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  •  It was quite possible in Indiana. (1+ / 0-)
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    Rupert Boneham ran on the Libertarian ticket, and ran rather briskly to the left of Gregg in two areas.  

    1.  He offered unambiguous support for gay marriage in Indiana where John Gregg opposed it.

    2.  He supports a woman's right to choose whether or not to have an abortion unambiguously.  John Gregg opposes abortion.

    "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

    by Yamaneko2 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 07:49:49 PM PST

    •  These are orthodox libertarian points of view (0+ / 0-)

      It somewhat misses the point to call them further left. They amount to defenses of civil liberties/individual rights. There was a time when that was neither right nor left, or actually, could be either. There were civil libertarians in both the Democratic and Republican Parties, and also statists who supported violations of civil liberties in both major parties.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 08:50:33 PM PST

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