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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:50 PM
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7. That's the logical flaw in these kinds of generalizations. I make a big distinction between
social or left-libertarianism embodied in the idea of letting consenting adults run their own lives and control their own bodies, and crazy talk about privatizing sewers and fire departments.

Frankly, I think the way to win is to clearly articulate solid socially libertarian "keep government out of my personal space" arguments combined with sensible real-world solutions that rely on a social safety net- like a SPHC system- that can be justified both from a social welfare perspective along with a fiscal one. I think that way we could draw in disaffected "libertarians" and greens to boot. Right now we're not doing a tremendous job with either group.

And the bottom line is, anyone with ANY kind of "libertarian" impulse is alienated by the GOP, because it's run by fundamentalist flat Earth whackjobs who want to throw everyone who fucks for non-procreative purposes in prison. AND they piss away trillions of dollars on crazy, wasteful shit like Iraq, "abstinence only" education and the drug war.
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