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    Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    A strange question you ask?

    Not really! I was shocked, really shocked yesterday when I learned the Cato Institute received a $80,000 a grant from Soros' Open Society Institute for "$80,000. See page 5 in the link below.

    Open Society Institute, U.S. Programs National Security and Human Rights Campaign Grantee Portfolio December 2010 I. National Se

    Now Glenn Beck, I think, professes to be libertarian and he trashes anything connected to George Soros as socialist or communist. I dont get it.


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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    A strange question you ask?

    Not really! I was shocked, really shocked yesterday when I learned the Cato Institute received a $80,000 a grant from Soros' Open Society Institute for "$80,000. See page 5 in the link below.

    Open Society Institute, U.S. Programs National Security and Human Rights Campaign Grantee Portfolio December 2010 I. National Se

    Now Glenn Beck, I think, professes to be libertarian and he trashes anything connected to George Soros as socialist or communist. I don’t get it.


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    depends, does CATO fit in this description?
    Quote Originally Posted by George Soros
    The Open Society Institute’s National Security and Human Rights Campaign provides grants to U.S.-based organizations working to promote progressive national security policies that respect human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law. The campaign’s grantmaking supports efforts to advance the following five policy goals:

    * End arbitrary detention and the use of secret prisons, restore due process, eliminate the use of torture and extraordinary rendition of terror suspects, and close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
    * Reform surveillance laws and policies to restrict warrantless and unchecked surveillance and restore broad privacy protections at the federal, state, and local levels.
    * Ensure that anti-terrorism laws and law enforcement activities do not target freedom of speech, association, or religious expression.
    * Reduce the practice of racial, ethnic, and religious profiling of Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Middle Eastern (MASA) individuals and communities, and build the capacity of MASA organizations to fight abusive national security policies disproportionately directed at them and promote the acceptance of MASA communities in American society.
    * Decrease government secrecy, restore strong oversight of executive action taken in the name of national security, and expose and hold U.S. government officials and private actors accountable for abuses and violations of the law.
    Yes? No? Please enlighten us, why is Soros funding CATO? I'm sure it must disappoint you.
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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Heh, this topic was short lived.

    I think it's been apparent for quite some time that Cato's foreign policy is strictly libertarian, and as a result isn't popular with all mainstream conservative groups. However, as Darkwizard points out, only a complete dullard would think that implies socialism.

    Next time pbrauer, I'd look and see why the money is being donated; it'll avoid embarrassing moments like these.

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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    Heh, this topic was short lived.

    I think it's been apparent for quite some time that Cato's foreign policy is strictly libertarian, and as a result isn't popular with all mainstream conservative groups. However, as Darkwizard points out, only a complete dullard would think that implies socialism.

    Next time pbrauer, I'd look and see why the money is being donated; it'll avoid embarrassing moments like these.
    Embarrassing moment? Not on you life pal, my tongue was firmly placed in my cheek when I started this thread. It's not about Cato, but (((GB))).

    Glenn Beck *Now Entangled In Soros Web | Media Matters for America


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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Embarrassing moment? Not on you life pal, my tongue was firmly placed in my cheek when I started this thread. It's not about Cato, but (((GB))).

    Glenn Beck *Now Entangled In Soros Web | Media Matters for America
    How did I KNOW Media Matters was at the root of this?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    How did I KNOW Media Matters was at the root of this?
    Why does it matter? The information I povided is accurate, they used Google to find it. And looking back, there is more grant money than I thought.

    Cato Institute
    $80,000 over 2 years to support a public and policymaker education campaign on the threats to civilliberties that a national system of identification would pose.

    Cato Institute
    $150,000 over 3 years to support the Civil Liberties and Counterterrorism Initiative as it engages withnational security, counterterrorism, and foreign policy experts from across the political spectrum in thedevelopment and dissemination of policy recommendations for an effective counterterrorism strategy thatprotects civil liberties, human rights, and the rule of law.

    Cato Institute
    $37,150 over 1 year to support a project to educate policymakers and the public on the dangers of anational system of identification and monitor efforts to create such a system.

    Cato Institute
    $25,935 over 1 year to support a project to educate policymakers and the public on the dangers of anational system of identification and monitor efforts to create such a system


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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    How did I KNOW Media Matters was at the root of this?
    You didn't think he actually had an original thought did you?

    lolololololololol
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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    You didn't think he actually had an original thought did you?

    lolololololololol
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    Just curious... I want to make a poll, but it has a lot of possible answers.

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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    You didn't think he actually had an original thought did you?

    lolololololololol
    Do you have an original thought about George Soros giving money to the Cato Institute? George Soros is the guy your hero, Glenn Beck, like to demonize.


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    Re: Is the libertarian think tank Cato Institute a socialist/communist organization?

    The CATO Institute is proof that both Hell and the Devil exist.
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