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I'll admit, I'm not that well versed on political terminology, but from my understanding, libertarians are for small government in all aspects. That means the fed (and the state, to a degree) need to GTFO of my professional life AND my personal life. How is this not a more popular stance for Americans?
I tend to lean libertarian. However, I will say that politics depresses me. I don't feel that things will ever change in this country in a positive way (enough so to make a difference, that is). The two party system is frustrating overall. None of the politicians seem to have impetus to change.
This post was edited by psubills62 21 months ago
The reason I asked this is that I get pissed off at people who act like the champion "no government" when it comes to things like taxes, but then turn around and say, "... but I want to make gay marriage illegal!" or things like that. How can you be in support of PARTIAL small government?
Because they're like Tea Partiers- crazy.
I believe in favoring the middle class, supporting education and those less fortunate than myself so I'm a Democrat.
Republicans tend to favor the wealthy and trickle down economics which hurts the middle class and doesn't work.
I am one. There are more out there than we realize.
As am I.
But what pisses me off is how many people I talk to that subscribe to the fundamental tenets of libertarian philosophy but will not vote consistent with their political views because "the libertarian candidate has no shot."
Well, no shit....not if those that agree with his views are so wedded to the two party shuck and jive they won't vote consistent with their actual beliefs.
Gary Johnson would have mopped the floor with these two clowns
I think the biggest thing is that the way the parties are set up, it pushes people into the two categories and people end up seeing all the issues from the perspective they want to agree with, without knowing there are other options out there. Everything is becoming more X vs. Y with no middle ground, when in reality there is a vast middle (and further extremes). But the media doesn't give anything else the time of day, so people repeat talking points of the side they most agree with of the two.
When libertarians get big money.behind them they will start doing something.
Good luck with that
Steve Spurrier is a God, and Mark Richt worships him
did you get this from an obama youth camp. Come on that is like me saying that democrats favor a system that gravitates towards socialism.
As far as the OP. i don't agree with the partisan system we have to work with. I find myself affiliating with a particular party becuase i see eye to eye on some major issues, but really have disagreement over low priority issues. Problem is that most 3rd parties are just a crazier version of what we have to work with. What we really need is a candidate to not run a hard line office and not cave to party demands. Just because you believe in conservative economics doesn't mean you have to infuse that stance on all social questions.
There is less money to be made with small govt so donations won't be as high.
What bugs me is when repubs complain about dem spending when their candidate is no better or worse.
I think its more perceived as just not being an option. Right now we are a two party state with a third party the media makes sure never has a chance.
I do believe it will grow a lot in the next ten years. We are about to enter into the biggest depression since 1933 and a large reason will be a massive fed government that sucks at everything they do.
not even close.
it's because people are f*ing lemmings and can't be bothered to think for themselves. there are 2 main parties and it's simply easier to follow one of them than think for yourself.
Because the media refuses to acknowledge them. Take a look at Ron Paul's campaign this year. He had hundreds of thousands of supporters if not millions and the media just labeled him as a "crazy nutjob with no hope of winning". The media is in bed with the two parties and until someone can actually get one of the main stations (nbc, fox, or cnn) behind them, they have no chance of creating enough buzz to do that.
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Dude Ron Paul is for some good things but how much he wants to cut down the government frankly makes it so I'd never seriously consider voting for him, kind of like Tea Partiers.
The media is just putting what sells on TV.
Libertarians are few and far between and if.they start putting.them on the news, people will quit watching.
Its not some media conspiracy to keep them.quiet like libertarians believe. When 40% of the population starts giving a shit about libertarians,they will get some publicity . The 3% or whatever they have.now doesn't sell newspapers or TV time
Specifically, where do you think we shouldn't cut that Paul favors cuts?
Well, he wants to eliminate federal student loans. That's ridiculous.
I'm a good mix of libertarian and republican but I can't support that. That would give private student loans the edge to just shoot interest rates up to the maximum at what, 11%? No way man.
I like the libertarians but Ron Paul is a nut.
I would vote for Ron Paul if he had a legit shot at winning. But by voting for him you ensure that Obama gets re-elected. And our government offcials are a bunch of clowns, so RP is right for calling them out.
bullshlt. that's a GREAT place to start. this country needs WAY less college graduates. all that federal student loan money just breeds degree factories, which floods the market w/ weak professional talent.
If I may add a societal opinion to this: Wealth shouldn't be what determines whether or not you can go to college; your intelligence and ambition should. I'm not saying let's just let anyone into school, but higher education is not some perk of being rich.
Money Money Money, ... Money
& the fact that the Illuminati won't allow it. Just ask Jesse Ventura. The dude even left the US to live abroad
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