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Libertarian or Licentious?

Dan_NV Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 7:16 PM
It occurs to me that social conservatives and socially liberal libertarians have more in common overall than not and that both camps have an obligation to a greater agenda that transcends their petty squabbles. That agenda and that goal is to first wrest control of the government back from the hands of the Marxist-socialists now in power in Washington. It seems juvenile to worry about the merits and the pitfalls of legalizing pot when our economy is pending collapse, jobs are few and far between, the Middle East is on fire and spreading West and our enemies grow in military strength as ours suffers atrophy. But that won't stop the likes of Liebau, Rove, Kristol et al from tearing at the fabric that binds us all. Purists are pathetic
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 7:56 PM
Those you mentioned and some other's are NOT purists, they are little progs rather than the Demon RATS who are the Biggie RATS of Progdom. All I want is my Constitution and it upheld, the ORIGINAL that is, not this abortion called the Living Constitution..it is just a vehicle to thrust Marxism upon us and now after 9/11 Sharia law. Notice how the Progs and Islamist are in bed together..as in enemies of my enemies are my friend. (Not sure if that's the right quote but it's close I think).
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 7:24 PM
I've come to realize libertarians are the true conservers of the constitution. This position best fulfills social conservation too, because the moment we say we want washington politicians in charge of keeping us holy, some democrate poops on everything we wanted done and changes it into a horror worse than the original problem.
GustaveMolinari Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 7:30 PM
GW- go sit in the corner with the funny hat on your head right next to Bud.

Terrible company I know.
TommyMaq Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 11:40 PM
Nice statist attitude you got there, sport, and by 'nice' I mean like the Old English 'nyse' meaning 'fool' from the Latin 'nix' meaning 'ignorant.'

Rand Paul clearly is seeking to move the GOP in a more libertarian direction.  Most recently, he has called for changes to "cookie cutter conservatism," referencing a change in the party's position on drugs (for one example) as a way to attract more young people to the GOP (http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday-chris-wallace/2013/03/24/sen-rand-paul-top-congressional-issues-pivotal-moment-battle-over-gay-marriage#p//v/2250608088001).

In theory, libertarian principles often sound great, especially when you're young.  After all, it sounds pretty good to announce that the government should just stay out of everbody's business.

The problem, however, is that it doesn't. And over the past several decades, America has done a poor job of reminding everyone...