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    Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Simple question. Do you think drug legalization would move a noticeable number of libertarians to another ideology as one of their core issues is resolved to their satisfaction?

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Simple question. Do you think drug legalization would move a noticeable number of libertarians to another ideology as one of their core issues is resolved to their satisfaction?
    I don't know, but I do think potato chip sales would go up.

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Simple question. Do you think drug legalization would move a noticeable number of libertarians to another ideology as one of their core issues is resolved to their satisfaction?
    I'm not quite grasping your question.

    Are you suggesting that some people are libertarians *because* they support legalizing of drugs? And if the Reps or Dems favor, support and push through legalization of their favored drug they, then, might becomes said party?

    Sure - a few people might be like that - But enough to make a *difference* - no.
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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I'm not quite grasping your question.

    Are you suggesting that some people are libertarians *because* they support legalizing of drugs? And if the Reps or Dems favor, support and push through legalization of their favored drug they, then, might becomes said party?

    Sure - a few people might be like that - But enough to make a *difference* - no.
    Yes, that is essentially my question.

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    It would certainly reduce the number of Librarians. You know the type: mousy by day, tigress by night.

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    To be honest, everytime I hear someone is a Libertarian, I chuckle inside.

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    I don't believe so - I would be shocked if this were true. What makes you think that it is possible for a large number of libertarians to be libertarians simply because they are for legalization of MJ? I'm not saying it's not - just curious.

    I suppose this group would potentially be some previous GOP members that support everything GOP except MJ legalization. I mean, Dem's already vote that way, no? And so if Dem's go to Lib party they don't do it for MJ. GOP members may go to Lib Party for MJ. But that's not the primary thing the Lib party is pushing for. What the lib party is pushing for is a smaller gov't which goes against the dem party and the GOP... so I would be shocked if somebody prioritized MJ legalization so far that that became the reason for changing parties.

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    I think it would reduce the number of druggies that claim to be libertarian from being politically active.
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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    I think it might reduce the number of younger Libertarians, but in the more mature element, no.
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