"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C S Lewis
And, if Romney loses on Tuesday, the Repub Party is done, finished, kaput! That's because the Repub brand is damaged beyond repair. Today's new Conservatives have given the party a bad reputation and the great majority of young voters and women want nothing to do with this new Conservatism. If Romney wins, the Repubs can hold on hold on for a few more years. If he loses, the party is over and the nation's third oldest party, the Libertarian Party, will be the new viable party with fresh ideas and a fresh platform better suited for the here and now!
Wouldn't "todays new Conservitive" be Libertarians? From what I have seen, many young people would go along with much of what Libertarians spout as freedom. However, there is a large majority of those who have jumped on the Obomawagon and refuse to get off, entrenching themselves with large government ideas and social programs. Many more than those who have decided to go Libertarian or Republican. In order for Libertarians to actually have an impact on our nation, all young Libertarians and the majority of the old guard Republicans would have to come together and compromise on several issues. Legalization of pot would be one of these. I think some old guard R's wouldn't mind seeing it legalized if it was highly regulated and taxed. Drunk driving needs to have much harsher consequences., no question.
"I am not red nor blue but, red, white and blue. Therefore, I reserve the right to be critical of ALL politicians!" Except your own?
Remember in high school there was that smart aleck kid who acted like he knew everything, was always critical, but never really did anything but sit back and pick on kids who were actually doing work? That is how the Libertarian party often comes across to the uneducated public and dominant parties. If the Libertarian movement is going to have a real effect on our nation as a whole, issues need to be streamlined and comprimised. The party itself has to become full of activists who are not just talking heads but can show proof in the pudding in a humble way.
A huge problem with our country is the polarization of issues with the political elites trickling down to Joe Shmo. Our country needs a modern day Henry Clay. Someone who can reach across the aisle and work with others to figure out a viable way for America to sustain growth with the many issues plaguing it. Is the Libertarian way going to be it or is it just going to be another party unwilling to dirty its hands with compromise necessary for a united country?
Divided we fall,
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Genesis 27:3 Now then, get your weapons--your quiver and bow--and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.
A very thoughtful post! My comments in purple.
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." – Samuel Adams
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C S Lewis
C S Lewis
I serve alcohol for a living..I will NOT overserve a guest because I dont want to ever be held accountable if they wrap themselves around a telephone pole or hurt/kill someone afterwards
the problem is people get DUI's and they plea them out and get their license back and do it again, and again,....like I said I have no problem for those that want to partake, but I dont want them on the road driving impaired..there has to be some sort of measurement of impairment if you are going to allow people to smoke pot legally..