The Libertarian Party

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by indahook, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. while reading a chit-chat thread this morning I came across a thread in which a well known poster stated he voted Libertarian. So I decided to start a thread on the subject.

    Ever take this small quiz? http://www.self-gov.org/quiz.html

    Try it. Now to me it doed not matter what party you wish to be associated with. What matters are the stats at the bottom...please take notice when you are done.



    7,621,013

    THAT'S HOW MANY TIMES THE QUIZ
    HAS BEEN TAKEN SO FAR.

    (Results are renewed after each submission.)

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    How People Have Scored


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    Centrist 32.95 %


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    Right (Conservative) 8.47 %


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    Libertarian 32.98 %


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    Left (Liberal) 17.68 %


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    Statist (Big Government) 7.92 %
     
  2. The questions were certainly stated in sufficiently dogmatic terms to attract Libertarians....
     
  3. 7.5 million people have taken this test. And clearly a Libertarian mindset is in play @ 32.98% of the vote.

    I am of the opinion that change is afoot in the USA. Not because of this silly test. But because of underlying changes. When I talk to older people who are staunch republicans or democrats they cant associate with their parties anymore. Hell, most of them dont even know what their party stands for anymore.


    Take a look at this link as see if you agree with these thoughts or not. http://www.lp.org/issues/issues.shtml


    "Libertarians believe the answer to America's political problems is the same commitment to freedom that earned America its greatness: a free-market economy and the abundance and prosperity it brings; a dedication to civil liberties and personal freedom that marks this country above all others; and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade as prescribed by America's founders."
     
  4. Most Libertarians have little to no social conscience....

    As a party, Libertarians have zero chance, as they are too self centered to ever form a cohesive unit.

    Anyone who has ever observed their political conventions can attest to this fact.
     
  5. Well maybe we need some changes to try and test these unproven principles. Certainly your open minded enough to take a look, Z. I think you will agree with some of it.





    As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives, and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.

    We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.

    Consequently, we defend each person's right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.

    In the following pages we have set forth our basic principles and enumerated various policy stands derived from those principles.

    These specific policies are not our goal, however. Our goal is nothing more nor less than a world set free in our lifetime, and it is to this end that we take these stands.
     
  6. Your opinion. I think our partys stance has greater social conscience that any other.
     
  7. Introduction to the LP



    What is the Libertarian Party? | America's third largest party | Why not stick with the establishment?
    | The Libertarian option | What Americans want | Time for action






    What Is The Libertarian Party?
    The Libertarian Party is your representative in American politics. It is the only political organization which respects you as a unique and competent individual.


    America's Heritage
    Libertarians believe in the American heritage of liberty, enterprise, and personal responsibility. Libertarians recognize the responsibility we all share to preserve this precious heritage for our children and grandchildren.

    Free and Independent
    Libertarians believe that being free and independent is a great way to live. We want a system which encourages all people to choose what they want from life; that lets them live, love, work, play, and dream their own way.

    Caring For People
    The Libertarian way is a caring, people-centered approach to politics. We believe each individual is unique. We want a system which respects the individual and encourages us to discover the best within ourselves and develop our full potential.

    Principled; Consistent
    The Libertarian way is a logically consistent approach to politics based on the moral principle of self-ownership. Each individual has the right to control his or her own body, action, speech, and property. Government's only role is to help individuals defend themselves from force and fraud.

    Tolerant
    The Libertarian Party is for all who don't want to push other people around and don't want to be pushed around themselves. Live and let live is the Libertarian way.
     
  8. "Tolerant
    The Libertarian Party is for all who don't want to push other people around and don't want to be pushed around themselves. Live and let live is the Libertarian way."


    Oh yeah, the ET Libertarians have demonstrated such overwhelming tolerance....

    LOL!

     
  9. I hope your not speaking of me. Now let me in on whats so funny.
     
  10. This is the first time I can recall your views on Libertarian party, so I didn't include you in my previous observations.



     
    #10     Jul 12, 2006