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I Am a Libertarian

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    How I Became A Libertarian

    Since I was young, a world of politics has always been around me, and it wasn't until early this year when I finally decided to join the Libertarian Party. I'm a huge supporter of liberty, and a huge researcher of the historical documents that helped make this country grow. Sadly...
    Fri1991 Fri1991 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F Jun 24

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    Both The Democratic And Republican Party Are Involved With Big Business

    The old myth goes that the Republicans want to stay out of big business, and the Democrats want to regulate and control big business. The second is true, but the first is complete bull. The Republicans have done so much to help big business out its not even funny. What happens...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Oct 24, 2012

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    Just A Little Note

    Congratulations to Rand Paul. He speaks highly of liberty. It's exciting when a politician who leans towards libertarian values. :)
    iamdollparts iamdollparts 26-30, F May 19, 2010

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    For me, the only way to handle the US is to

    refer to and abide by the Constitution. For those who think it's an outdated document cooked up by a bunch of stuffy old white men, you should remember that that is not the case (except yes, they were white men). It was called the Revolutionary War for a reason! I personally...
    dianashayne789 dianashayne789 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    Good Article By Bob Barr On Townhall.com

    http://townhall.com/columnists/BobBarr/2008/10/27/republicans_accuse_democrats_of_%E2%80%9Csocialism,%E2%80%9D_but_republican_bailouts-without-end_are_as_big_government_as_it_gets This is so true
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 29, 2008

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    I try to keep my political beliefs

    as loose as possible, and I might think a lot of the "libertarian" politicians in America are CRAY-ZEE, but libertarianism is a political ideology I think I most associate with, maybe with a liberal slant in certain areas, including environmentalism. But I believe that basically...
    GirlFromChicago GirlFromChicago 18-21, F 2 Responses May 31

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    2008 Vote

    I am a Libertarian but I'm not going to be voting for Bob Barr this year. He would make a great President, certainly better than McCain or Obama but I'm thinking Chuck Baldwin is a better pick. He from the Constitutionalist party so his platform is very similar to that of the...
    Soothsayer8 Soothsayer8 18-21, M 17 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    Plz Help...i Am Not Happy To My Husband Nd Her Family With My Family Plz..i Need A Freedam

    Namesta Madam:- Mara name sonal hai or mai 17 saal ki hu..or bahut garib pariwaar sa hu.mai aaj jo batana ja rahi hu,,uska baad sayad aapko harani hogi ki ya sab kaisa ho sakta hai…. Mara naam sonal Rao hai..hai mai rajasthan ka Udaipur sahar sa hu..mai bachpan sa apna family...
    SONALJAINRK1985 SONALJAINRK1985 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    A Nanny State Leads To A Police State

    In reality, a nanny state is just an expansion of big government on the left side, while a police state is big government on the right. According to the politicial psychologist George Lakoff, the Left is like the nurturant parent, and the right is like a strict father. In my...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    Wake Up

    I have been trying for so long to get all the damn sheeple out there to wake up. I won't even mention everything that has gone wrong in this country since Abraham Lincoln took office (I am not a racist but he was the first to start tearing up the constitution). It's a lot...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    The Scoop

    Recently I've heard a lot of people talking about the Libertarian party as if we were right wing extremists.  One person said "Republicans on steroids."  Well I thought I would put up some good old cut and paste just in case someone becomes so desperately bored that they would...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    Im A Left Leaning Libertarian

    Yes, a leftist can be a libertarian too. But if I had to explain Leftist vs. Rightist libertarianism, I would explain rights like candy. With the Right, the candy is put in a bowl and the stronger people get the candy, and deserve it. With the left, the Rights are prepackaged...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Jul 21, 2012

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    I supported Ron Paul in 2008.

