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  •  I am always intrigued by the Paulian 'libertarian' (1+ / 0-)
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    angle used for their fervent anti-choice stance...that life begins at conception. How does Papa Paul claim to know this is unquestionable? It's scientific, of course. As a doctor who has delivered babies, he "just knows." So there you go, he has the right to control a woman's uterus.

    •  It's a fraud (2+ / 0-)
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      TKO333, 714day

      They are not genuine libertarians.

      To them and to other faux libertarians (like the Orange County Register editorial page), "Libertarianism" just means...

      1) They hate taxes.

      2) They hate the environment and want mega industries  to trash the environment free of government interference.

      3) They hate it when the guvmint tells Bubba not to discriminate in hiring and firing people.

      4) They hate "guvmint handouts" except when they have their own hands in the cookie jar.  Wanna bet that Rand flies first-class at taxpayer expense just like his dad does?

      Please help to fight hunger with a donation to Feeding America.

      by MJB on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 11:00:32 AM PST

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    •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

      Libertarianism is supposed to be about freedom for things you find personally abhorrent or against your own life philosophy, but others disagre with.  Banning medical procedures of any kind is nonsensical if you claim to be a libertarian.

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