User Profile: Libertarian

Libertarian

Member Since: September 02, 2010

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  • [3] July 26, 2015 at 10:36pm

    The fluctuations in poll numbers makes me nervous. Conservatism is mostly a philosophy of logic, not one of feelings, soundbites and identity politics. Don’t get me wrong, I agree with Trump version 2.7. I just didn’t agree with the prior versions of Donald Trump, the ones that donated to Democrats like Charlie Wrangle, Chuck Schumer, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry. If you are in business for 40 years and only recently realize that you are donating to anti-business Dems — then you are a slow learner.

  • [1] July 22, 2015 at 10:33pm

    **mouth breather** did I hear him say butter?

  • [13] July 11, 2015 at 6:24pm

    You are wrong on a few points ModRepub.

    America is the greatest country in the world because of economic freedom – capitalism.

    Monopolies are a product of government intervention and not the free market. 97% of jobs in America were on the farm in the early 1900’s now it is only 1%. That is not because food is in less demand, it is because of innovation and technology – the true wealth creator.

    I applaud people (Walmart) for amassing huge sums of wealth. Policies I support are about individual liberty not manipulation, redistribution or socialism.

  • [11] July 11, 2015 at 5:47pm

    zapparules,

    The answer to your laundry list of questions is – let business figure out what is best for them not some empty-suit politician. Don’t empower the worst people in society to manage what they do not understand.

  • [8] July 11, 2015 at 5:41pm

    Economics: the conservative/libertarian divider.

    No minimum wage. Politicians cannot manage their own budgets much less the economy.

    ModerateRepublican is absolutely wrong. He is still parroting 18th century protectionism. The 40 hour work week was a result of demand, not some law or union. It came from a corporate CEO – Henry Ford, thank you.

  • July 11, 2015 at 1:30pm

    P.S. The only real difference between a libertarian and conservative is consistency, economics and warfare. I believe we are on the same team with minor differences. Libertarians want liberty, conservatives want some liberty and government under their terms. :)

  • July 11, 2015 at 1:13pm

    Buckshot67,

    The internet has made historians out of all of us. I am ignorant of our history, but you are not. You bring “feelings” into this like the progressive left. I look at it completely objective, I have no bone in this fight. Let’s move past the personal.

    The confederate flag was adopted and flown on behalf of the fight to preserve slavery. The United States flag was created out of the liberation of a foreign government. Atrocities are done under every flag.
    Question, would you support a German community in America flying a Nazi flag under the auspices of “traditionalism”?

    I say now, however, as I have all the while said, that on the territorial question — that is, the question of extending slavery under the national auspices, — I am inflexible. I am for no compromise which assists or permits the extension of the institution on soil owned by the nation.
    –February 1, 1861 Letter to William H. Seward

    I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think, and feel. And yet I have never understood that the Presidency conferred upon me an unrestricted right to act officially upon this judgment and feeling.
    –April 4, 1864 Letter to Albert Hodges

  • [2] July 10, 2015 at 10:22pm

    P.S. Sharpton made his living as a race-baiting hypocrite.

  • [2] July 10, 2015 at 10:13pm

    Squeeze127,

    I completely agree with you that the Democrat Party is guilty of everything you referenced and it should be thrown in their face again and again. :)

  • [-2] July 10, 2015 at 10:11pm

    Shotty,
    Here is an analogy. I am prolife. Abortion is like slavery in which people treat a fetus like disposable chattel. I live in a country and in a state where this happens every day. You would never see me in a Margret Sanger t-shirt or flying a Planned Parenthood flag. Nor should people adopt, wave or pride themselves on symbols of slavery. Is your argument that the second confederate Navy Jack does not represent the confederacy? A confederacy which fought and killed to maintain the legal ownership of other men, women and children.

    E6under2,
    No because ice cream doesn’t represent slavery. A flag is a symbolic representation that resembles a principle or an idea (don’t tread on me). Many flags represented the south during a bloody time in our history, the major disagreement was about the ownership of a fellow human being. It is a very simple question/answer. You think it is okay to fly one of the flags flown by the confederacy raised in the Civil War? We can agree to disagree. As I said, tradition is the bane of conservativism.

    Squeeze127
    Nice spin. I respect what you are saying but disagree with it completely. The Confederate Navy was the naval branch in the American Civil War and flew the Second Confederate Navy Jack, between 1863-1865. I believe it is a mistake for individuals to fly any of the flags flown by the confederacy.

  • July 10, 2015 at 3:45pm

    I do not understand my fellow conservatives or libertarians on this issue. Anything tied to slavery, be it Hitler, Mao, Kim Jong Un or the confederacy should be shunned. It is not about political correctness. It shouldn’t be about “tradition,” because it is about slavery. I am not ignorant to the “stars and bars” or its history. Surely, items should be preserved for historical purposes but taking pride in the confederacy or its symbolism should be shunned. Liberals are wrong 99% of the time and use identity politics for votes – this is not something we should fight for. Traditionalism is the bane of conservatism.

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  • [3] June 22, 2015 at 10:06pm

    Fox News is conservative. It is undeniable. I do not begrudge a network or media for this. Each side has their watchdogs.

    The two party system is the least worst of the options for electing people to serve in government.

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  • [4] June 22, 2015 at 9:10pm

    Fragulator, your avatar on this forum made me wipe my laptop monitor twice. Your avatar looks like a piece of spit-up food.
    The pope does wreak of the false prophet.

  • [15] June 21, 2015 at 11:46pm

    Feminists war on dads. Check your privilege dads.

  • [1] June 1, 2015 at 9:30pm

    Sensing a dash of sarcasm with a sprinkle of scorn. Ahhh yes, the perfect ingredients. You are correct brigott.

  • June 1, 2015 at 9:25pm

    Curious who Beck supports this time around.

  • [3] June 1, 2015 at 9:16pm

    Brooks is precisely right if you have been in a coma for the last 6 years.

  • [1] May 31, 2015 at 2:46am

    Kid, sorry if I confused you. That last line was a spin-off of my guy Pat Henry’s famous line at the convention. You a HuffPo troll?

  • [54] May 30, 2015 at 1:16am

    Twofer: Free speech is awesome and these events could very well draw out sleeper cells.

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  • [10] May 30, 2015 at 1:10am

    Sour-Kraut is the chosen pen-and-paper martyr. He has been delegated to defend the good ole’ boy community club, the chosen, knighted, and blessed among the Republican echelon. Others will swoop in to defend Sour-Kraut. He will be the driver of this bandwagon, political opportunists will jump on like the village bicycle.

    I am an elected Republican and I can’t stand my party’s right wing good ole’ boy club. I will not pull the lever for the establishment in 2016. I have done this too many times. Give me liberty in 2016 or give me the death of my country.

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