    .. When I was in fifth grade. I loved John Stossel's specials on 20/20 when I was a kid. I knew I agreed with these people, but I didn't learn what libertarianism actually was until I entered high school. I'm a junior now, and there's nothing I'm more sure of than my...
    hoohahoohaha hoohahoohaha 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Liberty

    I've been a libertarian since the realization at age 18 that the word "society" is a particularly pernicious figure of speech that allows those in power to get away with much more than they ever could've hoped on their own moral authority.  However, I am allied...
    saintjimmy saintjimmy 26-30, M May 28, 2006

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    The Local And Federal Governments Need To Know Their Place

    The only job of the Federal Government is to enforce the constitution, which therefore means its their job to defend our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The only job of the state, county and township government is to deal with the social programs, money...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Oct 17, 2012

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    I'm Leaning

    Both major parties are way out there. The only ones that really make sense ARE the Libertarians. The older I get the more liberal I become, and I am agreeing more and more with the Libertarians, and, if examined closely, they are actually closer to the values expressed by our...
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    I wasn’t born a Libertarian.

    I was actually born and raised a liberal Democrat in Minnesota. My Father was a union steward. I was even nominated to United States Air Force Academy by that liberal superstar Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. After two years at the Academy, I decided against a career in the...
    TexasLibertarian TexasLibertarian 70+, M Dec 12, 2013

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    All About Freedom

    Honestly, I just don't want someone else being able to tell me what to do at gun point.  Government is supposed to be the only one with the ability to use force in society, and I want them to have as little power to tell me what the hell to do with my life as possible. ...
    newtexasfun newtexasfun 21-25, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 2007

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    From Republican to Libertarian

    When I first became interested in politics it was largely for religious reasons; under the guidance of a very religious Repiblican I joined the party. My interest in politics waned and I focused on religion and philosophy for a time, slowly becoming less and less a member of the...
    Curtains Curtains 18-21 1 Response Apr 3, 2009

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    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    Freedom As the Founding Fathers Intended!!

    Forget the IRS, and income tax. Forget sticking our nose in every country's business. Forget BIG GOVERNMENT. Say yes to States' rights... Say goodbye to welfare, and the loop of never-ending dependency on government assistance... Let everyone's freedom extend to the point where...
    Cunninglinguist Cunninglinguist 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2007

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    Too liberal for conservatives,

    too conservative for liberals.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I'm More Voluntaryist

    My views agree a lot with libertarianism and I totally advocate the NH Free State Project. I was a Democrat back in the 80's but after some years I realized that the Dems and Reps are mostly unthinking sheep with little individuality and both worship fascism like a religion. Ron...
    Vyjena Vyjena 46-50, T Mar 17, 2012

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    Maybe - Somethings I Can Ident...

    maybe - somethings I can identify with, some I can't....
    thatweirdromanguy thatweirdromanguy 46-50, M Feb 14, 2007

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    I Guess You Can Count Me In, Too?

    I used to never be much into politics and certainly was never very patriotic....until 911.  After I watched that crap happen, I couldn't stop watching the news.  I'd come home from work, hurry & change my clothes then plant myself on the couch where I couldn't peel...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 8, 2006

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    Why Am I a Libertarian?

    I think I am a Libertarian because I can see positives and negatives from both big political parties. WHAT I THINK ON SOME POLITICAL ISSUES   DRUGS- We have a huge problem now with these Mexican drug gangs.  The only reseason they exist is because of Americas...
    cubsfan83 cubsfan83 22-25 Mar 27, 2009

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    We Should Be Looking At Harassment In The Context Of Personal Rights Rather Than Restrictions

    We have the whole protected groups thing. However if you look at it, this is a very problematic way of handling harassment. What happens is the only groups that get any protection are those labeled as protected. And then protected groups get special rights at the expense of...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Nov 14, 2012

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    I respect all parties

    and POVs. Libertarianism is the one for me, however, because it believes in taking on less but doing it more efficiently. I also don't fancy the Republican belief that social issues should be regulated or the Democratic idea that economic issues should be regulated. If the...
    PersianPeasant PersianPeasant 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I Am A Proud Reagan Republican Libertarian

    In 1992, I went to Russia. I saw firsthand what a government with total control can do...nothing. A socialist dream left everyone poor and without basic staples. Government cannot, by its very nature, do anything efficiently and effectively. The Soviet Union and Cuba proved...
    Stevenomurph Stevenomurph 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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    I Want the Gov Outa My Beezwax.

