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    Does Libertarianism really have a chance of ever becoming powerful, in the US?

    I was thinking that with the Republican party in such shambles, it may. If the republicans keep going down in flames, maybe libertarians could rise out of the ashes of the Republican party and take over the right? Possible?

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    The ideas are getting a lot more mention and exposure these days though, especially in terms of Austrian Economic theories, and that is a great thing in my estimation. As far as there being a consistent;y powerful political party based on libertarianism, I wouldn't count on it.


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    idk with the invention of the internet and the easy access of info I think libraries are pretty much screwed.

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    idk with the invention of the internet and the easy access of info I think libraries are pretty much screwed.
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    Well recently polling shows 23% of Americans have libertarian views. AKA fiscal conservative and at the same time social liberal.

    I think in our lifetime we will see anarchist societies. That is even more hardcore then libertarians. Why I think so? If you look in the way the world is moving more and more of the government functions are becoming obsolete. You don't need for libertarians to even win elections in order to win at changing society.
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    idk with the invention of the internet and the easy access of info I think libraries are pretty much screwed.
    We will need to keep our voices down once the librarians take over.

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    When the big government warfare/wellfare state goes bust from lack of funds, only then will libertarian ideas take center stage.

    I personally believe that day is coming very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloomrender View Post
    Does Libertarianism really have a chance of ever becoming powerful, in the US?

    I was thinking that with the Republican party in such shambles, it may. If the republicans keep going down in flames, maybe libertarians could rise out of the ashes of the Republican party and take over the right? Possible?
    Yes, but not the current libertarian party who are really nothing more than anti-government period.
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    If my definition of a Libertarian is correct, then yes, people will increasingly shift to it from the current political standpoints as time goes on. However, my current understanding of how the Libertarian Party operates puts those guys even more into the batshit category than present-day Republicans. They need to clean out the trash if they want to attract the normal people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Yes, but not the current libertarian party who are really nothing more than anti-government period.
    How clueless are you? Libertarian party covers both minarchists and anarchists. If anything the party represents minarchist even more. Furthermore there is not one libertarian program that does not suggest a transition stage.

    Just because you are a complete socialist it does not mean that everyone else must be anti government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverhandorder View Post
    How clueless are you? Libertarian party covers both minarchists and anarchists. If anything the party represents minarchist even more. Furthermore there is not one libertarian program that does not suggest a transition stage.

    Just because you are a complete socialist it does not mean that everyone else must be anti government.
    For the last time, I'm not a socialist. Get it through your head. Raising taxes aren't the way to fix society, which is what socialist support; creating true competition with some limited but enforceable guidelines is. Capitalism has naturally evolved to the point we are at in America right now.

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    If my definition of a Libertarian is correct, then yes, people will increasingly shift to it from the current political standpoints as time goes on. However, my current understanding of how the Libertarian Party operates puts those guys even more into the batshit category than present-day Republicans. They need to clean out the trash if they want to attract the normal people.
    What this guy says is the current perception that most people have of the Party, not the ideology. My friend, who is a libertarian always says the following

    "Real libertarians don't like the libertarian party" and its becuase the libertarian party is full of stateist and anarchist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    For the last time, I'm not a socialist. Get it through your head. Raising taxes aren't the way to fix society, which is what socialist support; creating true competition with some limited but enforceable guidelines is.
    Government/non-private competition with private enterprise is socialism.

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    Capitalism has naturally evolved to the point we are at in America right now.
    Bullshit it has. Big government has manipulated capitalism to be at the point It's at right now.



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    "Real libertarians don't like the libertarian party" and its becuase the libertarian party is full of stateist and anarchist.
    Aren't statists and anarchists the exact opposite?

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