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People gush about Ron Paul, the Libertarian-in-Republican-clothing, but exactly what does his vision for government involve?  Is it realistic?  More importantly are most of these Libertarians stoned out of their heads most of the time and have no concept of reality?  We take a look as we interview anrcho-capitalist libertarian, Scott Horton from and pirate radio in Austin, TX.

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Dissecting the Libertarian Government Model - Is Ron Paul promoting a utopian pipe dream?

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Originally posted to Pile on Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 12:19 PM PDT.

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  •  As a libertarian... (3+ / 0-)
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    DaleA, skrekk, FreedomDemocrat

    ...I really wish people would stop calling Ron Paul a "libertarian in Republican clothing".  He isn't.  He's a true conservative, and still a bit less libertarian than Goldwater.  And while many libertarians are sympathetic to Paul (including me, in many ways) it does little good to describe him that way.

    The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. ~ H.L. Mencken

    by Jay Elias on Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 12:18:14 PM PDT

  •  Stoned, "reality" (1+ / 0-)
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    Jay Elias

    Evidence that cannabis causes a disconnect?

    Can I interest you in a chess match for serious $? Say $10,000? I'll smoke as much as you think it takes to get "stoned out of my head."

    Democratic Candidate for US Senate, Wisconsin 2012

    by ben masel on Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 12:42:52 PM PDT

  •  Hillary vacations with the Bushes (0+ / 0-)

    And it's an open secret.  How far Ron Paul would get on his lonesome maybe Carter could tell you, but the one that Neocons want is Clinton.  

    I have lost count of the Republican people I know who have registered Democrat just to make sure that she makes the primary, because she's business as usual.  She's from a Republican family and was active in politics on that side first, and didn't switch parties until 1968.  She was President of the Young Rebublicans and attended the 1968 Republican National Convention in Miami -- not just a cradle Republican.     That would make her 21 -- not a teenager, and certainly not a "girl".  

    You think that we have a house full of Democrat Dogs now?  

    I'm a lot less scared of a Republican constitutionalist more on his own politically than Carter was than of someone that promises us more of the same as we have now.  


  •  My encounter with a Ron Paul supporter (6+ / 0-)

    from about a month ago:

    So this morning I'm in the drive-through line at my local McDonald's. I always have to turn off the radio there because of interference, my a/c is broken so my windows are open, and the person at the window three cars ahead must have made some sort of special order because no one's moving. From the pick-up truck behind me I start hearing someone yelling. As I start to focus a little, I figure out that he's apparently yelling at me, or more specifically, the faded Kerry/Edwards '04 sticker in my back window. Great, I think, a goddam wingnut, and I haven't even gotten my coffee yet.

    After a moment, though, he also starts yelling about Bush and Skull and Bones, about Geronimo, and that Prescott Bush was a Nazi and that the CIA was founded by Nazis. The CIA controls all the banks. There were no planes on 9/11 - Bush blew the WTC up himself. The people who call themselves Jews aren't Jews - they're descendants of the Khazars. They're all Zionists, and they're trying to kill all the few remaining Jews, the real descendants of Shem, whom the media calls Palestinians. Those Hasidim who live up on the other side of town? All Zionists. I'm a real patriot. Ron Paul is gonna put us back on a real financial basis and get us away from the Bilderbergers and Freemasons. He's a real patriot, like me. I know what the real truth is. I've studied these things. You know why people like JFK and Diana have torches on their graves - that means the Illuminati took 'em out and are bragging about it...

    At this point, I can't hold my silence anymore, because whenever someone mentions Diana in one of these conspiracy rants, it means one thing.

    I yelled back at him, "So you actually believe that the Queen of England is a seven-foot tall lizard?"

    He's taken aback for a second, then says in a much lower, but still audible voice, "Get a cat." That had me puzzled for a moment, and then he said "Cats hate reptiles. Cats are reptiles' natural enemies". So I guess he was letting me know how I could figure out who was a giant lizard and who wasn't. At that moment the logjam at the take-out window finally broke and I was able to get my coffee and go.

    Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

    by milkbone on Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 01:13:57 PM PDT

    •  Lollo (2+ / 0-)
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      homogenius, Pris from LA

        Damn, that was great.  Wish I'd been there.  'Twould have been such a joy to see Ron Paul and Lyndon LaRouche and David Icke tied up in one neatly-ribboned package, with Queen Elizardbeast II's finger on the string!

        I like your Old English alliterative couplet sig, btw: Mind shall be sterner, heart bolder, spirit greater as our strength lessens.

      •  What I couldn't figure out (2+ / 0-)
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        WIds, Pris from LA

        is why he was at McDonald's. If anyone is in on the conspiracy, they'd be. Their food must be loaded with things that keep us from seeing the giant lizards in our midst.

        Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

        by milkbone on Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 01:43:59 PM PDT

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