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You Can't Teach Liberals Anything

Grant75 Wrote: Oct 05, 2014 7:51 PM
I think liberals know all there is to know . . . so what’s to teach? They know the voters are terminally ignorant and want government to be their Daddy. Liberals aren’t stupid . . . evil maybe but not stupid. Their constituents, on the other hand, are either on the take or double-stupid - i.e., so stupid they think they’re smart.
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Inequality Explained

Grant75 Wrote: Oct 04, 2014 12:40 PM
“If welfare and equality are to be primary aims of law, some people must necessarily possess a greater power of coercion in order to force redistribution of material goods. Political power alone should be equal among human beings; yet striving for other kinds of equality absolutely requires political inequality.” . . . Tibor Machan
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Marijuana Smoke Gets in Your Rights

Grant75 Wrote: Oct 02, 2014 9:36 PM
I guess it depends on whose history book you want to believe. Personally, I put little faith in the ones written by bureaucrats - particularly those in the legal, penal, and law enforcement fields.
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Marijuana Smoke Gets in Your Rights

Grant75 Wrote: Oct 02, 2014 5:53 PM
Now to the crux of the matter . . . Its 95 year history indicates that prohibition of anything is primarily a jobs stimulus plan for bureaucrats - particularly those in the legal, penal, and law enforcement fields. Other than that, is there any evidence that prohibition of anything has ever reduced it's availability, the number of users, or made the consumer more safe?
So what is your suggestion, if any?
Are you saying “no vote” or “no single vote ?” Votes (plural) have already changed the country, and continue to do so. America has been fundamentally changed by votes . . . no doubt in my mind.
Stu - I’ve been a registered Libertarian for over 40 years and it has never prevented me from voting any way I want. It's not just our vote that matters, but also our Party Registration. And I think registration is beginning to matter more.
The man is either terminally naive or heavily invested in railroad shares.
Yes Americans have a duty to vote intelligently . . . even if you must vote for the “lesser of two evils.” But, more importantly, we should register with the Party whose platform most expresses our political philosophy. . In the ‘30s, for example, FDR was reasonably conservative until Rev. Norman Thomas' Socialist Party registered over 20% of the voters, and Roosevelt quickly adopted many of planks in the Socialist Party platform. In a practical sense, vote for the lesser of two evils when necessary. But, what if 25% of registered voters were Libertarian? Wouldn't that statistic alone send a message to the political class?
How true: “You May Not Be Into Politics but Politics is Into You.” It’s also been truly said: “A patriot is one who protects their country against their government. “ In my 85 years I’ve noticed that voting has little or no effect on politics. However, voter registration can be another matter. In the ‘30s, for example, FDR was reasonably conservative until Rev. Norman Thomas' Socialist Party registered over 20% of the voters, and Roosevelt quickly adopted many of planks in the Socialist Party platform. How about this? Let's register with the Party whose platform most expresses our political philosophy . . . but, in a practical sense, vote for the lesser of two evils. What if 25% of registered voters were Tea Party or Libertarian? Wouldn't that statistic alone send a message to the political class?
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Random Thoughts

Grant75 Wrote: Sep 30, 2014 1:03 PM
xynx: How about this? Let’s register with the Party whose platform most expresses our political philosophy . . . But, in a practical sense, vote for the lesser of two evils. What if 25% of registered voters were Libertarians? Wouldn’t that statistic alone send a message to the political class? In the ‘30s, for example, FDR was reasonably conservative until Norman Thomas’ Socialist Party attracted over 20% of registered voters.
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