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originally posted by: CB328
It isn't freedom. It's oppression disguised as "progress".
Last I checked there are a lot of people in this country with a lot of freedom. The ones who don't have freedom are the ones oppressed by business, who you don't want to regulate.
originally posted by: 8675309jenny
a reply to: CB328
Nice piece of condescending, partisan drivel. Before you even got started you had tarred and feathered Libertarians, based on your own pure conjecture that Libertarians are mostly Republicans.
Your own obscured perception and 2-party mentality immediately disable you from providing a meaningful analysis of anything political.
From the day I was 18 and had the right to vote, I cringed at the 2-party nonsense. I was pro-choice, yet pro-gun, socially liberal in many regards, yet financially conservative. I believed in strong borders, strong military, yet I'm non-interventionist. I support prayer in schools, yet I'm not religious at all.
If pressed to label myself when I was younger I would have to call myself a liberal. But I always stressed that to be Liberal, meant only that I believed in LIBERTY, and the freedom to do as you wish with you own life and body so long as it doesn't affect others.
So... sorry for not fitting into your cookie cutter, but here's a newsflash: ALMOST NO ONE DOES.
originally posted by: NonsensicalUserName
a reply to: Dfairlite
I think that's a fair bit misguided.
the left belives that, because the government gets its power from the people, it should work in the interests of the people. This means to some degree restrictions on liberties, (like driving drunk, or running a ponzi scheme, or selling securities backed by high-risk morgages, or misleading advertising and false claims).
American Libertarianism, for all its hype, is the marxism of the right-wing.