View Poll Results: Should/Can libertarianism work?

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  • Yes but we will never get elected.

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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    I don't think a libertarian party will ever be elected. It would be best for libertarians to elect libertarian Republicans. I personally don't agree with the libertarian political view, but much of it I support (like less government)

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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    I think "some" libertarian policies would work/be beneficial. Will the libertarian party ever be a force in that they win elections? No. The two party system is too entrenched and well funded. They would be better served to ride the coattails of the respective parties through representatives in the house and senate through both parties. With the exception of far left districts, I think libertarians could covertly run in either party and espouse some ideals that would appeal to the traditional voters in those districts. On the "right" side they could espouse the ideals of fiscal conservatism/smaller government/right to bear arms, and in left leaning districts they could win on platforms of gay rights/abortion/non-interventionist policies.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't think a libertarian party will ever be elected. It would be best for libertarians to elect libertarian Republicans. I personally don't agree with the libertarian political view, but much of it I support (like less government)
    Can you explain the difference between a Libertarian and a Libertarian Republican please?
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I think "some" libertarian policies would work/be beneficial. Will the libertarian party ever be a force in that they win elections? No. The two party system is too entrenched and well funded. They would be better served to ride the coattails of the respective parties through representatives in the house and senate through both parties. With the exception of far left districts, I think libertarians could covertly run in either party and espouse some ideals that would appeal to the traditional voters in those districts. On the "right" side they could espouse the ideals of fiscal conservatism/smaller government/right to bear arms, and in left leaning districts they could win on platforms of gay rights/abortion/non-interventionist policies.
    Give me a break with all of this over exaggerated "far-left" nonsense. No district is far left in the United States comparative to the rest of the world.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    Give me a break with all of this over exaggerated "far-left" nonsense. No district is far left in the United States comparative to the rest of the world.
    What is it with you people? When discussing the internal politics of america, we somehow have to draw comparisons to the leanings of "the rest of the world"?

    Give me a break.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    What is it with you people? When discussing the internal politics of america, we somehow have to draw comparisons to the leanings of "the rest of the world"?

    Give me a break.
    Define far-left and then tell me if any district in the U.S. has a majority voting trend of "far-left"
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Can you explain the difference between a Libertarian and a Libertarian Republican please?
    A libertarian Republican is a Republican with a libertarian political view. Republicans are usually conservative, moderates, liberals (in rare cases), and libertarians. I believe Ron Paul is considered to be a libertarian Republican (I may be wrong, I don't really know how he describes himself).

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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    A libertarian Republican is a Republican with a libertarian political view. Republicans are usually conservative, moderates, liberals (in rare cases), and libertarians. I believe Ron Paul is considered to be a libertarian Republican (I may be wrong, I don't really know how he describes himself).
    I meant more issue wise. A republican tends to be tax cuts, deregulation, socially conservative, strong military. In what way is a Libertarian different? The last 2?
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    Define far-left and then tell me if any district in the U.S. has a majority voting trend of "far-left"
    Far-left, by American standards would be places like San Fransisco/ the Pacific NW. The NE/portions of great lakes go blue quite a bit but they are typically labor democrats. I wouldn't call them "far-left" by our standards.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I meant more issue wise. A republican tends to be tax cuts, deregulation, socially conservative, strong military. In what way is a Libertarian different? The last 2?
    I would imagine that libertarian Republicans would be for more personal moral freedom. Not necessarily taking the stance of being socially liberal, but saying that the government shouldn't make laws for socially moral reasons. For example, I would imagine that they would support gay marriage, not necessarily because they believe homosexuality is acceptable and ok, but because the government should be limited to an extreme and not be allowed to define marriage as a union only between a man and woman. With the military, I would think that they would have more of an isolationist view, meaning not getting involved in other countries or starting wars. I think they would support a strong national defense, but would have a foreign policy view of not getting into anyone's business. I don't think they would be anti-military, but would be against a foreign policy where we go to war with regimes and for reasons other than sheer self defense. However these are just my opinions, I can't speak for every libertarian or libertarian Republican.

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