Republicans should embrace Libertarianism

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    Wanna get the party back in the favor of the electorate? That is my suggestion. Libertarians have better positions on Democratic issues like social issues and on being "anti-war" and have better positions on Republican issues like taxation and fiscal issues. I think it would pull "moderate", the base will support anything with an R next to it and it would remove many of the Democrats main talking points. The only challenge will be reversing the changing opinion in this country in regards to welfare. We have really shifted to a culture where too many people believe in taking from some to give to others.

    "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

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    Gary Johnson got less than one-percent of the vote.


    Nobody buys your nonsense.

    Fail.
     
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    Yeah he also got zero press, zero federal funding, zero face time during debates, etc etc. He's not a perfect libertarian anyway but his track record as a head of state is way way better than Obama's or Romney's
     
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    After 4 years of Obama less people voted for Romney than McCain in 08. That's laughable. They need to fix the platform.
     
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    He got zero of everything because nobody buys what you assholes are selling.

    It takes more than esoteric theoretical nonsense to run governments.


    Hope that helps.
     
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    Ah you're one of those guys who think it required to take by force from people to run government despite that it has been done without doing so in the past.
     
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    See? Stupid theoretical bullshit spewed once again.

    You guys are fools and you simply do not matter.

    I just wish you would stop spamming the forum with your inane threads.
     
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    Im all for legalizing weed, keeping govt out of marriage decisions.

    But, I may be ignorant of some of the true Libertarian views, so let me ask:

    How does that ideology approach things like seat belt laws? Or noise ordinances at the local level? Business permits?

    The Libertarian ideals sound good on paper. But in practice do they work? Without a noise ordinance...something so little in meaningless in national scale, but, something I've thought Libertarians would oppose.......you would allow your college aged neighbors to set up giant speakers have have a 2am rave party every night while you try to sleep. And the local cops would have no power to do anything to help you. Is THAT the general Libertarian ideal??? That petty laws like that should be abolished? If so, what does one do in the above scenario, ask them to please turn it down? What if they say "Fuck off old man, get off MY property"??? DO you just go without sleep? Fight them and get arrested for assault??

    Libertarianism is a fun theory. Just think in modern society it isn't practical.
     
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    Go ahead and tell me how what you highlighted isnt true.
     
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    If taxes were voluntary, would you pay them? I wouldnt.
     

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