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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Libertarian Party. I voted for Ron Paul.
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Libman View Post
    Libertarianism is a relativistic term (one might argue whether Hitler or Stalin was more libertarian), but in the context of American politics it means being notably more libertarian than the mainstream. According to me this means:

    • If they don't believe in the strongest possible protection of physical property rights, then they're not libertarians.


    • If they believe in the enforcement of ANY "victimless crimes" (sex, drugs, etc), then they're not libertarians.


    • If they believe government spending should be above 10% of the GDP, then they're not libertarians.


    • If they don't agree that the military can be 80% as effective in providing actual defense (which is still way more than is necessary) for 20% the cost, then they're not libertarians.




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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Do you enjoy the knowledge you will never have any representation in our government?
    Do you enjoy the knowledge that there is a ruthless mafia gang out there somewhere that you're not a part of?

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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Do you enjoy the knowledge you will never have any representation in our government?
    That's speculation, obviously. Just because the two-party system has been perpetuated for quite some time does not mean it will last forever.
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Libman View Post
    Do you enjoy the knowledge that there is a ruthless mafia gang out there somewhere that you're not a part of?
    The analogy doesn't hold water. The Mafia doesn't pass laws and policy that affect all of us. You may view our current government or two party system as a gang of ruthless thugs infringing on our liberties, but libertarians becoming a part of government remains our best option for making things better. I never could understand why radical libertarians reject moderation if it could translate into electoral success.

    Unless of course you believe things are too far gone and its timed to exercise our right to an armed revolution, but I haven't met many if any libertarians that advocate that plan of attack.

    If you're not willing to rise up and overthrow the system (I'm not anywhere close to that) then you should be prepared to work within it.
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    The analogy doesn't hold water. The Mafia doesn't pass laws and policy that affect all of us. You may view our current government or two party system as a gang of ruthless thugs infringing on our liberties, but libertarians becoming a part of government remains our best option for making things better. I never could understand why radical libertarians reject moderation if it could translate into electoral success.

    Unless of course you believe things are too far gone and its timed to exercise our right to an armed revolution, but I haven't met many if any libertarians that advocate that plan of attack.

    If you're not willing to rise up and overthrow the system (I'm not anywhere close to that) then you should be prepared to work within it.
    Valid point. This is why I support the Libertarian party and the concept of Minarchism, even though I would prefer Anarcho-Capitalism(which, in my opinion, is idealistic).
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    I'm a registered Republican but I detest what the Republican party has become. There simply are not political parties in the United States that represent my views, therefore it doesn't really matter what I'm registered as, I disagree with pretty much all of them on some issue or another.
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Here's a few things I believe in:


    1. We are not the world's policemen.
    2. I am against "Nation Building"....except for rebuilding our own.
    3. I am for the Death Penalty as the only realistic punishment to protect ourselves from vicious sociopaths, for instance
    4. I'm in favor of a woman's right to choose abortion but would rather she choose adoption.
    5. Favor an individual's right to own & carry firearms but believe the state has a legitimate right to regulate them, based on their inherent danger.
    6. Believe that health care is a right, not a privilege & should be a shared expense...just like we share the expense of protecting each other from fire, criminals & foreign invaders.
    7. Favor capitalism but don't worship it like a religion. (Not everything should be done for profit)
    8. Think "Campaign Contributions" are simply bribes & shoukld be totally outlawed.
    9. Believe in strict term limits for all elected positions


    That's just a start, off the top of my head...


    WHAT AM I? (you pick a label/party for me)

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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Here's a few things I believe in:


    1. We are not the world's policemen.
    2. I am against "Nation Building"....except for rebuilding our own.
    3. I am for the Death Penalty as the only realistic punishment to protect ourselves from vicious sociopaths, for instance
    4. I'm in favor of a woman's right to choose abortion but would rather she choose adoption.
    5. Favor an individual's right to own & carry firearms but believe the state has a legitimate right to regulate them, based on their inherent danger.
    6. Believe that health care is a right, not a privilege & should be a shared expense...just like we share the expense of protecting each other from fire, criminals & foreign invaders.
    7. Favor capitalism but don't worship it like a religion. (Not everything should be done for profit)
    8. Think "Campaign Contributions" are simply bribes & shoukld be totally outlawed.
    9. Believe in strict term limits for all elected positions


    That's just a start, off the top of my head...


    WHAT AM I? (you pick a label/party for me)
    Seems like good positions, but what would be the qualifications to get money from the goverment? Or are you saying only the well off should run? I mean without contributions of some kind how will a person be able to get started?


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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Seems like good positions, but what would be the qualifications to get money from the goverment? Or are you saying only the well off should run? I mean without contributions of some kind how will a person be able to get started?
    Campaign funding is a complicated issue but that doesn't mean the present system of accepting bribes & "Owning" Congressmen is the only or best system we could ever devise.
    Details could be worked out. As I said....Term Limits is the place for all this to start. No one's CAREER should be elected office...That's just begging for chicanery, imo.
    Last edited by Devil505; 09-10-09 at 04:47 PM.

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