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24-07-2015, 11:30 PM (This post was last modified: 25-07-2015 07:58 AM by Thumpalumpacus.)
RE: Liberterian Religious Identification
Some libertarians are indeed Republicans, but it is a misnomer to assert that we are a faction of the Republicans. Many of us, myself included, detest them for their own support of intrusive policies and laws.

I regard both major parties in America as being beholden to corporate donors. I appreciate the erstwhile Republican tendency to fiscal conservatism, now long gone what with supply-side horseshit ... but at the same time, I regard much of the Democrat platform (especially the tendency to micromanagement) as being equally inapt.

I should say at this point that I think of the Citizen's United decision as being one of the worst decisions handed down in the last century, as it impinges on the ability of the individual to have a voice in our government.

Both major parties benefit from that decision, to the detriment of the citizenry's ability to have a voice.
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25-07-2015, 04:55 AM
RE: Liberterian Religious Identification
(24-07-2015 03:54 PM)Nurse Wrote:  Just got an email from the Liberterian Party - 39% of respondents to their poll asking for religious identification responded as none/agnostic/atheist. Thought it was interesting. I switched from Republican to Liberterian/Independent sometime in my mid twenties when I was in the middle of deconverting. I knew the Republican Party certainly didn't line up with my views, and I was taught that Democrats were evil commies that wanted to rape the middle class and give all their money to the poor that don't work. Drinking Beverage

Here's the link to the poll results:

http://www.lp.org/poll/i-consider-myself...y-religion

That's surprising.

I'm sort of curious whats the issue with Democrats, for those atheists?

And if you had to chose between the lesser of two evils, would it Jeb Bush or Bernie Sanders?
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25-07-2015, 06:01 AM
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(25-07-2015 04:55 AM)Tomasia Wrote:  
(24-07-2015 03:54 PM)Nurse Wrote:  Just got an email from the Liberterian Party - 39% of respondents to their poll asking for religious identification responded as none/agnostic/atheist. Thought it was interesting. I switched from Republican to Liberterian/Independent sometime in my mid twenties when I was in the middle of deconverting. I knew the Republican Party certainly didn't line up with my views, and I was taught that Democrats were evil commies that wanted to rape the middle class and give all their money to the poor that don't work. Drinking Beverage

Here's the link to the poll results:

http://www.lp.org/poll/i-consider-myself...y-religion

That's surprising.

I'm sort of curious whats the issue with Democrats, for those atheists?

And if you had to chose between the lesser of two evils, would it Jeb Bush or Bernie Sanders?

How is Bernie Sanders "an evil"?

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25-07-2015, 06:06 AM
RE: Liberterian Religious Identification
The internet, which is never wrong, defines me as libertarian. There are a few key things that turn me off, however. Mostly regarding isolationism, which I see as suicidal.

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25-07-2015, 12:00 PM
RE: Liberterian Religious Identification
If this helps at all, here is a web page that allows you to compare commonly held political party stances.

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25-07-2015, 12:46 PM
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(25-07-2015 12:00 PM)Tonechaser77 Wrote:  If this helps at all, here is a web page that allows you to compare commonly held political party stances.

That was helpful. Thanks!

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25-07-2015, 04:11 PM
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(24-07-2015 10:44 PM)cactus Wrote:  I took one of those political affiliation tests, and it told me I align like 95% with the green party, and something like 20% with the republican party. Interesting. Consider

Tests I've taken in the past two years put me with the Green Party, too.

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25-07-2015, 09:05 PM (This post was last modified: 25-07-2015 09:47 PM by Cosmic Discourse.)
Liberterian Religious Identification
In a broad sense, libertarianism is generally associated with positions including but not limited to: non interventionism (not isolation), limited government, deregulation, anti war on drugs, anti police state, pro women's choice, pro marriage equality, pro prison reform, open immigration and free trade.

There are many nuanced positions within the spectrum of libertarianism and its many issues. Some find themselves to be right leaning (more traditional modern libertarian), while others are more to the left (anarchist, socialist, etc). For a better grasp of the different political leanings within the movement, I'll link to a few explanations that'll do a far better job in explaining, than I myself would.

Mostly center-left leaning libertarians
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding...rtarianism

Left libertarian leaning site (closest to my personal views)
https://c4ss.org/content/28216

Right libertarian leaning site
http://reason.com/
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27-07-2015, 06:52 AM
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(25-07-2015 06:06 AM)yakherder Wrote:  The internet, which is never wrong, defines me as libertarian. There are a few key things that turn me off, however. Mostly regarding isolationism, which I see as suicidal.


Unless things have changed since 2000 -- when I was on the ballot for county sheriff - as the Libertarian candidate -----

The Libertarians were in favor of open borders (which I didn't agree with) -- not isolationism.......

Perhaps I misunderstood your post....

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27-07-2015, 06:56 AM
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(27-07-2015 06:52 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(25-07-2015 06:06 AM)yakherder Wrote:  The internet, which is never wrong, defines me as libertarian. There are a few key things that turn me off, however. Mostly regarding isolationism, which I see as suicidal.


Unless things have changed since 2000 -- when I was on the ballot for county sheriff - as the Libertarian candidate -----

The Libertarians were in favor of open borders (which I didn't agree with) -- not isolationism.......

Perhaps I misunderstood your post....

Maybe non interventionism is a better word. I am a firm believer in the concept of securing our interests abroad. The world is only as fair as you make it.

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