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I Like Gary Johnson

Thane_of_Duninsane Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 7:22 AM
I concur with those who admire Johnson's positions but are realisitc enough to know that he hasn't a snowball's chance in Hades of being elected. Our choices are Romney or four more years of Obamination, period. We may not like it, but "It is what it is". Perhaps we should try instead to make the Republican Party more libertarian in its outlook and platform.
Dean197 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 9:25 AM
Maybe you should, but the GOP has chosen to alienate its libertarian faction instead. That's fine by me, the Libertarian Party welcomes them.
Gary1206 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 7:54 AM
Thane,
So how did we/it get this way?
SMyles Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 7:32 AM
Thane you must not be aware of the many shenanigans the GOP pulls every election cycle to undermine all grass roots efforts. This last primary it only got worse. Everyone knows Johnson won't be elected. Don't you ever wonder why we continue to get "choices" we don't like? Are they really choices at all? I say not.
jdahlberg353 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 7:55 AM
The reason we get choices we don't like is because the RNC believe that to win the party must play to the middle of the road people. RNC wants to forget the 2010 election and how they won. RNC also believes that if they are a little bit Democrat and a little bit Republican they can win. Election 2008 proves them wrong but they keep trying.
Jenni2 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 8:13 AM
So the solution is either to state the obvious and gripe about it, or we can start by slowly draining the Washington swamp of leftists and RINOs, bit by bit. Instant gratification isn't going to happen, as you well know. We the people have allowed this gov't leviathan to grow fatter for too long as it is - and yes, we do bare a large portion of the responsibility, because we took our eye off of them. The media is also a thorn in the nation's nads - few know that better than Mr. Stossel. Anyway, we can't let our frustrations paralyze us.
All political candidates call themselves freedom-lovers, but they are not. Neither major party really opposes government control of the economy or of our personal lives. I'm a libertarian because I see the false choice offered by political left and right: Democrats talk about personal liberty; Republicans talk about economic freedom. But what they do once in power belies their words.

I say we're best off if government just leaves us alone to our peaceful cooperation with whomever we please. Let politicians advocate moral behavior. Let them give to charities. But leave government -- which is physical force -- out of it....