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Mitt Romney, Big-Government Man

restoreliberty Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:22 AM
I can't believe that Stossel calls himself a libertarian and proclaims he is going to vote for Johnson. I don't care if anyone is gay or straight so what I am about to say does not come from a religious perspective but it amply identifies why Johnson is a progressive. Gay marriage is a canard thought up by progressives to create yet another victim class and libertarians think they are being socially government free in supporting this issue. The truth of the matter is government should be entirely out of the business of using the tax code and civil laws to disperse either benefits or penalties based on marital status.
restoreliberty Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:28 AM
No where in the Constitution is the word marriage ever mentioned. The Constitution is, in fact, entirely premised on the concept of the individual. A true libertarian would advocate for individual equality under the law and under the tax code, absolutely nothing in our civil codes should be based on being married, widowed, having children, or any other group designation. Marriage should be solely based totally in the religious/cultural sphere and and government should be out of the marriage business. Single people should not have to pay higher taxes just because they do not have children. Married people should not pay a marriage tax penalty by having to aggregate their income and be taxed at higher rates due to that aggregation.
restoreliberty Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:36 AM
Married couples should not be penalized because that have not had children yet, cannot have children, or because their children are grown and have left the nest. Anyone who claims to be a libertarian and then supports marriage benefits and penalties distributed through the government is either delusional or wants to pick and choose which aspects of culture that the government should exert power over. Again, I defy anyone to find the word marriage in the Constitution and justify governments usage of marital status to interfere in the lives of American citizens. The nation needs to get back to the concept of the individual in the eyes of the government, the recognition of the individual as a sovereign entity is uniquely American and the
restoreliberty Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:39 AM
founders recognized that fact. Libertarians and Republicans should recognize that when they go down the straight / gay marriage path they are playing on progressive territory and abrogating the rights of individuals. The tax code should be a tiered flat system that is open and transparent and the tax and civil laws should not be gerrymandered to achieve government constituencies that are easily manipulated for votes and corruption.

President Obama tanked in the last debate. Good.

Now maybe people will listen when Mitt Romney says things like, "The genius of America is the free enterprise system, and freedom, and the fact that people can go out there and start a business. ... The private market and individual responsibility always work best."

They do.

But then Romney responded to Obama by essentially saying: I want big government, too!

We who hope for smaller government as a way to expand liberty and create prosperity are disturbed by what we heard last week. The GOP candidate painted himself as a big...