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good mother

Belvidere, IL

#27 Sep 10, 2013
Freedom wrote:
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I'll pose the same question to you. What happened to all the anti-war movie stars and musicians, along with all the Democrats, who cried out about Bush being a war-monger? They seem to have lost their voice.
A lot of people wanted to takeover Iraq. Maybe they had good intentions, maybe they were misguided.

A lot of people were against taking over Iraq. Maybe they had good intentions, maybe they were misguided.

Irregardless, there is one incontrovertible truth: Iraq was a total disaster.

Some people saw that coming from the beginning, some didn't.

In the end, it seems as though erring on the side of "not taking over Iraq" seems to have won out in spite of the fact that, as you point out, the only reason that Hollywood Liberals were maintaining an anti-war stance is only because they were anti-Bush, and not really anti-war at all.
Freedom

United States

#28 Sep 10, 2013
blue in a red state wrote:
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Libertarian? That's the people who won't take a stand one way or the other. Stay on the fence or in the gray area where it's safe and neutral.
NO WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST!!!!!!!!!!
Actually, moron, libertarians are the party where there is absolutely no gray area. They believe in basing every decision on constitutional principle and limiting the overarching reach of government.
Alex Jones best friend

Belvidere, IL

#29 Sep 10, 2013
blue in a red state wrote:
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Libertarian? That's the people who won't take a stand one way or the other. Stay on the fence or in the gray area where it's safe and neutral.
NO WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST!!!!!!!!!!
What you are describing are Independents.

Libertarians are extreme right-wing Conservatives who are okay with abortion, same-sex marriage and smoking pot.

Now that is an interesting combination, especially in comparison to the uneducated, bible-thumping, pro-war, pro-kill-everybody-with-a-gun, dictatorial Conservatives that we all know and love here in the south.

Within the sphere of Conservativism, the main difference between Republican and Libertarian is that the Republicans we are mostly familiar with are nutty Fundamentalist Theocrats. They say they want freedom, but what they really want is to legislate what they think. They want to legislate the Bible. Like the Taliban. They want everybody speaking english and agreeing with all their WONDERFUL political and religious views. Like the Taliban. They want everything under the control of the white man like it is the 1950's all over again.

In contrast, Libertarians aren't here to legislate the Bible or legislate the Fox News talking points. They don't want to micro-manage what you do in your personal life, because Government isn't here to control your life. Worship how you see fit, that is your decision not Government's business.

Sounds too good to be true, eh? Well if I were a true Libertarian, at this point I would immediately swing the discussion over to your Constitutionally protected right to smoke pot.

In fact the only thing Libertarians like more than smoking pot is explaining why you should be allowed to smoke pot too. It says right in the Constitution and the Federalist Papers that you should smoke pot. Libertarians always walk around with a giant 50 foot copy of the Constitution and they can point it out for you where it talks about pot.

But I did say Libertarians were right-wing Conservatives, didn't I?

Libertarians are the ones whose national healthcare policy is to drop all the cancer patients, schizophrenics, and hurricane victims off in front of a church and expect charity to take care of it all.

Because government is not here to take care of you. You take care of yourself.

True Conservatives.

Libertarians think getting rid of the FDA would be a great idea, because there is no need for government to inspect food processing plants or restaraunts for safety. Why? Because Free Enterprise is a self-policing system.

For example, if a meat packing plant sells food that is poisonous and kills its customers, people will stop buying their products and eventually that company will go out of business. Therefore, a company that wants to be successful and not go bankrupt will not sell poisonous food. They will police themselves.

The same is true of the FAA, no need for government agencies to inspect airplanes for safety because the companies that own those planes will ensure that the planes are safe.

Let's get rid of all these unnecessary regulations and government agencies that intrude into your personal life. Let people take care of themselves.
ray

Greeneville, TN

#30 Sep 10, 2013
We are ALL Americans, it doesn't matter what political party you stand with. If we say NO to war, the federal govt needs to respect that. WE ARE THE PEOPLE.
Wake up! We are freakin pawns in an international game of chess/risk in which the people playing the pieces don't give two shits about our lives (ahem, benghazi)You better start preppin and you better start realizing the government is a JOKE. We have to take this country back before WE don't even believe in democracy anymore.
-the one who voted Libertarian, I am a 1%er
P.S. I don't smoke pot, thanks
Lolly

Kumamoto, Japan

#32 Sep 11, 2013
ray wrote:
We are ALL Americans, it doesn't matter what political party you stand with. If we say NO to war, the federal govt needs to respect that. WE ARE THE PEOPLE.
Wake up! We are freakin pawns in an international game of chess/risk in which the people playing the pieces don't give two shits about our lives (ahem, benghazi)You better start preppin and you better start realizing the government is a JOKE. We have to take this country back before WE don't even believe in democracy anymore.
-the one who voted Libertarian, I am a 1%er
P.S. I don't smoke pot, thanks
"Take the country back" seems to be the general consensus but how do you propose we do that? The vote doesn't seem to be effective anymore with uneducated voters who have short term memory loss around election day or are gullible enough to believe the biggest BS-er of the moment.
good mother

