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Charlie Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:43 PM
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Libertarian candidate detained from flight
Gary Nolan was barred from a flight to Atlanta because his name was apparently on a no-fly list of potential terroritsts.

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/election/0504natio...

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mot78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:46 PM
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1. At least Kerry wouldn't do that to Nader if he was POTUS
Is * really that afraid of the Libertarians? They're too liberal on social issues to get RW votes, and too conservative on economics to get Liberal voters.
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LondonAmerican Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:58 PM
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2. No doubt
it's because most of the libertarian movement has been very strongly antiwar. The 'Republicans' need to start taking their party's name seriously and stop trying to impose a police state. B*stards.
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mot78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:59 PM
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3. The Libertarians are an alternative to the GOP, but not entirely
I agree with those people on social issues, but I wonder if they were dropped on their heads when they were little when they talk about repealing food inspection laws and abolishing the minimum wage.
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LondonAmerican Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:40 PM
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4. They are an alternative to the GOP
Edited on Tue May-25-04 06:41 PM by LondonAmerican
but perhaps not one that is fully to your liking may be a better way of putting it. I tend to agree with them on most things -- though I disagree with some things: the idea of abolishing a minimum wage, for instance.

At the end of the day no party is 100% to anyone's liking, nor is any ideology.

But the libertarians are way more principled than either of the two 'major' parties and in general I think the country would be way better off being run on libertarian priciples than neocon/fundamentalist or redistributive/paleoliberal ones. (I depart from hardcore libertarianism insofar as they do not recognise obligations on the part of individuals back to the larger community -- I disagree with republicans and with most democrats on what those obligations should be.)

Still more interesting, for me, would be a democratic party that would be reorganised along more libertarian lines. The republicans are beyond hope, but there are enough common points with democrats --especially on foreign and social policy -- that could make that attractive.
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