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Whats a Libertarian?

April 15, 2010 by  

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Guenter Kremer

    Dear Bob,
    I am sorry, but my computer give your Interview :”What is Liberterian” only with breaks and wordlosses after ca.each fourth word.
    Can I get a printed issue ?
    Thanks, sincerely Guenter.

    • DaveH

      Guenter,
      The problem you are experiencing is probably due to a slow connection speed. You can overcome this by starting the video and then putting it on pause until you see that the buffering bar has advanced considerably before you start playing the video. Even better would be to wait until the buffering is completed.

  • MS

    Stossel said: It took him years to understand that there is a limited safety net and that is what made us prosperous. We are less so, as a direct result of Mr. Stossel’s actions. He took a government bail out on his ocean front property.

    • DaveH

      So what? Even if this is true, are the bailouts only available for Liberals? Aren’t we all allowed to play by the same rules?

      • MS

        Dave H,
        “Even if this is true”. Yes it is, and Mr Stossel has written on this matter:
        http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1568/is_10_35/ai_n6144864/

        “So what?” Principles are important. More so, when you object to the behavior of others and have participated or benefited from it.

        “only available for Liberals? Aren’t we all allowed to play by the same rules?” No. If you choose to behave as a liberal or a republican, then the terms Libertarian Political Party or libertarian are pointless.

  • D. N.

    I TOTALLY GET WHAT A LIBERTARIAN IS. IT IS ME UNDERSTANDING THAT PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY IS DOING FOR YOURSELF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE & NOT EXPECTING GOVERNMENT TO FIX IT BY BILLING ME AT SUCH A RATE THAT THE FIX IS MY UNDOING! THE TRADE IS NO PERSONAL CHOICE LEFT & NOW THE FIX HAS EATEN OUR CHILDRENS FUTURE BEFORE THEY HAD A DREAM TO CALL THEIR OWN. I’M SO OVER THE ALL THE VICTIMS THAT FEEL THOSE THAT WORK HARD NEED TO SHARE THE WEALTH W/ THOSE THAT REFUSE TO DO THE SAME. I BELIEVE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE US EMPOWERS EVERY MAN TO BE FREE , YES LIBERTY TO OWN THEIR FUTURE.
    LIBERTY & RESPONSIBILITY GO HAND IN HAND. BE ACCOUNTABLE, SPEAK TRUTH W/ CONVICTION, BUT W/ RESPECT FOR ALL HUMAN KIND. THERE ARE LAWS OF LIBERTY & THEY ARE LEARNED AT YOUR MOTHER’S KNEE.

  • Bob

    I think people are confusing Libertarian thought with the Libertarian Political Party. In my opinion, a “true” Libertarian contributes to the Libertarian Political Party, carries an ID card from the party, and votes for Libertarian Party Candidates. The Republicrats have screwed things up so horribly. I don’t believe we have a two party system. We have two branches of ONE political party. They both behave the same way, once elected to office. I don’t “waste” my vote by choosing a lesser of two evils. I believe in voting your true choice of who you would like to see elected to the particular office in question. Americans, wake up! The Republicrats are putting it to us.

    • http://www.w3f.com/patriots/ JRBeaman

      “I don’t “waste” my vote by choosing a lesser of two evils. I believe in voting your true choice of who you would like to see elected to the particular office in question.” – Bob

      No actually you do waste your vote. You enable the worst candidate.
      Why not write in Mickey Mouse until another Jesus comes along? Makes about as much sense.

      You are no longer part of the process of improvement, but part of the log jam that mires us into the mud. Your ideals are admirable, but your actions will insure the worst possible candidate being elected.
      It is all about gradual improvement, and also why throw ‘them all out’ is a childish mantra. It is this type of thinking that got us Obama. Clearly the most anti-American president in history.

      A party of 10-20% of the people will guarantee the worst outcome. for it will steal from the closer aligned party, and empower the furthest from your wishes. Want proof? Calculate the possibility of Obama getting re-elected with the Tea Party having a candidate? Almost guaranteed.

      It is all about gradual improvement, not stubborn defiance that will win this battle for the people, and our Constitutional Republic.

      • DaveH

        No, JR, you are wasting your votes and ours by putting up candidates that continue to give lip-service to less Government while in reality they grow it larger. Bob is right on target.
        To continue voting for the lesser of two evils is to guarantee that evil continues. Our freedom is being trampled and it is being trampled because misguided people like yourself perpetuate the “split-vote” propaganda. I say those that vote Republican are splitting the votes that should have gone to the Libertarians.
        Unless you are a Government leader, I find it hard to believe that you don’t become suspicious by the concerted effort that the mainstream media has made to omit information about the Libertarian principles. Very few people understand what Libertarians advocate and that is how the Democrat and Republican leaders like it to be.

  • Delores Smith

    I believe a Libetarian is a humble, conservative Democrat, or Republican, or Independent in limbo.
    Delores Smith

  • http://sinville-sinville.blogspot.com/ Mary Stack

    Did you delete my post? If so, I would love the courtesy of an explanation.

    • kay

      The site appeared to have crashed for a few hours – unfortunately some posts were lost – mine was – so I wouldn’t take it personally.

  • Les

    I would like to see one more box added to each ballot choice and that is “NONE OF THE ABOVE”. That way they can see that people are unhappy with both parties verses not showing up. A no show is just apathy. A choice of “NO THANKS” is a statement.

  • capt z

    The Libertarian philosophy can be summed up in three short sentences. 1) I’ve got mine. 2) You’re on your own. 3) Do it yourself. If this had been the overwhelming philosophy of human society over the last 10,000 years, human civilization would not be very advanced. These concepts of self responsibility and self reliance are just greed and selfishness raised to an unbelievable level. “No man is an island,” but Libertarians sure want to think so. The reemergence of such an individualistic world view only ensures that the massive problems facing human society will
    not be solved.

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