View Poll Results: Should/Can libertarianism work?

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  • Yes of course but first we need to become more known.

    28 31.82%
  • Yes but we will never get elected.

    10 11.36%
  • No and I'm damn glad of it.

    42 47.73%
  • No because we will never get well known/enough votes.

    8 9.09%
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Thread: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    dont the people elect the government?
    Yeah, and the way things are moving, I'd say most of the people voting are either stupid or ignorant of reality.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yeah, and the way things are moving, I'd say most of the people voting are either stupid or ignorant of reality.
    So what is your response? Complacency? Vive le democracie! gogo activism


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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    So what is your response? Complacency?
    My response is that it is my responsibility to vote, to manage and support my own life, and watch while this once-great nation starts slowly going the way of other failed and economically stagnating democracies.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My response is that it is my responsibility to vote, to manage and support my own life, and watch while this once-great nation starts slowly going the way of other failed and economically stagnating democracies.
    good. you and me bro. The rest of America is too apathetic to know whats up.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    good. you and me bro. The rest of America is too apathetic to know whats up.
    I'm not sure if it's apathy or idealism. Either way, it's destructive.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    actually, i heartily embrace a government which is willing to work to see that no child goes hungry and lives in a peaceful environment
    in the view of this old fart, if you can't dream it, then you will never accomplish it.

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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Even the most democratic government only represents 50.1% of us
    Than I suggest the other 49.9% get off their ass and vote. We get the government we deserve.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    AND.. another interesting point.

    The more democratic you go the more pissed off people get.

    Congress? Terrible approval ratings and the most transparent institution/most democratic

    Supreme Court? High respect and not very transparent

    Abolish the electoral college some people say? Rofl. And then what, the NSM wins 35% plurality in Arizona and we have a Nazi in the House of Representatives?

    People like to hate to love democracy :P
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by givejonadollar View Post
    I think the Libertarian Party is just a distraction.

    It would be my preference that they unite behind Ron Paul, and mobilize to take back the GOP, which was founded on many of the ideas that libertarians hold dear.

    Anything other than that is going to be a hard and long fight.
    I've lost all faith in the GOP. They sold out generations ago. They deserve to go the way of the dinosaur so we can get an actual small government party in office. The best thing to do would be for the actual small government component (or what's left of it) of the GOP to understand the futility of changing the status quo through support of the status quo and come over to support the libertarian candidates.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Than I suggest the other 49.9% get off their ass and vote. We get the government we deserve.
    Or they can be left alone to decide what is in their own interest. Like I said, pure democracy is nothing more than a glorified lynch mob. I don't care if it's the "tyranny of the few" or the tyranny of the majority". It's that first word in each that's important.
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