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topperj2 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:20 AM
Why is there no Republican that can explain this as simply and directly as Walter? Is there anyone out there with a tenth of the critical thinking skill of Williams? It's so frustrating that we allow an ill-informed and devious media and Democrats to control the conversation. It's why we lost the last election. Our guys still have trouble articulating. Shame on them for allowing an eminently beatable candidate to walk away with the victory.
Stuart95 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:38 AM
"Why is there no Republican that can explain this as simply and directly as Walter?"

Because Williams has fundamental principles to guide his thinking. The Republicans have long since substituted tactics for principles.

The libertarians are the only ones in US politics with principles - we know this because we can always predict how the libertarians will respond to a particular question or problem. Today, their principle of personal freedom over government intrusion is looking better and better to those that have not been forced to consider their own principles carefully. Here's hoping the Republicans can adopt the marketable libertarian principles to increase their voting power, and restore Williams-like thinking in the party.
BigOlBear Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:30 PM
If Libertarians would abandon their unrealistic attachment to isolationist thinking they would probably get a ton of converts. I find myself agreeing with Ron Paul on most things but he comes across as a doddering old fool when he says it's none of our business whether Iran gets a nuclear bomb. That's wishful thinking.
Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:42 PM

So you would doom the country to utter bankruptcy merely because you are afraid people on the other side of the world MIGHT get a bomb? You KNOW our fiscal problems will destroy us, but you are willing to accept that destruction because of hysteria about the REMOTE possibility that Iran MIGHT get a bomb.

What does that say about you?
Stuart95 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 1:33 PM
Corbett is correct, Bear: Multi-generational economic suffering is the clear and present danger.

Regarding Bear's point about libertarian isolationism: Certainly libertarians would not have squandered a trillion dollars and 6000+ lives (talk about shovel-ready investment ...) for negligible, if any, benefits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But I'm not certain of the consensus libertarian thinking on an issue like what to do if Iran has, or is close to having, a nuclear bomb. Recall that Pakistan, no one's idea of a stable, logical country, has had nuclear weapons for years.
Recovered Lib Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:50 PM
After the 2008 and 2012 elections, I've given up all "hope" on the Republican so-called *leaders.* I suggest everyone who is a registered Republican, drop out NOW! They're done.
Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:36 AM
The GOP HAD a candidate who DID explain it in clear terms and the GOP rejected him in favor of Mr. Romneycare. The GOP is not really interested in cutting the budget. They only want to use the issue as a club.
Is there any reason for today's Americans to care about what happens to tomorrow's Americans? After all, what have tomorrow's Americans done for today's Americans? Moreover, since tomorrow's Americans don't vote, we can dump on them with impunity. That's a vision that describes the actual behavior of today's Americans. It would be seen as selfish, callous and ruthless only if it were actually articulated. Let's look at it.

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