Which party best represents "Libertarian" values?

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  1. shockedcanadian
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    I have never liked narrowly defined political membership. However, in the opinion of those on this forum, which party; the Democrats or Republicans better represents the classical "Libertarian" view?
     
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    Neither. But, my experience is that you will find more libertarian views in the GOP than in the Dems.
     
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    Neither...That's why there's a Libertarian Party.
     
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    Neither. But there are Libertarian minded people in both parties.
     
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    Neither... Or... The same. I mean they SAY different things... But they both DO the same things... So ... No difference.

    Edit: Well... Damn... I should have read the whole thread first and not typed out anything.
     
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    True... However I would speculate that the majority of those people won't be voting for Obama or Mitt this year... Which... Hurts republicans.
     
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    If you have to ask just do us all a favor and join the democrats
     
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    We've got DEMs here in Tennessee that are to the right of GW Bush.. And I agree -- you'll find Libertarian views in both camps.

    In particular on foreign policy and use of military force -- there's not a ounce of diff. Same on perfecting the BASIC functions of govt -- like enforcing immigration, ensuring honest and accurate elections and following the Constitution.

    Until we have parties based on PRINCIPLE and consistent PHILOSOPHY --- it's a Coke vs Pepsi type of choice.
     
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    None of the above.
    Each is equally closer to Mussolini's fascists than to the libertarians.
     
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    And that is one of the reasons why... LOL

    Help your party out man... go you.
     

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