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Did Freedom Win?

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 6:47 PM
Picking up again from an earlier discussion, after spending the day trying to earn rapidly-depreciating Federal Reserve Notes during the age of Bernanke and Obama-- Libertarians can certainly make ad hoc alliances with BOTH conservatives and liberals on narrow, specific issues. For example, if a conservative comes out for auditing and abolishing the Fed, I will support him to the hilt. Similarly, if a liberal comes out for ending our policy of constant, global interventions in foreign affairs, I'll also support HIM to the hilt. Things get a little more complex in deciding on candidates for office. For example, if a "conservative" candidate gets nominated, who supports honest money, closing the Fed, and establishing a policy of....
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 6:51 PM
....neutrality in foreign affairs, I might consider supporting him, even if he has bad stands on some other issues (perhaps he still, for example, believes in continuing the insane War on Selected Drugs).

But someone like Romney, who was virtually IDENTICAL to Obama on almost all major issues, was simply not worth supporting.

Thus, I cast my vote for Gary Johnson, who is not by any stretch an ideal libertarian candidate, but was so much better than Romney or Obama, he looked like a giant.

Hope this puts to rest the canard that libertarians are unwilling to consider compromises.
SMyles Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:43 PM
I always keep an eye out for your posts Paulus. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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...