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.

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Thread: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

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    Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Hey everyone. Please be informed on the party's positions before commenting. I am a libertarian myself. But sometimes I do run into problems. Such as, I believe it is a persons right to take their own life. It is none of my business and if they feel that way so be it. For instance according to my stance Dr. Kavorkian should not have been punished for his actions of assisted suicide. But what would happen in a world where he was not punishd but let's say that someone who was mentally unstable came into the Dr's office and the doc just complied with his task and assisted in his death. Than what would happen? Or what if someone was drunk or mentally incapable of understanding a written contract between two adults that suggested that the husband could beat and rape the wife whenever he wanted? If she signed the contract but than it was found out she was not mentally stable? Who would step in and intervene in this type of situation?

    Also if a libertarian could explain to me what the parties position is on going after terrorists who attacked us on 9/11? Would this mean going after the Saudi's since that is where most of them were from? Or would we just sit back and tighten our own borders in hopes of preventing them from attacking us here? I know the Iraq and Afganistan war is not supported at least according to our libertarian homepage. I also know that certain libertarians are split on the war in Afgahnistan not Iraq.

    I also know that we only had .5 percent of the Nations vote. Is it even remotely possible we will ever win? Or see our policies take effect? Even in the likes of someone like Ron Paul running as a repub? Anyone know how many votes he garnered? Sometimes it is very depressing to be the minority. Makes me feel hopeless.

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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Hard to say. They worked fine for the first 100 or so years

    too many people have become addicted to entitlements and nanny state government which was the intent of the New Deal, Great Society etc. Dems created legions of addicts and going cold turkey would cause major upheavels as the parasites, the addicts and those who pander to them would revolt



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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    No, because they don't take human nature into account.

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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    The Libertarian party would have to win elections first, and that is not going to happen until they appeal to a larger segment of the population. It will be quite some time till we are ever in a position to find out. My guess is no. Libertarians seem to want to go to a simpler time that simply does not exist any more.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    No, libertarianism, much like communism, only really works on paper, because it doesn't account for human nature.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    I doubt libertarian domestic policies will work until they realize that private entities like corporations are just as much of a threat to individual liberty as government. Foreign policy would probably work pretty well. Still, the biggest problem with the libertarians is figuring out to get past winner-takes elections to try and grow the party.

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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    libertarians lol
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Libertarianism combines at least two trait that are not commonly paired in people. On one hand, it rejects conservatism's way of establishing a social order that is overly restrictive in terms of social roles. On the other hand, however, it does not see government as that vehicle which acts to level the playing field so as to limit the potential for exploitation within that social order.

    Liberals are more likely to view social justice above social order, so view government as the way to achieve such. Conservatives are more likely to view social order above social justice so are less concerned with the restrictiveness to begin with.
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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    No, libertarianism, much like communism, only really works on paper, because it doesn't account for human nature.
    Probably true now. Independence, self reliance and abhoring parasitic tendencies has been bred out of a majority of Americans thanks to the left



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    Re: Can the Libertarian party or policies ever work?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Probably true now. Independence, self reliance and abhoring parasitic tendencies has been bred out of a majority of Americans thanks to the left
    lol

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