me say that it hurts me that it tends to function that way and that the two main parties dominate the elections and the debates. It would be nice if people actually got an equal amount of information on third parties and that they would be included in as much as the big 2.

    Everyone tells me I'm liberal... I don't know... I try not to label myself.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    The Libertine. That was the Johnny Depp movie. Oops.
     
  4. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Quote:Which, I guess, makes me a Libertarian, although I consider myself an Independent Conservative.
     
  5. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am member to no real party- although I lean republican. I think the issue is that our government is out of control and its the peoples fault for focusing on political parties and not on issues.

    Its wrong to think we need "the right people" in office to get things done- the point of our government is to be swayed by the majority- the problem is the majority doesnt DO anything to sway their government.

    I have no faith in the system anymore anyway. Why bother. Obama is handing it over to the EU and Russia and China.

    Oh not really- its just exhausting to look at all thats wrong and continuing to get worse. I very much believe in the constitution as it was written, and I dont believe we need a new one- or a new declaration of independence for that matter.
     
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  6. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the agendas or sides for true Libertarian. However,
    The main reason I am republican is because I don't like to have to work for someone "cradle to grave" while missing my own children's childhoods. My boss is a green carder and he's a hard worker, learned the language, etc. Illegals take up too much of our tax dollars and it is OUR tax dollars not theirs. We pay for everything from education to health insurance and housing for them.
    I am going to declare myself "illegal".....(I don't want to go to work tonight!)[​IMG]
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Which, I guess, makes me a Libertarian, although I consider myself an Independent Conservative.

    Same here Reinbeau, same here. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

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    Ok I can't really discuss anything on this subject as I find it rather confusing as opposed to the way the "parties" are run over here..... are you saying that there are only two parties to vote for in the US...

    Here we have the Conservatives/Labour/ Liberals...... then a host of other small parties vyeing for seats in parliment, but we can vote for them should we choose too? the more seats they win the stronger their voice in Parliment.....
     
  9. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    EC - What they are saying is that it is extremely rare for a party besides the big two to actually win an election.
    Other parties exist and can be voted for, but some feel that if you vote for someone that has little chance of winning, you are throwing your vote away.
    Others feel if you vote, for example, for a member of the socialist or green party, you pull votes away from the democrats possibly throwing the election to the republican party.
     
  10. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

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    Quote:Thanks Robin..... understand now.... but I believe that we should vote with the heart even if it is a "little" party.......from tiny acorns etc ................. and the "big" parties aren't always right anyway.....
    Politics..... dificult sometimes to make the right choices.....
     

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