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Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:18 PM

Irony doesn't get much better than this - the Libertarian candidate for President

is using anti-trust regulations to sue the Debate commission:

http://www.examiner.com/article/gary-johnson-files-anti-lawsuit-to-get-presidential-debates

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Reply Irony doesn't get much better than this - the Libertarian candidate for President (Original post)
hedgehog Sep 2012 OP
Wounded Bear Sep 2012 #1
tama Sep 2012 #2
SoapBox Sep 2012 #3
tama Sep 2012 #4
SoapBox Sep 2012 #5
tama Sep 2012 #6
Warren Stupidity Sep 2012 #7
tama Sep 2012 #8

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:20 PM

1. Don't they do this every election cycle?

Sounds familiar.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:21 PM

2. What is the irony, exactly?

 

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Response to tama (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:25 PM

3. Maybe something like

Ron Paul, railing against government all the time but...

he's been SUCKING a living off of it since the early 70's!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:36 PM

4. I have debated RW libertarians many times.

 

Their argue that monopolies and trusts of crony capitalism are created by government regulations and restrictions in the first place. I have many disagreements with them, but that is a point I concede.

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Response to tama (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:49 PM

5. Actually

I can't argue with that!

But I still don't like those doing the arguing.



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Response to SoapBox (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:38 PM

6. It is also possible

 

to agree to disagree and still be friends. I very much disagree with us-against-them mentality...

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Response to tama (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:42 PM

7. fine, but they oppose all regulation of commerce including anti-trust regulation.

The fact that monopolistic practices occurred in this country the last time we had a gilded age and required a reform era that introduced for the first time federal laws to prevent and dismantle these monopolies, monopolies that developed in exactly the sort of minimal government system they advocate, is entirely lost on them.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 02:01 PM

8. Not all regulation

 

they are very much in favor of regulation that protects the notion private capitalistic property. Which of course is regulation of commerce. But they are generally very confused on that matter, and very quickly degrade to blather about "god-given" or "natural" rights in defense of capitalistic private property, together with fantasies of violence.

IMO the problem of regulation to protect capitalistic property cannot be solved with additional regulations, which creates new and more complex problems without solving the initial problem. Which is why I'm libertarian communist, not libertarian capitalist.

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