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AUsteriskPride
Auburn Fan
Hunstville, AL
Member since Feb 2011
11399 posts

re: Libertarian Party in the future


No, the two party system is here to stay. There is always a "crisis" to divert by voting for the other party. Every election year, it is always the "most important election ever"..

So there is always false urgency,leading most to wait until the next election to look around - but they never do, because the next election cycle brings another earth moving crisis. All the while they're told by the media how voting for a Libertarian minded candidate will cause nothing but a huge fricking crisis - starving children, dead grandmas, illiterate populous, terrorists roaming the streets, etc.



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maizegoblue
Michigan Fan
Michigan
Member since Jan 2011
79 posts

re: Libertarian Party in the future


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I'm a libertarian but do not support the Libertarian Party really.


Same here. They need to work on getting more libertarians throughout the Republican Party.

The Libertarian Party will never be successful. Too many people sucking on the government tit that liberals have created. People don't care about $16T in debt... all they care about is their Obama phone and Obama money.






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Zach
LSU Fan
Member since May 2005
61024 posts

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I think the LP will make inroads in local and state politics and the House of Rep. We'll never see a LP President. Hell, you could get 20% of the popular vote during a Presidential election and come away with zero electoral college votes.





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Lsupimp
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Member since Nov 2003
30081 posts

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The Libertarian Philosophy is hugely influential. Mostly within the Republican Party, specifically economically conservative circles.The Libertarian Party is on par with The Luddites or The Moops. The PARTY may as well not exist on a functional level. It's irrelevant.

The very nature of Libertarianism makes FORMING COALITIONS highly unlikely.Because it REQUIRES virtue and respect for the labor of others.Statism makes no such requirement on anyone, in fact it encourages Cultural Primitivism.

The nature of American politics requires compromise to gain and wield power. Applying Your Humble Pimp's Maxim that ALL INSTITUTIONS DRIFT LEFTWARD OVER TIME it is easy to see how the complete meltdown of The Republican Party and an abandonment of the playing field to Kleptocratic Democrats has left the country in economic disarray.

Libertarians propose to stop this by having a better argument. Which is laughable. Asking The American public to embrace the philosophy of Rothbard and Von Mises is utterly ridiculous.We are not virtuous enough to act virtuously. The State is triumphant, and we are subjects. We are no longer Citizens in any traditional American sense.

Libertarians win EVERY argument.
They just suck at governing.
Too many savages and cannibals in their midst.






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joshnorris14
Florida Fan
Florida
Member since Jan 2009
20601 posts

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The very nature of Libertarianism makes FORMING COALITIONS highly unlikely


You should read the thread I just started on the ISFLC. This is not the case at all.






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Lsupimp
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2003
30081 posts

re: Libertarian Party in the future


I'm sure if you stand by your mailbox long enough that Publisher's Clearinghouse check will eventually arrive too. Cross your fingers. And remember that while you stood there waiting and hoping , the State ran off with 85% of your private property and 75 % of your Constitution, Josh. But hey, you have a pretty awesome philosophy, that should suffice. And if things get really desperate, You can always beat back the savages with a speech about Free-market Anarchism, I'm sure...







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Blue Velvet
Colorado State Fan
Kenai, Alaska
Member since Nov 2009
15525 posts

re: Libertarian Party in the future


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The Libertarian Philosophy is hugely influential.
What are the facets of this philosophy?
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I'd actually argue that libertarianism is less of a philosophy than conservatism or liberalism.
Libertarianism is strictly a theory of government. It's all about what the government should and should not do. It makes no claims about how you should live your life on a personal level. Want to buy only fair-trade goods? Want to own more guns than you could possibly need? Want to buy up land in the woods and start a commune? Want to found a business that pays slave wages and sells overpriced garbage? Want to devote every waking moment of your life to worshipping God? Want to believe there is no god? All that is perfectly congruent with libertarianism, as long as you're not harming anyone else or their property.






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ever43
Auburn Fan
Raleigh, NC
Member since Aug 2009
1774 posts

re: Libertarian Party in the future


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Boudin


Nope, they never will. Only hope is to get a guy in the GOP primary that is polished enough to win. Ron Paul's single biggest problem was national defense.

As a seasoned GOP politico, I think libertarians are going to extremely important to move the GOP out of some of its bad habits.






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Jackalope
USA Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Apr 2009
1150 posts

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LP will remain fringe because the libertarian theology naturally breeds anti establishment disciples -- many of whom reject voting, and supporting elected officials.





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RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
87574 posts

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LP will remain fringe because the libertarian theology naturally breeds anti establishment disciples -- many of whom reject voting, and supporting elected officials.



There are very few libertarians, mainly hybrids like myself. We all know the value of any third party is to try to keep the other two honest and on their toes but it doesn't seem to do any good. Most people are firmly "establishment."







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