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“See, if you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel. That's literally true.” - Milton Friedman Spoken many years ago by Reagan's Nobel Prize winning economic advisor, never more true than today.
Fantastic post. What do you propose Birdman? Should we go to war in the Ukraine? Iran? Syria? How many American lives should we waste in the civil war in Iraq? If we lose one more soldier in Iraq, what do you tell their family? Their son died trying to stop a war between Sunnis and Shiites that has been raging for over a 1,000 years? Obama may be the worst President this country has ever had, but going to war in the Ukraine would be a horrible mistake. I get more satisfaction sitting back and watching the Russian stock market tank every time the make some bone headed mistake over there. Let the Crimean Tartars fight the Cossacks figure it out.
McCain is a pot stirring boob. He's still mad that we haven't invaded Syria, Ukraine, Iran, Lybia, and he wants our men and women to go back and fight in the Shiite Sunni civil war in Iraq. If he were President today we would have our military stretched across the globe, and we would be involved in dozen new conflicts. But at least we wouldn't have the (un)Affordable Care Act.
Nicely done anon. However, even with the libertarian influences in the party, we still had runaway defense spending and Medicare Part D shoved down our throats under the last administration, privacy thrown away, and freedoms trampled on. Perhaps TARP was the best thing to happen to the party as it helped delineate those who support too big to fail, and those who support capitalism and survival of the fittest. But the momentum is in the libertarian's favor, and as you pointed out, they are the only ones attracting new people, young and old, to the party.
War on women? These people are talking out of both sides of their mouth. They argue there is a war on women, and then they defend a woman's right to kill a baby because the gender is female. I won't hold my breath for the press to expose this hypocrisy, but I dare say that the American people aren't this stupid.
"The only thing Libertarians and conservatives have in common is tax policy." That is about right on the money. So-called conservatives no longer support freedom, liberty, smaller government, and advocate for more and more government control of our daily lives and personal choices than ever before. And I would argue the two sides don't even see eye to eye on tax policy. Look at what George Bush was able to accomplish with a Republican House and Senate for a few years of his presidency. Our one chance in how decades to abolish or at least meaningfully reform the IRS, squandered.
“See, if you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel. That's literally true.” - Milton Friedman
Ask Bobby Rush how black Obama is.
Look at what party was in control for nearly every war in the past 100 years - Democrats. If you support most of our foreign policy for the past 100 years, you are a Democrat.
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SNAFU: Can Our Military Be Saved?

Conchfritters Wrote: Jun 24, 2014 9:01 AM
We currently spend 45% of the total global military outlays. We are the top military spender in the world, and we out spend the next 14 countries on the list combined. Why can't we give our soldiers the support they need with all this money?? I think it's because we are too busy building wind turbines on military bases, and not enough on our actual soldiers where it matters. With the money we spend, our soldiers should have the best equipment and support there is possible. I don't think it will take spending more money - as I pointed out we already spend more than enough. I think it goes to something deeper.
Rand Paul might be one of the few chances that the Republicans will have in winning the White House in 2016. He supports an issue like allowing States to decide on medical cannabis, which has the support of more than 70% of the population. And it is entirely consistent with the Founders ideas on Federalism, which is a sticky issue for former Democrats who joined the GOP in the 70s and 80s who love top down government control of people.
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