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Old January 6th, 2016, 10:45 AM   #1
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Libertarians are scary!!! just look.

On education:

“Mr. President, we can have world-class education. The first step is defunding and eliminating the federal Department of Education, abolishing Common Core, and allowing parents to take full control over their children’s education. Free-market competition will raise educational standards, lower costs, and prepare students to compete in a global economy.”

On ending the income tax:

“Here’s how we really grow the economy and create jobs: dramatically cut taxes and government spending. Libertarian candidates have pledged to sponsor legislation to cut federal spending to 1998 levels and eliminate the income tax. That means that you keep the money you earn, and spend it how you see fit: on charities and the arts, science research, education, and the health care of your choice.

“Eliminating the income tax also defunds government’s ability to infringe on our privacy, to create enemies through needless wars, and to imprison our fellow citizens for victimless crimes.”

On ending the War on Drugs:

“Mr. President, so many of your supporters have begged you to defund and end the War on Drugs, but you have refused their pleas. Drug prohibition separates families, fosters violence, and destroys communities. You can end the War on Drugs today, by doing what so many Libertarian gubernatorial and presidential candidates have pledged to do: pardon all nonviolent drug offenders.

“Libertarian candidates have pledged to completely end the War on Drugs, and thereby eliminate the black market profits that fund violent cartels. Ending the Drug War will make our streets safer, and people will no longer have to fear incarceration if they seek help overcoming an addiction.”

On online privacy:

“Americans should be able to use their computers and phones without fear of anyone listening in or recording their communications through mass surveillance. … To protect privacy, Libertarian candidates have pledged to defund the NSA’s mass surveillance program, repeal the Patriot Act, and massively downsize and consolidate redundant spy agencies.”

On war, military spending, and foreign intervention:

“Mr. President, your party and the Republican Party are damaging lives here and abroad through misuse and overuse of the military. Libertarian candidates have pledged to sponsor legislation to end all foreign military operations, shut down needless foreign bases, cut military spending by at least 60 percent, and bring our troops home.

“Even after those spending cuts, we will still outspend both Russia and China combined. We will also be safer, because our military will be focused on defense. We will stop creating enemies through unwarranted military intrusions.”


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Old January 6th, 2016, 11:26 AM   #2
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Private schools independent of government is scary. They might teach children how the Federal Reserve works or fail to teach the official version of history.
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More theoretical Ayn Rand crapola.
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Old January 6th, 2016, 11:52 AM   #4
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More theoretical Ayn Rand crapola.
i know, i know math can be frightening. its ok. take a breath and a prozac. relax. it will all be ok.

what about any of those statements do you find so scary? what makes any of them so off the wall to you?
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More theoretical Ayn Rand crapola.
At least we agree about Ayn Rand.
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At least we agree about Ayn Rand.
not a fan of rand?
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not a fan of rand?
No. Not a fan of Jewess Rand. Like all the other ideologies, most of the Libertarian gatekeepers are Jewish. Murray Rothbard for example. I don't really disagree with much of what he says, but as a gatekeeper he prevents things from being said that need to be said.
Ayn Rand OTOH, I do disagree with, especially her advocacy of monopolies.
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No. Not a fan of Jewess Rand. Like all the other ideologies, most of the Libertarian gatekeepers are Jewish. Murray Rothbard for example. I don't really disagree with much of what he says, but as a gatekeeper he prevents things from being said that need to be said.
Ayn Rand OTOH, I do disagree with, especially her advocacy of monopolies.
check out "the anthem" by rand. its short and open source, probably could even listen to it on commute. its different than her other works. very good. rothbard was an anarchist but him and mises broke down marx and the socialists so well that it is surprising that it has survived.
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We had an educational system before the Dept of Education. It failed and only allowed for those with money to have an education. We have heard all these arguments before, many decades ago, so long that many Americans have forgotten they were ever discussed before. Taxes are necessary, we need to educate all Americans, not just those who can afford it. I am a Libertarian on most issues, however some re off base and cannot work. I agree with decriminalizing drugs and with staying out of endless wars though.
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