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Confessions of a former Libertarian.

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ps104_33, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Ps104_33

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  2. KenH

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    I like the smell of coffee but I don't like the taste. I forced myself to drink a cup of coffee one time years ago just so I can say that I have drank a cup of coffee. :)

    Anyway, to each his own. If the author of the piece no longer wants to be a member of the Libertarian Party that is fine with me. No ill feelings on my part.
     
  3. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    A very good point.
     
  4. KenH

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    From the article: "Ron Paul, whose name once graced the back of my first car, started sounding to me, less like a principled defender of American liberty, and more like a suited-up reject from the Summer of Love."

    I have to admit to some puzzlement by this comment by the author. Ron Paul voted to go to war with the folks that attacked these United States on September 11, 2001 - al Qaeda and its Taliban allies in Afghanistan.
     
  5. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    I thought it was clear that the article is more about the Libitarian party as a whole and not just about Ron Paul specifically.
     
  6. KenH

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    It is, but the author appeared to lump Ron Paul in with some other folks on this particular subject of going to war with al Qaeda and its Taliban allies.

    I know that there are libertarians who opposed this but I am not one of them and neither is Ron Paul.
     
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    I am not disputing what you say Ron voted on the war but in the snipet I posted from the article some of the rhetoric the author was bothered about is some of what RP has in fact said himself.
     
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  8. KenH

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    Personally, I am bothered by some of the rhetoric that all of the presidential candidates among the Democrats and Republicans have used. I have watched a lot of the debates among both groups.
     
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    The article certainly supports some of my post on the "Victimization of Libertarians".
     
  10. KenH

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    Pick just about any position(whether serious like yours or not) and one can find something somewhere on the Internet that supports it. :)
     
  11. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    True. IN this I case I did not do the picking.
     
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