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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    I am a member - so get what I would call an unbiased look at things - some of there writings are very good as a baseline from which to view the options - they have many good articles on all things government - The Koch's were among the founders, when they tried to take it over recently it ended in court with the long time head being replaced, & the Koch's taking a lesser role - somehow those organizations do not do well on the second run of management - I hope CATO does, in my mind it is a very necessary buffer .

    As for Franco's view of being a libertarian, he's a pinochio follower & based on his knowledge of Virginia Postrel a Janey come lately to the political scene - Goldwater's view was much more realistic . Franco is selective in the material he agrees with, which is what makes his particular brand of reasoning (if one can call it that) so hard to fathom. I guess it's like his FB prognostications .
    I like what I read there, but it sure doesn't square up with what Franco posts.

    I am probably very much in line with these ideals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    CATO Institutes' Mission Statement

    Mission Statement

    "To increase the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace. The Institute will use the most effective means to originate, advocate, promote, and disseminate applicable policy proposals that create free, open, and civil societies in the United States and throughout the world."

    Like I said... Guys like Franco that CLAIM to be Libertarian,, and voted for President Obama,, should read the article link I posted above... Then explain how who they voted for,, represents LIMITED GOVERNMENT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    I like what I read there, but it sure doesn't square up with what Franco posts.

    I am probably very much in line with these ideals.

    Care to point out where my post differ in principle?

    I bet you can't and will just come up with some rhetoric.
    It's such a shame that in the USA, defending Liberty has become such a heroic deed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseGooser View Post
    Like I said... Guys like Franco that CLAIM to be Libertarian,, and voted for President Obama,, should read the article link I posted above... Then explain how who they voted for,, represents LIMITED GOVERNMENT!

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    Completely dumb Gooser. Maybe you should read the Libertarian Platform before assuming.

    http://www.lp.org/
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    I actually follow the Cato Institute on Twitter, so they provide some great links to stories that interest me
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    I actually follow the Cato Institute on Twitter, so they provide some great links to stories that interest me
    So, the real conservatives here follow CATO, and the pseudo grand standers pick and choose and paraphrase??
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    So, the real conservatives here follow CATO, and the pseudo grand standers pick and choose and paraphrase??
    Just like I said in post #13!


    BTW, all you real conservatives here that follow CATO supported a Crony Capitalist, a party that wants to limit your Liberties, a party that loves big spending and government, and are advocating going to war with Iran!
    Last edited by Franco; 11-09-2012 at 10:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Just like I said in post #13!


    BTW, all you real conservatives here that follow CATO supported a Crony Capitalist, a party that wants to limit your Liberties, a party that loves big spending and government, and are advocating going to war with Iran!
    That's the problem with your brand of omniscience...you confuse voting against the current White House inhabitant, as voting FOR a party that is established and can be changed from within. The conservatives haven't been in office for many years, and it's taken folks like the Tea Party grass roots groups to get into the project of changing out the RINOs and the 'establishment' east coast and Washington corridor groupies. At least we have a structure from which to progress, rather than start to re-invent the wheel.

    Good luck with your 5% getting anything established in your lifetime. But we'll keep our eyes on Louisiana and watch your 'party' take over, so we can expect the next Presidential candidate to rise from your organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseGooser View Post
    Yes!
    Very good site.

    Another for us Colorado guys is the

    Independece Institute:

    Not to railroad the thread,, but here is an article from the Independence Institutes web site, that has a guy who just wrote a book on Government and the second amendment.

    He wrote the following article about Oas treaty.

    Gun Control was a topic that was "Off the Table" in debates this past election...
    The second amendment was brought once,, and President Obama said he supported the second ammendment,, but with reasonable regulation....

    He is an example of what HE president Obama,, and Secretary of state call reasonable...

    These sites are where you find information like this.. The mainstream press wont give aitime to any of it.. The folks that blindly follow our media,, readstuff like this,,, and they just revert to adressing the article as fear mongering,, or right wing kooks...

    President Obama considers this as "reasonable" regulation..
    We must be very careful of the lefts definitions of simple words..
    Remember president Clinton?

    You gun tingerers, and reloaders read this..

    http://davekopel.com/2A/Mags/oas-treaty.htm
    Gooser that was an interesting read but not relevant to this election, both parties put up anti-gun candidates which basically makes this argument a mute point. The second amendment was off the table because both candidates had the same view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bill View Post
    That's the problem with your brand of omniscience...you confuse voting against the current White House inhabitant, as voting FOR a party that is established and can be changed from within. The conservatives haven't been in office for many years, and it's taken folks like the Tea Party grass roots groups to get into the project of changing out the RINOs and the 'establishment' east coast and Washington corridor groupies. At least we have a structure from which to progress, rather than start to re-invent the wheel.

    Good luck with your 5% getting anything established in your lifetime. But we'll keep our eyes on Louisiana and watch your 'party' take over, so we can expect the next Presidential candidate to rise from your organization.

    UB
    The reality is that the Teas took it in the shorts on Election Day and helped Obama win!
    http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/...heir-win-video
    It's such a shame that in the USA, defending Liberty has become such a heroic deed.

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