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Did Freedom Win?

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:46 AM
Thanks for an interesting discussion. I may return a few hours later. But in the meantime, I must earn some counterfeit Federal Reserve "dollars" (ironic quotes) in a desperate attempt to remain solvent in our Republicrat/Demopublican one-party system. Consider the libertarian alternative.
king10 - formerly king Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:54 AM
We always consider the libertarian alternative....then they take their ball and go home when it comes time to compromise....the utopian streak is their achillies heel.
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:01 AM
Re: king10,

-- We always consider the libertarian alternative --

No, you don't. Falsely equating libertarianism with communism (presumably because both are "utopian") is nothing but the hallmark of intellectual dishonesty or, worse, intellectual sloth.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:05 AM
king10 - formerly king Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:11 AM
yea I can tell you didn't read it at all because equating the two philosophies wasn't done.

Plus it was a quote from another article which was properly attributed and sourced.

YOU SIR are the one attempting intellectual dishonesty.
king10 - formerly king Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:12 AM
more tired belittling....I must be winning the arguments....
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:18 AM
Re: king10,
-- Plus it was a quote from another article which was properly attributed and sourced. --

You must be joking. If you "properly attributed and sourced" a quote is because you're using it to substantiate your arguments - unless you're telling me you were really trying to undermine your argument against libertarianism.

You cannot hide behind the "I only quoted!" canard. When *I* source quotes and links, I stand behind them, not cower behind them.
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:22 AM
Re: king10,

-- I must be winning the arguments --

Not with this kind of false dilemma: "So Libertarians, do you come together with conservatives for a common goal or do you take your ball and go home?"

Conservatives are the ones who took the ball, the bat and the mits. It was the GOP that shunned libertarians from the primary process as if they were lepers. And you still have the gall to say that libertarians should stand with YOU? Give me a break.
king10 - formerly king Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:28 AM
Like I said, you prove my point.....taking your ball and going home.

Ho Hum.....
king10 - formerly king Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:32 AM
So you admit I was correct, cited correctly and didn't attempt to be dishonest.....yet you accuse me of doing dishonest. things.

The cognitive dissonance you must live with with to find that thinking orderly.
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:39 AM
Re: King10,

-- Like I said, you prove my point.....taking your ball and going home. --

What are you talking about? I'm still here, and you haven't presented any counterarguments, only quotes and loaded (and whinny) question like "Why are libertarians harrassing conservatives? Boo hoo hoo!"
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:41 AM
Re: king10,

-- So you admit I was correct, --

Oh, you're a shifty one. Let me refresh your memory: "yea I can tell you didn't read it at all because equating the two philosophies wasn't done."

You presented a quote that equated the two philosophies and then denied you're making the argument. That's like throwing the stone and then hiding your hands saying "God made the stone!"
Democrats won big last week. So government will continue to grow. Individual freedom will yield.

At least some people with records of supporting liberty were elected: Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona and U.S. Reps. Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio in Michigan and Thomas Massie in Kentucky.

Also, Washington and Colorado voted to allow any adult to use marijuana. (But users beware. Your newfound freedom may be short-lived thanks to that extraordinary human being in the White House -- you know, the one who smoked pot when he was in school. Despite promising that he wouldn't, he has cracked down on pot...