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Is There a Libertarian Argument for another Four Years of Barack Obama?

Ken2019 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 1:02 AM
Democrats built the welfare state. Yes some Republicans voted in favor of it also. The only candidates even talking about reducing the size of government right now are Republicans. There is no Tea Party movement in the Democratic Party. The choice is clear. There is no rationale in which a Libertarian should vote for Obama. I guess Libertarians don't think Republicans are cool enough.
RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 9:15 AM
Republicans have been talking about reducing the size of government for 30 years, Why haven't they done more than talk?

From a rational perspective, the logical choice is not voting. After all, the odds of your vote making a difference are infinitesimally small.

But that’s if you view voting as an “investment” choice – i.e., you taking time and effort to do X in hopes of getting Y in return.

The other view is that voting is a “consumption” choice – i.e., something we do for enjoyment, like eating a hamburger or going to a movie. You recognize your vote almost surely won’t matter, but you do it because it gives you pleasure to vote for someone (or, in my...

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