again, I have to question how a "centrist" could make such comments. The hyperbole you are exhibiting could only come from a dyed in the wool lefty of the highest order. So if you aren't honest with yourself how can I possibly believe you?
PS thanks for not accusing republicans of wanting to go back to slave days and stopping at the 1950's, thought I'm sure if I give you more time....
This sort of thing is why I don't understand why libertarians vote for Republicans and not Democrats. Liberals and libertarians take the same positions about civil rights. The only real point on contention is guns, but a Democratic party that had to respect the wishes of its pro-gun libertarian constituents would take away what little effort it currently spends on gun control measures. The Republican party is the socially repressive one, stripping people of their rights in the name of one religion. That would put libertarians squarely on the liberal side of social issues. And when it comes to economic measures, neither Rs nor Ds implement a small government agenda. Democrats tax and spend and Republicans spend without taxing. Neither side don't spend, they just spend on different things. Libertarians will never get the small government they want from Rs or Ds, but they will get a freer society, ungoverned by religious mores, from Ds.
I don't understand why libertarians who actually believe in their principles don't vote D. I understand why the ones who are ultimately just selfish pricks and support whatever government methods will just get them personally more wealth or power. But what person who cares enough about politics to come onto this site would place themselves in the second category? Many such posters on this site like to fancy themselves the first kind when they're really the second. So I guess I answered my own question. Libertarians who believe in something greater than themselves go D, libertarians who believe in nothing but themselves go R. Sadly, most libertarians, in my experience, are that latter group.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
I don't know. Myself, I'm probably the farthest thing from a libertarian there is. I'm right of center on most social issues, left of center on foreign policy and gun rights, and left of center on most not all economic issues. Neither Dems nor Repubs appeal that much to me, both have pros and cons.
What? You can barely speak for yourself without managing to come out looking like a dishonest player....Please don't presume to speak for the whole of "Most Americans"....Basically he said what most Americans believe.
Don't know why the rifle, or gun scares you so much. But, I'll tell you what scares me, and that people like you that would curtail the rights of others, who would tell others what to believe, who use the most dishonest of arguments to twist, spin, and lie in order to get their way...But, I am not scared of them in the, 'I'd run, if face to face' sense, but rather scared of what they are doing to this country, and world...I would have thought that after the failures of the Soviet Union, and the socialized eastern block of Europe, and after the ugly face of the uber leftism of Socialist Fascism of the 1930's, that we'd become more enlightened and not travel that road again....Unfortunately...that sadly doesn't seem like we've learned much...We are marching toward it again, Thanks but no thanks.You all who want to deny others their freedom at the end of your assault rifles aren't welcome here.