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DeltaDoc
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The biggest inconsistency is the lack of any real spending cuts in 30+ years. Democrats aren't any better at it, but then again, they don't position themselves as the party of smaller government.


Can't argue with that...although in 2008, Obama certainly ran on a platform that insinuated smaller government in some respects.






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heehaw
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Libertarians aren't supportive of those things. Sort of takes the "liberty" out of "libertarian".


No shite sherlock.

I was pointing out that many Republicans claim to be small government, but when these issues come up they are for government interference.






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Srbtiger06
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I was pointing out that many Republicans claim to be small government, but when these issues come up they are for government interference.


Then why mention libertarians at all?






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heehaw
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The better question is why do some of these Republicans call themselves libertarian? Sure, they might share the same views on taxes and social programs, but not on a multitude of other issues.





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HempHead
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Appalachia
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Who are we talking about here?





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junkfunky
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So you agree with every issue of your party's platform?







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heehaw
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I dont have a party.

My point is that they pick and choose what they are small government on when government is equally incompetent, inefficient and overbearing in anything it touches. Beggars cant be choosers.






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MFn GIMP
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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How can you be for small government, yet claim its alright to tell people what they can or cant put into their body (drugs), who they can marry, or if they can have an abortion?


I support drug legalization. I support gay marriage and polygamy and any marriage contract between 2, or more, consenting adults. I don't support abortion because I view it as murder. Does supporting laws against murder make you a big government supporter?

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The biggest is the death penalty/abortion one. Both parties have, life is sacred unless its not sacred.

I understand this argument but I don't see the inconsistency. One is about protecting innocent life the other is about punishing convicted criminals.

I don't see the inconsistency on it from the Democratic perspective either. To them, a fetus isn't life and thus has no right to protection while a criminal, no matter what they have done, do.



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ljhog
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Member since Apr 2009
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I don't think there should be prohibition of any sort

So then no bag limit on democrats, I take it.






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