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LSD Libertarians
« on: July 14, 2007, 11:10:01 PM »
Reveal yourselves!

Not that you'll want to after reading what this thread has turned into.
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Re: LSD Libertarians
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007, 11:39:57 PM »
I'd like to associate w/ other libertarians, except that many people who call themselves libertarians are anything but.


What makes you a libertarians, Capt Emory?
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Re: LSD Libertarians
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007, 11:47:49 PM »
Reasons the Captain is a Libertarian:

1) I believe in free-market economics, invisible hand and all that. I rarely stray from those beliefs, and
2) I vehemently oppose anything resembling socialism.
3) I do not believe in victimless crimes


Free economy
Free society

Yaaay libertarianism.

Oh, and I don't think that Ron Paul is a true libertarian (he's against free trade and open borders, which are part and parcel with a true free-market), but I'd vote for him anyway.
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Re: LSD Libertarians
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007, 11:50:35 PM »
Do you believe in market failures?
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Re: LSD Libertarians
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2007, 11:53:03 PM »
Do you believe in market failures?

Me?  Yes.

That was directed at CE, but I imagine the existence of market failures is pretty irrefutable.
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Re: LSD Libertarians
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2007, 11:58:20 PM »
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Re: LSD Libertarians
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2007, 12:02:47 AM »
Not registered w/ any party.  Hoping to delay affiliating myself w/ a party forever.
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Re: LSD Libertarians
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2007, 12:05:09 AM »
I know there are two of us, but are there any others? Sometimes (like in the Sicko) thread, I get the feeling that law school is going to be full of commies or at least pseudo-socialists.
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Re: LSD Libertarians
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 12:10:02 AM »
Do you believe in market failures?

Sure. Your point?

2) I vehemently oppose anything resembling socialism.

Why?

Why not?

I'd rather not lock myself into such a pigeonhole as a party affiliation.

I'm not referring to the LP. I am registered without a party affiliation, but my personal politics are at the Libertarian end of the spectrum. That is what I am getting at -- your beliefs, not what it says on your voter registration.
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Re: LSD Libertarians
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2007, 12:12:20 AM »
My point is that market failures often require solutions that resemble "socialism".  Seems silly and premature to completely write off something because it resembles some distorted sense of what is socialist.

Socialism is not communism, and just because something is socialist does not mean it should be completely written off.
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