a reply to: Sublimecraft
Being from Australia, Libertarian is relatively new concept for me that I have really only discovered since my time on ATS (better than democrat or
IMO, A persons political party should be on a need basis. Pick the right tool for the job kind of thing.
At this point in time I'm in favor for libertarian ideals because its for: Small gov't ,fiscal conservative and the freedom for the people to decide
what social issues they agree or disagree with on an individual basis.
More importantly, In the US there is an obvious control of our gov't by the lobbyist and special interest groups. All our laws are drafted and created
by the dream team of Oligopoly Corporate lobbyist in this country. That is why we had our Representative in congress actually say “We have to pass
the bill so you can find out what is in it” . Pelosi wasn't lying they have no clue, because they aren't the ones with a team of lawyers on standby
to draft those laws. Our congress are just robo signers for the lobbyist who control our politicians image via the corporate owned media, control our
debates by their corporate owned two party system, and by their half billion dollar campaign requirements to run and stay in office.
That is why the market is rigged for the incumbent corporate behemoth. Competition seldom happens .If it does happen, its because of pure luck and
conflicting Oligopoly industries but never because of the consumer demands (ie: Net neutrality - Online Tech company [Google,netflix,amazon] VS
Now the Democrats have their hearts in the right place, but their brain is obviously near south of the border.
The fact that everyone in the US is aware of the blatant corruption by congress , you would have to be a fool to believe its a good idea to give them
more power and control.
Now the Republicans have a smaller heart and you would think their brain might be bigger , but in reality its a wash. They are aware that big gov't
doesn't work because of the corruption, but then they totally fall for the used car salesman tactic. The truth of the matter is the Republican PARTY
is no worse than the democrat in a compromised congress. Despite what Republican leaders spew out of their mouth they give you: increased gov't
involvement, rigged the market with corporate welfare bailouts, taken state rights away and trashed personal rights which are totally contradictory to
their supposed ideals.
The moral of the story on how I see it:
1. Corporate Oligopoly lobbyist dream team of lawyers create the laws in this country. Hence they want bigger gov;t and why #2. below happens.
2.The Democrat (DNC) and the Republican (GOP) party are in cahoots together. They are a tool of the Corporate Oligopoly lobbyist to make sure you get:
Bigger gov't, more taxes, less rights so they can control the consumer and the market by creating the laws. So far they are extremely good at their
3. Common sense tells you: If your gov't has corruption issues than you don't wan't to give them more power or control nor should you expect for them
to fix things FOR you that will break the Corporate Oligopolies sponsoring them.
Long story short In a corrupted gov't you need to downsize (Libertarians) , remove corruption loops holes, regroup, then look at the other ideals.
Sorry about the long rant but its beyond ridiculous to me how people allow themselves to be manipulated and not see what is happening to this Great
Country. Nor how they can't see the real issue or chose to ignore it . I see a sad picture for our future generations , for your and every ones
generations to be honest. These companies are no loner American companies they are GLOBAL companies with the world at their finger tips.
Unfortunately, they would never allow for a small gov't country to be successful. Liberland will surely end up being an axis of evil if successful.
Peter Thiel has been working on a libertarian island for years as well.
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