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The Libertarian Era?

HornIt Wrote: Nov 13, 2013 11:55 AM
There is no left-wing or right-wing definition of liberty. There is only actual liberty or something else that you pretend it to be for the sake of convenience.
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The Libertarian Era?

HornIt Wrote: Nov 13, 2013 11:52 AM
It is patently obvious that liberty has never been a priority to you. You once thought of yourself as a Libertarian because you wanted what you wanted. Now you are a statist because you want what you want. The means to getting what you want has obviously never been the consideration.
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The Libertarian Era?

HornIt Wrote: Nov 13, 2013 11:36 AM
I've fought through that a bit myself, but at the end of the day, big government is big government. The welfare and warfare states are just different sides of the same coin. Why do Republicans so revere big government when it comes to the DOD but not when it comes to the economy? The potential for misuse and abuse of government power is the same in both places and, if you really start researching it and how and why we get politically entangled in military establishment and action throughout the world, you'll find there is little difference in how a bloated military program gets justified and abused like a bloated food stamp program. And that's not only at home, but also in the way it creates dependencies on the US government abroad and allows the welfare states of "allies" to grow. Most Libertarians believe in the US as a sovereign entity that should be defended. They just don't believe that should include making foreign policy decisions for other sovereign states or allowing them to become fully dependent on the US for their security needs. They believe the warfare state, like the welfare state, should be as limited and lean and accountable as possible to preserve life and liberty.
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The Libertarian Era?

HornIt Wrote: Nov 13, 2013 11:17 AM
He wasn't a Democrat in disguise. That was the Republican propaganda that even Glenn Beck fell for because he didn't take the due diligence to look deeper into the facts. He was a former Republican who switched to the Libertarian because he gave up on the establishment Republicans who run the show and are little different from Democrats.
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The Libertarian Era?

HornIt Wrote: Nov 13, 2013 11:14 AM
Actually, yes it is demolished. ALL the evidence shows the Libertarian drew equally from both the Rep and Dem and that without him in the race at all, the Dem still wins by the 2% he did. All you have is a comforting narrative that reinforces what you want to believe.
No he wasn't. He was a Republican who became a Libertarian because he got tired towing the line for big government Republicanism. He also was NO factor in this race. Fox exit polls show that without him in the race Cuccinelli still loses by 2 points. The Libertarian siphoned off the same number of votes from both sides.
I tend to support this position. I think the main thing most people like Guy Benson miss, because they so desperately want to believe that not only Republicans can gain majority power in this country again but also that those same Republicans can do what Republicans in power have failed to do in the past (limit government) is that somewhere over the last decade the Rubicon was crossed. The majority of this voters in this country today want big government. They tell us that no by how they identify themselves politically in polls, but by how they vote. They vote for big government. And once a society has crossed over into that realm, it does not escape it democratically. The United States is now a country where the majority vote themselves the property and labor of others. That is the answer to the question above. In order for Republicans to win, they too will need to promise security over liberty.
Not only is he abjectly ignorant about the history of it, he has no ability to reason. All he can do is react emotionally to the image of a starving third world child he has in his head and resort to government force to make it stop even though government force has always been the cause, not the cure, of poverty throughout history. He thinks that "education" is the key, no doubt only the kind that would promote his distorted world view, but he is of course wrong. Free market capitalism is the answer as has been unequivocally demonstrated by history.
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Thank These Republicans for Obamacare

HornIt Wrote: Oct 31, 2013 3:16 PM
The "part of something" you end up getting when you accept the premise that having any Republican in a seat is better than any Democrat is part of continued big, intrusive, out of control government that racks up huge debt and debases the currency under the Republican name rather than Democrat name. The part of something you get is a difference in letter before the name growing the government. That's really something to value isn't it?
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Thank These Republicans for Obamacare

HornIt Wrote: Oct 30, 2013 8:07 PM
All of those things were contributing factor, but Coulter misses the largest factor which is, the Bush Administration and Republicans in Congress during those 8 years governed like Democrats. Their borrow and spent extravaganza and the rate at which they grew government has been surpassed in history only by Obama and the current Democrats in Congress. And they sat idly by, perhaps even gave the marching orders, for the Fed to pursue destructive economic command and control monetary policy that inflated a spectacular housing and asset bubble perhaps second only in history to the one in which we currently find ourselves. The Republicans behaved like the central planners Democrats are and for the most part did so with the backing and defending of those in the conservative media like Ms. Coulter and Rush Limbaugh. And they topped it all off with "we have to abandon free market principles to save the free market system" bailout boondoggle. They lost their brand and credibility over those 8 years. That's why we have Obama, Obamacare and an economy on the verge of calamity. Maybe those like Ms. Coulter have finally learned that big government must be opposed and defeated by Republicans weather it is presented with an R in front (I'm looking at Mitt Romney and Chris Cristie Ann!) or a D in front.
You know you are in trouble as a country when 42% of the voters say their political beliefs line up closest with Marxism.
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