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shains Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 9:02 AM
Only to someone with an extremely simplistic point of view that says "anyone who doesn't want to force MY point of view on society is a liberal!" Fact is most libertarians are pretty conservative in their personal views. They just aren't boorish enough to force them on others. It goes both ways here. Liberals want to force their "alternative" lifestyles on everyone else. Libertarians oppose that in equal or greater measure, too.
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Trouble Brewing in GOP

shains Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 8:55 AM
Republicans don't need to "soften their stance" on social issues. They simply need to realize that not every issue needs to be subject to law. Politics, ultimately, is the stuff of law-making. This is certainly how the voters view it. So unless you are proposing laws, you shouldn't be talking. If Republicans want to be the party of less government, then that needs to be more than just a slogan. Rather than seeing what new crevices government can stick its nose in, Republicans should be actively restraining government. Discarding unnecessary laws, and preventing congress from passing new ones. Surprisingly, to the unsophisticated voter, the GOP is the party of restrictions, not Democrats! Repubs must step back and figure out how that is.
0bama's backwards and dangerous world view: dropping water on a captured known terrorist's head = illegal and unamerican. Dropping bombs by remote control on suspected American citizen's head = awesome!
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