    That is the name of a group I started because I am a left wing libertarian. Libs are a diverse group -- and they should be! That is freedom. I am appalled at the power of the feds to meddle in our own individual beeswax. I want to buy and sell as I please -- I want to come and go...
    dahliasantos dahliasantos 41-45 Mar 24, 2008

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    M 2 But For Different Reasons

    I am a liberterian but for different reasons, I consider myself right winged. The left has brought us the Kelo decision and gun control/ The war in Iraq is part of a larger campaign on terrorism. All of the terrrosts must die for this to work. Liberterianism is not a suicide pact...
    whiteguyasiangirl whiteguyasiangirl 31-35, F Jul 27, 2006

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    Leanings Towards True Libertarianism

    I have never been very political. My parents and family were Truman Democrats and that shaped me in my early years but as time went on I realized that while I'd always disliked the Republican party, the Democrats were closing the gap. I started reading about Libertarianism and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 14, 2012

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    Wake The EFF Up America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reading all the events that are going on in the white house these days is really really scary. This should scare you too. Whether you are liberal or conservative, the power that the white house is flexing right now is too much. 1. We have the whole Bengazi incident. Awful awful...
    HikingGuy HikingGuy 46-50, M 4 Responses May 14, 2013

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    I Am A Libertarian

    I dis-like republican or democrat party!!! and for MANY REASONS.
    more2lifethenthis more2lifethenthis 46-50, M Dec 5, 2011

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    I am a libertarian because it is

    as close to an anarchist one can get while still believing in government. I firmly believe people can very easily be good or bad depending on the situation and having to much power usually leads to the latter. So we must make sure that being in the government is a service not a...
    jaredtucker jaredtucker 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    More than anything I want my liberty

    and wallet to be left alone by the government. I voted for Gary Johnson in 2012, as my protest vote (Romney was going to win my state). I tolerate most Republicans even when we disagree but can't stand most liberals. Love watching John Stossel too!
    ashley420d ashley420d 22-25, F 12 Responses Feb 20

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    Let's Experience "Noah's Ark II"

    A retired NASA engineer named Jim McLance suggested a way to jump start human settlements on Mars with the idea of a pioneer journey be a one way flight. I would like to suggest that the crew on this pioneer journey should be given to all the Republicans, Conservative Right...
    rongold53 rongold53 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2010

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    I like being a Libertarian.

    While I do admit, I have my AnCap impulses at times, generally I still have that little part inside of me that says "We still need a government." It doesn't need to do much. Upholding the Constituion, and that's it. The rest can be left to the free market and the people to deal...
    jeff001 jeff001 16-17, M Jul 16

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    Proudly

    I've always identified with libertarian ideology, even before I knew what it was called. Since I was about 14. Not sure why. I suppose I could be a redneck, but conservative economics always seemed more logical than liberal (read: socialist, leftist, communist, democratic...
    Jayk Jayk 18-21, M 1 Response May 15, 2010

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    Yes

    I love small government and very little government interference in what a man does to himself. Drug laws are stupid. The income tax and social security are ******. It all needs to stop.
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 24, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I don't get along with Democrats either. I'm Libertarian. Republicans don't seem to understand that the majority of the ever-expanding federal budget is spent on military and...
    benjamin111991 benjamin111991 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I still get called out for being a rich, selfish pothead with an obsession with sex. #nottrue of me anyhow... But I'm a libertarian, and Dems and Reps will believe anything and...
    benjamin111991 benjamin111991 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    At least one new major one!!! AKA the Libertarian Party.
    benjamin111991 benjamin111991 22-25, M Jul 3

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    I guess what I should say is that I used to be a Conservative, but I naturally drifted into the Libertarian realm of ideologies. Do others here feel they're going through this...
    jeff001 jeff001 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Why are so many parents being arrested? This summer has seen a rash of stories of parents being hauled away in cuffs for such sins as letting their kids roam unaccompanied in a...
    Rebeccaloves Rebeccaloves 36-40, F Jul 23

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    So, Brownback has turned Kansas into a plague state thanks to tax cut deregulation so dear to the Libertarian cause. What's the Heritage Institute to do with this mess? Well, what...
    bitlord bitlord 51-55 6 days ago

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