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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    100% for personal issues, 90% for economic issues. It used to be lower on the personal scale, but I was fourteen when I first took it.
    I'm not sure what keeps me from being 90 or 100 percent on personal issues. I should change some of my answers and see where they put me.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    j/k that you're not a his?
    No, just kidding him. I have been accused of being a "his" before, because of my persona and how I come across on forums such as this one, but I really am just a "her" with attitude. I tend to think like a man, but feel like a woman. It can be hell sometimes.
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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No, just kidding him. I have been accused of being a "his" before, because of my persona and how I come across on forums such as this one, but I really am just a "her" with attitude. I tend to think like a man, but feel like a woman. It can be hell sometimes.

    hmmmmm sounds interesting!

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm not sure what keeps me from being 90 or 100 percent on personal issues. I should change some of my answers and see where they put me.
    Every yes is 20% in its category. No's are 0%, and maybe/not sure is 10%. I guess you're just not as half-assed a I am.
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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    How so? It is legal and a personal choice? I thought Libertarians were all about a minimum of government?
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    The platform does show that the Libertarian Party is pro-choice, even if by default. However, one does not have to agree with all aspects of their party's platform. In addition, limited government does not necessarily mean no government. If someone ascribing to libertarianism believes abortion is murder, they have legitimate reasoning to support banning it. Libertarians, at least the vast majority of them, are not in support of legalizing murder, so if they think abortion is murder, they logically would support banning it. I don't think abortion is murder, but I'm just trying to explain the thought process of a pro-life libertarian.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    In regards to the poll: If all right-leaning Libertarians are just Republicans in disguise, then how come peeka chaka no wookiee boonawa tweepie Solo? Ho ho hoooo.



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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    The platform does show that the Libertarian Party is pro-choice, even if by default. However, one does not have to agree with all aspects of their party's platform. In addition, limited government does not necessarily mean no government. If someone ascribing to libertarianism believes abortion is murder, they have legitimate reasoning to support banning it. Libertarians, at least the vast majority of them, are not in support of legalizing murder, so if they think abortion is murder, they logically would support banning it. I don't think abortion is murder, but I'm just trying to explain the thought process of a pro-life libertarian.
    Nicely done, and based on your lean you're not a Libertarian. I'm impressed. Very nice post.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    I say no. A Libertarian believes in individual choice, even if it is a choice they don't agree with.
    You seem to imply that "pro life" means support of a gov't ban on abortion. That makes as much sense as implying that "pro choice" means the gov't requires all to fund those that choose abortion or to raise a child. The Libertarian position is pro freedom; if you choose either option (childbirth or abortion) that you, and you alone, must fund that choice.
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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    You seem to imply that "pro life" means support of a gov't ban on abortion. That makes as much sense as implying that "pro choice" means the gov't requires all to fund those that choose abortion or to raise a child. The Libertarian position is pro freedom; if you choose either option (childbirth or abortion) that you, and you alone, must fund that choice.
    Good point. That does get lost in the debate.

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