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Old 05-07-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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These principles - individual liberty, sound money, the Constitution, and the foreign policy of the Founding Fathers - have had no home in American politics for a very long time. With The Revolution: A Manifesto, I'm letting the establishment know we're not going away.

Finally, Americans can hear and judge these great American principles for themselves, instead of through an unfriendly media filter. And they can learn once and for all that they need not be satisfied with the phony choices the system offers them every four years. Another way really is possible.

Thanks for posting this, a timely reminder that libertarian conservatives haven't gone away.
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Haha...I'm thinking Lyndon LaRouche is getting a bit jealous here.
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Pauls stupidity over evolution and what I would consider softness on secularism are pretty unappealing; but that doesn't separate him from the rest of the GOP.
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Pauls stupidity over evolution and what I would consider softness on secularism are pretty unappealing; but that doesn't separate him from the rest of the GOP.

What do you mean by his stupidity over evolution?


The Libertarian Party is far from the GOP and the DEMS.


BIG GORVERMENT CONTROL or freedom
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I mean that he rejects it as just a theory, a type of statement that has a very familiar ring to it and RP is a republican.
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I mean that he rejects it as just a theory, a type of statement that has a very familiar ring to it and RP is a republican.



A_Wanderer,

Thanks for your reply.
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[q]Barr announces Libertarian presidential bid
Mon May 12, 2008 3:16pm EDT

By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr said on Monday that he will run for president as a Libertarian, a development that could pull some votes from Republican candidate John McCain.

Barr said neither McCain nor Barack Obama, the Democratic frontrunner, would rein in a government that he said has grown too powerful after the September 11 attacks.

"A vote for the status quo ... is really and truly a wasted vote, because it is not going to do anything," Barr said.

As a Georgia congressman between 1995 and 2003, Barr was a stalwart conservative and one of the leaders of the impeachment of Democratic President Bill Clinton.

But Barr has broken with the Bush administration in recent years over its domestic surveillance program and what he called its abuse of due process rights.

Barr's run on the Libertarian ticket could complicate things ahead of the November election for McCain, who has struggled to unite some conservatives behind his candidacy.

Roughly one-quarter of those voting in last week's Republican nominating contests in Indiana and North Carolina cast their ballots for candidates other than McCain. And libertarian-leaning Republican candidate Ron Paul has not formally withdrawn from the race.

Barr said several members of his former party have asked him not to run.

But he said his supporters "would not likely fall into the category of people who would be enthused about voting for John McCain, if such exist."

Barr's exploratory committee said in April that a poll it commissioned found he would get the support of 7 percent of likely voters.

Barr did not mention New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, the former First Lady, who trails Obama in the race for the Democratic nomination.

A matchup between Obama and McCain is unlikely to be close enough to be affected by any libertarian candidate, said Southern Methodist University professor Cal Jillson.

"I think we are in an election cycle here in 2008 that is leaning significantly toward the Democrats," Jillson said. "But if Obama stumbles and McCain gets close there is a possibility" that a third-party candidate could be a factor.

The Libertarian Party will pick its presidential candidate at its convention in Denver between May 22 and May 26. According to its Web site, it has gained ballot access in 28 states so far.[/q]
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this has been percolating for sometime

could be a big plus for Obama

it gives many Conservatives a choice other than McCain/Amnesty or Obama /Jeremiah Wright
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and McCain came out against torture the other night on O'Reilly.

who will the sadists vote for?
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because of where I live

most all of the people I associate with are Republican

and they have always not liked McCain

they also, are more anti-Obama than anti-Hillary

with that in mind I think some will find it easier to vote for Barr than McCain

of course in CA, it will not matter

but, in FL, OH and a couple more states,
this type of thinking could benefit Obama
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Why do American "libertarians" just seem to be nothing more than a bunch of reactionary social conservatives? Because I certainly don't see them supporting "liberty" in the larger sense.

I have a bit of a libertarian streak in me, at times, but it resembles absolutely nothing of the American definition of "libertarianism." They're just downright creepy--like "Scientologist creepy."
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who will the sadists vote for?
Without sadism, one reverts to the next best thing: self-centeredness.

Enter the U.S. Libertarian Party.
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