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  • Bob Feen
    May 14, 2017

    Yeah I was pretty much a liberal before I came over. I think it’s more common than many might think.

  • Bill Green
    May 14, 2017

    You should consider joining the Democratic Freedom Caucus!

  • weneedtowork
    May 14, 2017

    Good luck getting the left to become libertarian. Say free market and watch their heads spin around like Linda Blair. Most believe Castro found a cure for cancer.

  • LeslieFish
    May 15, 2017

    The GOP is steadily dying of its own arrogance and stupidity. It it had intended to survive, it would not have effectively purged the entire libertarian wing of the party with its shabby treatment of Ron Paul. So now they need our help to win elections? Hah! Let them die their richly-deserved death. Let’s go out and court that growing number of disgusted voters who are registering “independent” these days. Here in Arizona, for example, more voters are registered “independent” and Libertarian than Republican and Democrat. The problem is that independents don’t have a reasonable choice of candidates to choose from, and Libertarians are stuck with the party’s choice, which is usually the worst of all possible compromises. If only the LP had nominated Alcott last election! …Nonetheless, our numbers are large enough that the mainstream media had begun taking notice of how many votes we get. Onward! America wasn’t built in a day.

  • jmillsintacoma
    May 15, 2017

    Honest Rs will admit that all their chatter about “smaller government” is fluff for the masses. In truth, they want a big, powerful government capable of making the world safe for big business and big enough to assure the spreading of conservative social values by force if needs be.

    Libertarians (big L and small l) are often taken in by the rhetoric of Rs and are made starry-eyed by the fantasy that somehow by sidling up to the GOP, they can get close to the levers of power. But, the GOP is interested only in getting libertarians to throw away their votes supporting conservatives. There is no chance that Rs will ever support the policy prescriptions of Ls, and Ron Paul, who sold his soul to get elected, found zero support for his ideas among the R caucus; he is proof positive that Ls are not Rs.

    Democrats have some wrong-headed ideas about the free-market and about how and why it works, but they have at least the integrity to look you in the eye and announce that they are taking your money and giving it to their friends. Rs do that too, but lie about it. And, of course, the Rs just have awful positions on social issues.

    Truth be told, libertarians have more in common with “lefties” than with Republicans. They just need to see through the rhetoric.

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