Originally Posted by Appliancedude
Don't put words in my mouth. I do not believe in legalizing drugs or gay marriage! Which are beliefs of the libertarian party. SO WHY THE HELL WOULD I EVEN LOOK AT THERE SITE. And since there is no Conservative party in Cali. It isn't approval of drug use it is decriminalization which is a big difference unless of course you think the billions we have spent interdicting drugs and incarcerating drug users in expensive prison cells is a good thing.
The beauty of the Libertarian party is the freedom to believe what you want as long as you don't interfere with others rights. Note my Sig line, I am a Roman Catholic and while I will never tell you that you can't have a boy friend I would disapprove heartily if you tried to marry him.
So lets see I can vote for
Barack Obama - Democrat um NO for reasons that should be obvious even to you. I voted against Obama in 96. I didn't know much about him then but knew about his campaign advisers and he was already into dirty tricks. By the time he ran for the US Senate I was back in Wisconsin but heartily approved of his opponents, Ryan first then Keyes. My history of opposition to him probably goes back further than your first knowledge of his existence.
Thomas Hoefling - American Independent I would love to vote for the AI candidate. I strongly agree with the majority of their positions. And I would vote for him in any other year. However I refuse to be a party to helping Obama win a second term
Jill Stein - Green party. Don't believe in global warming
Gary Johnson - Libertarian. Since I do not believe in gay marriage or legalizing drugs, both libertarian stances I will not vote for a libertarian. Sorry.
Roseanne Barr - Peace and Freedom. Do I even have to justify why she's not getting my vote? Why do you keep bringing up the old fat crotch grabber, she is a joke just like the Pat Paulson campaign.
Mitt Romney - Republican Better than the other choices (except Hoefling) and the best bet at removing the traitor from the oval office.
Libertarians are the third biggest party in the US and have more people in public office than any other 3rd party. Their performance at local levels has been rated pretty good and they have a decent reelection record. No wild eyed anarchists in office, the fringe members do most of their talking on the net or in college dorms where their parents pay their bills and they rail against the system. Those are not Libertarians.
Either you support people who are 100% behind the Constitution or you support people who only believe in it if it does not interfere with their political aspirations. Your choice. Until they get enough votes from supporters to make the powers in office pay attention they will continue to be invisible to most people. Most of what you are objecting to are the same tired arguments parroted by people who have never studied the political philosophy of the Libertarian party.
"When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil."~~- Thomas Jefferson
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