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  •  Libertarians are against government intrusion, (9+ / 0-)

    except in cases where they want government intrusion.

    "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have too much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little… I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clothed, ill-nourished." -Franklin Roosevelt

    by shoeless on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 09:54:12 AM PST

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    •  No, I think in some sense... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...(and I usually disagree with Libertarians views on govt. non-intrusiveness like for drugs, e.g.) you're stating the neocon's view which is everything's good except what I want illegal, a hopelessly dishonest political philosophy.

      However, what you say seems to be the case here. I think he's just pandering for a few % more votes among non-standard Libertarians, people who might be otherwise attracted to the most unattractive R presidential candidates in at least 4 years.

      "Recuerda siempre esto:. Luchan con el dinero y nos resistimos con el tiempo, y que van a quedarse sin dinero antes de que acabe el tiempo" -Utah Philips

      by TerryDarc on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 10:02:57 AM PST

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      •  I've never met a TRUE Libertarian then. (0+ / 0-)

        All the ones I've run into in my 62 years all have areas where they want the government to intrude into other people's affairs.

        A TRUE libertarian state wouldn't be a nice place at all. It would look a lot like HBO's version of Deadwood--but instead of Ian McShane's Swearingen, we'd have Ron Paul.  And even that Deadwood had a sheriff--and a fire department (volunteer).

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 04:42:48 PM PST

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    •  Thanks for clarifying that (0+ / 0-)

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      by JamieG from Md on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 10:40:51 AM PST

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