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Why do Liberals think Libertarians are conservatives?

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posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 10:21 PM
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I stand corrected on Paul then. I was going from memory and was not a Paul supporter, as he clearly sided with his conservative Christian beliefs over his professed libertarian ideals. And as others have pointed out, while claiming to be a libertarian, he clearly wasn't a true libertarian. As I posted previously, the conservatives co-opted libertarian ideals to appeal to a wider base, just as progressives have co-opted social liberalism.

As far as directing you to "another" libertarian, how about just going to the libertarian party's website and reading for yourself.

Libertarian Party


Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.
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posted on Oct, 14 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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This has become what is stupidest about political affiliation.

Being a libertarian is thinking for yourself. Standing firmly on your own two legs. I have seen lots of folks say things I agree with here. Some I don't agree with so much. But at the end of it all, if you uphold the individuals rights to do with themselves as they please, you are pretty much on target.

All the haggling about who does and does not fit into some narrowly defined box notwithstanding, obviously.





 
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