Develop a base? (i.e.: local, state, Congress, etc.)
Elect a President without a base?
Be included in Presidential debates?
Carry 10%+ of the Presidental popular vote?
Last edited by Catawba; 05-08-12 at 08:28 PM.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Under a true free market, monopolies would eventually form in many major industries. If not nationally, at least regionally. If you live in the upper midwest, and Oil Company A comes in and buys all of the gas stations stations one at a time, eventually people are left with no choice, yet they still have to buy gas, even if nobody likes Oil Company A.
At that point saying the market will decide is nothing more than a hollow talking point. It means nothing. Opening a gas station or forming an oil company is so cost-prohibitive that it is a moronic suggestion for the average person.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Free markets shift the power to those enjoying the benefit of possession. The "have-nots" are underrepresented in such a system. They have "nothing to lose except their chains". And sooner or later, they'll realize that.
I don't say that because I agree with Marxism. I just think it's realistic.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
A 21st century free-market economy requires effective and competent government. That's a fact that the libertarian movement better come to grips with if they want a popsicle's chance of being a legit political voice in America. Libertarians should be the voice of reason, wanting hard data and numbers from economists as to the truly best way to be a free-market economy with a role in future. They seem to be getting in their own way in some respects.
Last edited by RadicalModerate; 05-08-12 at 09:19 PM.
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.