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1 hour ago, capologist said:

Sounds more socialist than Libertarian to me...

 

56 minutes ago, capologist said:

I don't see the relevance of that question...

 

49 minutes ago, capologist said:

Again, I don't find it relevant. It doesn't matter to me whether he's right or wrong, I don't agree with the concept of taking from someone just because someone died.  His argument has no bearing on my statement...

 

48 minutes ago, capologist said:

Yes, I understand that but as I just responded, whether he's right or wrong has no bearing on my statement...

 

44 minutes ago, capologist said:

Not sure what Libertarians you've been talking to but that's entirely against the Libertarian philosophy so no, I'm not rejecting libertarianism, I'm rejecting your premise.

 

30 minutes ago, capologist said:

To say you are oversimplifying and distorting  would be an understatement...

the effort to which you avoid answering a simple question is marvelous. truly, you are a valiant crusader for libertarianism.

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Saving for posterity...just sayin'

Besides some of the negatives (like some dumb tweets) I'm getting what I voted for.  I wanted an outsider who was willing to change the old status quo Washington and (GOP) and take care of the nasty,

That's your fall back, I should've just posted that for you to save you some time.  

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50 minutes ago, Leon Troutsky said:

Libertarian economic philosophy is rooted in Adam Smith’s theories.  So obviously it’s not against libertarian philosophy.  In fact, it is an important part of ensuring a true economic meritocracy, which is the core of libertarian philosophy.

and the Democrats used to be the party of slavery but whenever someone brings that up you all claim it isn't relevant today

them goalposts be a-movin again

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5 minutes ago, Dago 3.0 said:

and the Democrats used to be the party of slavery but whenever someone brings that up you all claim it isn't relevant today

them goalposts be a-movin again

 If you don't distinguish between ""core" and "history". 

  How many St. Louisans,  at least those born after 1980, are Arizona Cardinal fans? 

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2 minutes ago, Psychic Gibbon said:

This is such a laughably lazy attempt to muddy waters.

how so?

you all are trying to hold the modern Libertarian party that started in the early 1970's to the strict words of Adam Smith yet hold that the Democrat party is allowed to evolve and change

people who need to defend their position with multiple caveats aren't arguing on principle or equality

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1 minute ago, Dago 3.0 said:

how so?

you all are trying to hold the modern Libertarian party that started in the early 1970's to the strict words of Adam Smith yet hold that the Democrat party is allowed to evolve and change

people who need to defend their position with multiple caveats aren't arguing on principle or equality

So modern libertarianism doesn't promote economic meritocracy?

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3 minutes ago, Dago 3.0 said:

how so?

you all are trying to hold the modern Libertarian party that started in the early 1970's to the strict words of Adam Smith yet hold that the Democrat party is allowed to evolve and change

people who need to defend their position with multiple caveats aren't arguing on principle or equality

Again, this is a very lazy attempt to muddy waters.

We're talking about the ideology (libertarians), not the party (Libertarians).

Also, libertarianism was not founded on the ideologies of Adam Smith, as has been explained, or even the Founding Fathers. Rather, its roots are in the philosophies of figures like Ayn Rand and Rose Wilder Lane (of Little House on the Prairie fame).

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38 minutes ago, mdrake34 said:

On a musicians message board where I also post, I recently messed with a wfw-like poster (old clueless guy who trolls the off-topic section of that board) by only responding to his posts with Eagles' lyrics. 

Well, right or wrong, what's done is done -- it's only moments that you borrow.

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1 minute ago, Psychic Gibbon said:

Again, this is a very lazy attempt to muddy waters.

We're talking about the ideology (libertarians), not the party (Libertarians).

Also, libertarianism was not founded on the ideologies of Adam Smith, as has explained, or even the Founding Fathers. Rather, its roots are in the philosophies of figures like Ayn Rand and Rose Wilder Lane (of Little House on the Prairie fame).

and the Democrat party was founded on the ideology of white supremacy and manifest destiny

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Just now, Psychic Gibbon said:

You understand the difference between political parties and ideologies, right?

 
white supremacy certainly qualifies
 
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noun
 
  1. 1.
    a system of ideas and ideals, especially one that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.
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1 minute ago, Dago 3.0 said:

is that the only way to promote economic meritocracy? if so, then no it does not

if not, then you are playing a semantic game

Having a small number of people accumulate large amounts of wealth and give it to their children, who do not have to work or achieve anything, undermines economic meritocracy.  

So yeah...the libertarian party, according to you, is promoting aristocracy over meritocracy.  

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Just now, Dago 3.0 said:
 
white supremacy certainly qualifies
 
i·de·ol·o·gy
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noun
 
  1. 1.
    a system of ideas and ideals, especially one that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.
    "the ideology of republicanism"
    synonyms:

    beliefs, ideas, ideals, principles, ethics, morals; More

You realize that the Democratic Party predates the Civil War by many, many years right?

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