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Why I'm A Libertarian - Time For A Third Party
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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... and I, being a Libertarian, chose to forge my own path through the trees and continue in the direction upon which I started... and that has made all the difference.
Does your party define your values or do your values define your political party?

With both parties steadily moving closer to their ideological extremes and further away from the center. there are a vast number of Americans who feel that neither party represents their core political values anymore... especially if those values happened to be centered around the U.S. Constitution and personal liberty.

Will you keep voting for "the lesser of two evils"... or will you support the inception of a viable third party into our stagnant and divided political system?

Interested in all opinions.

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Added: Oct-1-2012 Occurred On: Oct-1-2012
By: EventHorizon2012
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Tags: Politics, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Third Party, Presidential Elections, EventHorizon2012, YourSay
Location: Wyoming, United States (load item map)
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  • Well said, EH.

    I will not compromise my integrity by voting for someone who I don't believe will be a good POTUS. And neither Romney or Obama, in my opinion, should be POTUS. Fuck the "vote for the lesser of two evils".

    Looking at Gary Johnson...

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  • One the best Yoursay's I've seen with a political theme. My hat off to you EventHorizon2012. You are a grounded person and a voice of reason in this Liveleak community. Keep it up!

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  • I agree with everything you said. voted.

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  • It seems that MB-UK has all the answers to our problems. I am looking forward to his YourSay rebuttal.

    Great rant, 2012. Always honest and always from the soul.

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    • @piruly
      Every election I say it's time for a third party and I'm wrong. When the GOP christened RINO John McCain, the most Liberal 'hands across the aisles' conservative in history, I was convinced for the need of a third party.There is a need for laws against career politicians,just as there are laws against prostitution. Although an argument could be made which one is more honorable. At least with prostitutes,they tell you want they are going to do and how much it's going to cost. Not so much More..

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  • If you love this society, this country and your way of life.. Then you will vote for Romney to guarantee a defeat of Barack Obama..

    You can still be libertarian...

    Obama must be defeated immediately. The wave of that alone will sweep the state, county and local elections where you "Liberarians" and "conservatives" and whatever else can change the direction...

    In order to stop a dog dead in its tracks, it must be beheaded... You don't stop it by cutting off one of its legs. More..

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  • They have multi-party systems in Europe. The Europeans behave perpetually betrayed because their multiple parties are required to form compromise coalitions. Then they encounter Americans and pretend they are happy with it.

    Third Parties have never had a positive impact in American politics. They have only ever functioned as spoilers. If a third party ever achieves permanent stature in the United States, it will happen only in the aftermath of one of the other two parties collapsing.

    As for th More..

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    • @john1054 Its funny to hear someone effectively advocate a two party system...as that certainly isn't what your Founders had in mind

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    • @john1054
      "As for the Libertarians, they need to resolve their multiple personality issues before they will ever go anywhere."

      Classic comment right there.
      It was just a few months ago all the so-called libertarians were screaming Ron Paul and all those rabid catch phrases they learned. Ron Paul failed again to catch the American fortune, so where did all these Former Ron Paul Bots go? That's Right! Over to the Obama camp. Sure, it's a bit subtle.Here's how they do it:
      Bang on Mormon More..

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    • @john1054

      Just a quick anecdote about our last Federal election.

      We always had a two party system like you guys but a 3rd kept making small gains over the decades.

      We as Canadians were so sick and tired of the constant lies,corruption and thievery from our Liberal party we had them castrated.

      The 3rd party stole all their votes as well as our Conservative party and absolutely crushed and dismantled the Liberal/Democrat party here.

      Our right wingers earned a resounding majority.

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    • @ElegantDecline

      The Founding Fathers decried all forms of combination and party just before they formed combinations and parties.

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  • it would be great if Jesse Ventura ran in 2016. He is totally against party affiliation and sees it as a gang war. Check out a recent video where he goes over his stance.

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  • No thanks. The Perot Lesson of the '90s showed that a third-party results in a Democratic win.

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    • @joe prole
      Very true. At the same time, I think the GOP could take some script from the Libertarians and get back to their foundational roots. They need to lose the far right religious whackos who bring them down. It would be easy, just implement a free will system on morality.You cannot legislate religious dogma in a country as large as ours.No friggen way.They alienate too many people. Allowing Gays to marry as an example, had this been an issue during the Lincoln Admin, he would have gone wi More..

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    • @Fire37Rescue

      Totally agree. But the old Goldwater wing of the party is dead and gone.

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    • @joe prole
      ahh joe, you agree with that jiggling lump of crotch cheese?

      almost can't resist thumbing you down, sir... sooo clooose........

