The Libertarian idea that only voting for Libertarian candidates that EXACTLY match the ideal of Libertarianism will bring about real change,
is awfully similar to the idea that “in the long run we are all dead.” They would rather stick to their overly high standards than compromise in order to bring around gradual change by voting for non-libertarian candidates that will work with Libertarians for a common goal.
And that concludes my sudden realization that this is the closest I have come to understanding why I associate myself with the Republican Party over the Libertarian Party.
Q:What is your take on this so called "gay discrimination" bill?
People should be able to do (or not do) business with whomever they wish, the only people hurt are the ones refusing business, since the customer can just take their money somewhere else. If Bubba does not want to sell gas to no ghetto-thugs, then he should not have to, and if Shaniqua does not want to cut no creepy-ass-cracker’s hair, then she should not have to either; they just will not bring in that potential revenue.
To force any action otherwise is against the basic free market notion of voluntary exchange, as it takes the voluntary agreement out of the equation.
I know most of the arguments about this whole thing have brought in religion as a factor, but that’s just a way to force opinions one way or the other and avoid the real issue.
Plus, who would want a cake or photography services (what these cases always seem to be about) from someone who had to be threatened by law in order to preform; at a guess the performance of the service will not be the best.
Even though it quite recently happened in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Iran, Syria, Bahrain, Algeria, Jordan, Oman, Yemen, Sudan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Ukraine, Turkey… and probably more I cannot think of at the moment, it could never happen here. So do not bother being prepared; the government will never hurt you and never take your rights away.
Hillary Clinton on Benghazi:
Hillary Clinton at the National Automobile Dealers Association annual meeting in New Orleans, LA on Monday. (x)
Clinton’s actions during the preliminary investigations showed how little regard she had for the truth behind the events leading up to, during, and after the attack on the consulate. However, I do not doubt she has some regrets concerning Benghazi, but only on how it might affect her next Presidential campaign.