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  •  Too bad you have ADD (8+ / 0-)

    And no patience to read a well-written, well-argued, perfectly lucid post. But here it is so that even you might read it through.

    When Republicans call themselves "libertarians" they really stand for:
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    Every man for himself.

    Devil take the hindmost.

    Might makes right.

    Blame the victim.

    Everyone else should have less, so that I might have more.
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    This is at the root of their "philosophy." Government is fine with them so long as it reinforces and maintains the above.

    "Lash those traitors and conservatives with the pen of gall and wormwood. Let them feel -- no temporising!" - Andrew Jackson to Francis Preston Blair, 1835

    by Ivan on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 07:56:16 AM PDT

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    •  Ahhhhhhh... (0+ / 0-)

      ...but you make my point for me.  84 concisely written words.  When I sold (life) insurance I was taught never to say blah, blah, blah when blah will do.

      I wearied of the pontification long before I got the message.  The author was his own worst enemy.

      750 words.  A magic number.

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