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    • @joe prole Ron Paul would have taken a lot of Dem votes as well...depends who it is

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  • Like most libertarians I've encountered, you seem like a progressive realist. Down to earth, yet open minded. It's the only party I've ever felt like I belonged to. Cheers.

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  • i'm with ya, EH. voted.

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  • Makes sense to me.

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  • I think the most sickening and saddest thing about this is when the people..the people of our country say ya know I really like some guy...this guy should run for office...damn...this guy should really run for pres eventually,and wow this guy is so popular and awesome,pretty much the entire country loves him..but man if you ain't in it to make money sheeeeeet,later.you are done!!!.That guy didnt stand a chance and it's a sad day when the peoples voice doesnt mean a bucket of piss in any way...le More..

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  • That was great EH........truly great

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  • I didnt watch your yoursay because the audio is too low. But I agree that the political parties need a third party if anything no parties. I try to listen to the issues and opinions and decide who I like from there...

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  • Stab America in the back...

    Waste your vote..

    Obama must be defeated period...

    If he is not defeated, then none of this shit matters. This election WILL NOT be easy! We have them outnumbered but need everything humanly possible to push it over the edge and to fight the fraud and abuse..

    Why can not all of you understand this?? It's like standing in your front yard arguing who gets to use the shower first when your entire house is on fire and burning to the ground...

    Not voting for Romney is More..

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  • Very well done yoursay, EH.

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  • I'm all for the Democrats creating a 3rd party

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  • As long at more than 33% of the population receive a Government benefit, they will always vote to keep that benefit. The 33% is tipping point as to whether a third party even has a chance. (right now that number is at about 47%)

    Until we cut Government benefit programs and force people to find a means to provide for themselves, they will continue to vote for who ever promises them the most stuff.

    I shouldn't have to point this out, but here you go. I am talking about benefits for both Corp More..

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    • @Flashovr Glad you've pointed this out. (Your last sentence)
      So, by that logic...
      If you aren't on SS, Welfare, food stamps, or medicare/medicaid.....why vote (D)
      And if you aren't part of the upper class, with millions of income every year....why vote (R)
      WHY VOTE FOR EITHER PARTY?
      THEY DON'T REPRESENT YOU, OR YOUR INTERESTS.
      That does it Flashovr, welcome to the movement. Gary Johnson will appreciate your vote.

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    • @Flashovr
      when you rob peter to pay paul, you can always count on paul's vote in the election.

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    • @Yogsoggoth

      Nice..... excellent analogy. Mind if I borrow it sometime?

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    • @Yogsoggoth
      hey brother! It's attributed to george bernard shaw ,many of whose ideas i admire, much like yours.

      given your well thought-out stances, crafted with reason, tempered by a level of compassion with a sheen of wit, i'm sure he'd be perfectly ok with the lending.

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  • "Voting for lesser of two evils still means you are voting for evil. Good luck with that"-Cradleofmilk.

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  • The problem with pragmatism is you're willing to compromise. Before you know it you're a Liberal.

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    • @GatewayMetalHead
      I'm a Callous Pragmatist with a strong sense of personal rsponsibility and work ethic.
      Which means I could never become a liberal.The Callous part of me doesn't give a shit how many liberals I piss off.

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    • @Fire37Rescue I wrote out a long reply that poked a million holes in the Libertarianism view but I just don't have the heart to finish it. Our government (both sides) has done more harm to America than any pile of corporations you could point at. Starting with subprime loans to areas that our government failed to monitor or enforce laws.

      I voted for the Your-Say though because I like to hear all sides opinions.

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    • @GatewayMetalHead

      Yeah.... you might want to repeat that a few times while you're voting for Mitt Romney.

      Maybe the irony will start to sink in.

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    • @GatewayMetalHead

      A million holes? That's a lot.

      You should have posted your original reply... no need to have a tender heart on my account... I know how to defend my position.

      After all, it only took me one sentence to poke holes in your 'compromise leads to liberalism' argument.

      BTW... thanks for the vote... I thumbed up both of your comments for the same reason.

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    • @GatewayMetalHead
      Yeah, the libertarians have no answer to the huge entity that is the United States and how they would handle it. From the sounds of it we would go back to sending smoke signals and horse and buggy.I know that sounds elementary, but what I'm trying to convey is libertarianism as a concept sounds nice, but it is unworkable in a nation such as ours. Perhaps in an agrarian state or a cash-barter system it would work fine.In a small country where the time zone is national and not s More..

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  • Excellent Yoursay!

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