Chicago, IL

#33 Sep 11, 2013
ray wrote:
We are ALL Americans, it doesn't matter what political party you stand with. If we say NO to war, the federal govt needs to respect that. WE ARE THE PEOPLE.
Wake up! We are freakin pawns in an international game of chess/risk in which the people playing the pieces don't give two shits about our lives (ahem, benghazi)You better start preppin and you better start realizing the government is a JOKE. We have to take this country back before WE don't even believe in democracy anymore.
-the one who voted Libertarian, I am a 1%er
P.S. I don't smoke pot, thanks
Too bad people like yourself weren't so vocal against war and government back when Bush was in office 13 trillion war dollars ago, 4600+ American soldier lives ago, 1 million+ iraqi lives ago.

Yes, yes, Libertarians should declare war on American guvment.It says in the constitution if a black guy is in office, you should take over the country.
good mother

Champaign, IL

#34 Sep 11, 2013
if you supported Bush's invasion and occupation of iraq, if you continue to ignore what bush did to our country and iraq, if you continue to make excuses about it, then you are not a true Libertarian. No way. obviously you havent been paying attention to what ron paul has been saying about bush/iraq since the very beginning.

ron paul is a true libertarian and has been since the 70's. he didn't just decide to up and become libertarian and pull a copy of the constitution out of his rear simply on the account of obama taking office.

more likely you are a Tea partier who claims to be are Libertarian. ron paul's son Rand paul is a good example of a Tea bagger masquerading as Libertarian.

tea baggers are sore losers, they are the ones who believe in insurrection and taking over the counry.

Libertarians believe in the electoral process defined in the constitution. the constitution, remember?

tea baggers may have co-opted some of the talking points of libertarianism--ie "small government"--but in reality they are loyal reagan-worshipping republicans through and through.
just me

Johnson City, TN

#35 Sep 11, 2013
Is there ANYTHING the Democrates can't blame on George Bush? Why don't you take responsibility for what Obama is NOW doing to America. Who are they going to blame for what is being done now? Obama following Russia's leadership? Obama couldn't decide what to have for lunch today...much less decide what to do about Syria. He doesn't want the responsibility for making a "small" attack on Syria because he wouldn't have anyone else to blame when it hits the fan. Obama is the most pathetic example of a president in the history of America. Lead? He can't even follow!
Lolly

Pereira Barreto, Brazil

#36 Sep 11, 2013
good mother wrote:
if you supported Bush's invasion and occupation of iraq, if you continue to ignore what bush did to our country and iraq, if you continue to make excuses about it, then you are not a true Libertarian. No way. obviously you havent been paying attention to what ron paul has been saying about bush/iraq since the very beginning.
ron paul is a true libertarian and has been since the 70's. he didn't just decide to up and become libertarian and pull a copy of the constitution out of his rear simply on the account of obama taking office.
more likely you are a Tea partier who claims to be are Libertarian. ron paul's son Rand paul is a good example of a Tea bagger masquerading as Libertarian.
tea baggers are sore losers, they are the ones who believe in insurrection and taking over the counry.
Libertarians believe in the electoral process defined in the constitution. the constitution, remember?
tea baggers may have co-opted some of the talking points of libertarianism--ie "small government"--but in reality they are loyal reagan-worshipping republicans through and through.
We definitely need a viable "purple" party whether it be Libertarian, Independent, Tea Party or whatever we choose to call it because it's obvious the current two party system is broken beyond repair. Problem is, those two parties control the media, vast financial resources and the political power already so what do you suggest?
ray

Knoxville, TN

#37 Sep 11, 2013
good mother wrote:
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Too bad people like yourself weren't so vocal against war and government back when Bush was in office 13 trillion war dollars ago, 4600+ American soldier lives ago, 1 million+ iraqi lives ago.
Yes, yes, Libertarians should declare war on American guvment.It says in the constitution if a black guy is in office, you should take over the country.
yeah, since I wasn't even 18 yet...yall know soooo much
just me

Johnson City, TN

#38 Sep 11, 2013
Alex Jones BFF...WOW, I'm impressed! Another reason to not pay 75 cents for what passes for a "news" paper.
Lolly

Antofagasta, Chile

#39 Sep 11, 2013
just me wrote:
Alex Jones BFF...WOW, I'm impressed! Another reason to not pay 75 cents for what passes for a "news" paper.
Who is Alex Jones?

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