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  •  Fuller Thom Hartmann quote (8+ / 0-)

    about Libertarians. You left out the naughty bit.

    I've often said that Libertarians are Republicans who want to smoke dope and get laid (they're in favor of decriminalizing pot and prostitution), but what Rand Paul is showing us that their worldview goes much farther than even a Republican like Richard Nixon - who brought us the EPA - would.  

    Libertarians believe we the people have no right to collectively get together and create an institution called government to protect ourselves from predators.  Instead, Libertarians believe in kingdom rather than democracy - they want the kingdoms of rich people and their corporations to have final say in all things both public and private, and thus total control over our lives.  And, amazingly enough, they call this "freedom."  

    In a way it is freedom - if you're a billionaire.  But as FDR famously said in 1936, a necessitous man - a hungry man with no home or job - is not a free man.  Government does have a role to play in protecting our commons and us, and the bizarre political theology of Rand Paul would totally undo the great work the Founders of our nation and Framers of our Constitution created.

    •  yeah, I left out the part about them (1+ / 0-)
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      effectively being the new Royalist party. If Jefferson knew that Libertarians thought they were crafted in his image he'd puke on them while spinning in his grave.

      To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

      by ontheleftcoast on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:19:09 PM PST

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