Subject: Libertarians and Ron
This frenzy of support from the left for Ron Paul
is totally misplaced.
Mr. Pauls' success can be traced to the fact
that he has nothing to lose and is going for broke.
He can say things that get a rise or support
from the left because he has no chance in hell of
winning the republican nomination.
Libertarians are the FAR right wing of the Republican
party. Every Libertarian I've known
and talked to hates the government. But
usually for self serving reasons, not because the
government is intrinsically wrong but because
the government has done something that directly
affects that particular Libertarian. The
reasons they give for hating the government range the gamut.
From freedom to own rocket launchers to legalized
prostitution to legalized drugs. Most democrats
I know want government that is for the "people"
not for a particular person. Libertarians have on rose
colored glasses thinking that if you allow the
government to wither and die then all will take care of itself.
That basic thinking is totally flawed. One
only has to look at countries where the government has little
impact and there are unchecked personal freedoms.
What happens is the "persons" with the biggest guns
or the most money end up controlling everything.
The illusion of personal freedom is just that, an illusion.
As chief justice John Marshall said "we are a
nation of laws, not men". In the constitutional sense we
must adhear to these words. The constitution
was enacted and remains enforced to protect the rights
and well being of the nation, not special interest
groups. Talk to a Libertarian sometime and you will
quickly get a sense of what they think government
is to be and their answer is always self serving.
The greatest mistake any democrat could make is
to believe they would serve their country best
by voting for a libertarian.
Jim in Utah
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