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2013-06-04 01:01:43 PM
"Whay are you such a selfish, greedy prick?"
 
2013-06-04 01:06:46 PM
Why are leather dusters so damn stylish?
 
2013-06-04 01:07:14 PM
What rhymes with "orange"?
 
2013-06-04 01:10:22 PM
Why do we drive on parkways, but park on driveways?
 
2013-06-04 01:15:23 PM
I think many democracies (and republics) are libertarian in their infancies, but as they mature, government grows.  This is partly due to demands from the populace, and politicians' lust for power.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 01:15:44 PM
Again... with the language problems.  We're not talking about Libertarianism, we talking Corporate Anarchists.
 
2013-06-04 01:20:29 PM

TheHighlandHowler: I think many democracies (and republics) are libertarian in their infancies, but as they mature, government grows.  This is partly due to demands from the populace, and politicians' lust for power.


Care to name one?
 
2013-06-04 01:23:33 PM
"What are you doing outside my window with those binoculars?"
 
2013-06-04 01:23:59 PM
"How can you claim to support liberty as a concept instead of a justification for your own selfishness when you support people like RAND PAUL who has zero problems with the security state and personal lives of the citizens through their religious beliefs and fear of terrorism as well as governmental intervention into the economy on the side of business?"
 
2013-06-04 01:24:24 PM
Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?
 
2013-06-04 01:27:50 PM

James!: Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?


Who is Spain?
 
2013-06-04 01:29:43 PM

Shostie: James!: Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?

Who is Spain?


Balls!
 
2013-06-04 01:33:43 PM
If your approach is so great, why hasn't any country anywhere in the world ever tried it?
Lack of opportunity would be my guess.  You can't just relocate somewhere and declare a new government.  And no government is going to willingly give up power.
 
2013-06-04 01:39:21 PM
"What's your Fark handle?"
 
2013-06-04 01:40:03 PM

Honest Bender: If your approach is so great, why hasn't any country anywhere in the world ever tried it?
Lack of opportunity would be my guess.  You can't just relocate somewhere and declare a new government.   And no government is going to willingly give up power.


Just shows how little faith libertarians have in their own ideas.
Did George Washington let the British unwillingness to give up power stop him from founding the USA?
Did George Bush let Saddam's unwillingness to give up power stop him from turning Iraq into a democracy?
Did the Germans let the Soviet's unwillingness stop them from bombing Pearl Harbor?
 
2013-06-04 01:42:36 PM
"What is libertarianism? Certainly not what YOU think it is..........................................................heh. Sheeple."
 
2013-06-04 01:43:32 PM
I suggest Somalia is just such a libertarian paradise . No ,bureaucrats ,no law , no red tape, nobody getting into your bidness.
 
2013-06-04 01:44:11 PM

Karac: Just shows how little faith libertarians have in their own ideas.


You're absolutely right.  My faith in libertarianism is insufficient to motivate me to insight an armed revolution.  You caught me.
 
2013-06-04 01:46:53 PM
May as well say "Hey libs, if Republicans are so hopelessly terrible why does the country keep giving them a chance?"
 
2013-06-04 01:48:07 PM
"What is the Dewey Decimal number for a biography on Theodore Roosevelt?"
 
2013-06-04 01:51:12 PM
WTF is wrong with you?
 
2013-06-04 01:52:33 PM

TheHighlandHowler: I think many democracies (and republics) are libertarian in their infancies, but as they mature, government grows.  This is partly due to demands from the populace, and politicians' lust for power.


"From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions."
 
2013-06-04 01:52:37 PM
"how did this elephant get into my pajamas?"
 
2013-06-04 01:58:54 PM
The fact that it was created by Robert Heinlein for STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND, and was never meant
to be taken seriously as an actual political system?
 
2013-06-04 02:17:35 PM

TheHighlandHowler: I think many democracies (and republics) are libertarian in their infancies, but as they mature, government grows.  This is partly due to demands from the populace, and politicians' lust for power.


It could be that they find out that libertarianism doesn't work.

Or it could be that communism works great, but that politicians' lust for power and the demands from the populace spoil those systems, too.
 
2013-06-04 02:27:26 PM

TheHighlandHowler: I think many democracies (and republics) are libertarian in their infancies, but as they mature, government grows.  This is partly due to demands from the populace, and politicians' lust for power.


Scope creep is a hell of a thing.
 
2013-06-04 02:33:45 PM
This is a pretty dumb criticism of libertarianism.
 
2013-06-04 02:33:48 PM
Socialist shopping:

cdn-static.zdnet.com

Libertarian shopping:

theeconomiccollapseblog.com
futurespassed.com

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-06-04 02:38:46 PM
There seem to be a lot of people who don't understand the difference between libertarians and anarchists.
 
2013-06-04 02:39:53 PM
i48.tinypic.com

libertarian taxidermy
 
2013-06-04 02:40:21 PM

Honest Bender: There seem to be a lot of people who don't understand the difference between libertarians and anarchists.


Including most "Libertarians".
 
2013-06-04 02:40:31 PM
We can't have a true libertarian country because human beings are useless and weak.
 
2013-06-04 02:42:44 PM
msnbcmedia.msn.com 

libertarian free-market competition
 
2013-06-04 02:43:27 PM
Why the Dewey Decimal System puts comics in the same section as reference?
 
2013-06-04 02:43:32 PM
Of all the stupidity and assholedom associated with libertarianism, failure to answer this question is quite a pointless thing to pick out.
 
2013-06-04 02:43:52 PM
Not to defend Libertarianism, but the question itself is a logical fallacy: argumentum e silencio.
 
2013-06-04 02:44:28 PM

Gecko Gingrich: What rhymes with "orange"?


Sporange
 
2013-06-04 02:44:37 PM
How long does it take to drive?
 
2013-06-04 02:45:27 PM
The question they can't answer really is "What happens if you actually get your way?"
 
2013-06-04 02:46:16 PM
"Can John Galt build, with his own bare hands, a rock so huge that He Himself cannot lift it and drop it on a crowd of unworthies?"
 
2013-06-04 02:46:50 PM

Honest Bender: There seem to be a lot of people who don't understand the difference between libertarians and anarchists.


They're getting better...Almost 2 hours in and no idiotic LOL Somalia yet.

Oh, wait.

sithon: I suggest Somalia is just such a libertarian paradise . No ,bureaucrats ,no law , no red tape, nobody getting into your bidness.


I stand corrected.
 
2013-06-04 02:48:56 PM
i47.tinypic.com 

libertarian surgeon general
 
2013-06-04 02:48:58 PM

timujin: Gecko Gingrich: What rhymes with "orange"?

Sporange


melange
 
2013-06-04 02:49:00 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Honest Bender: There seem to be a lot of people who don't understand the difference between libertarians and anarchists.

They're getting better...Almost 2 hours in and no idiotic LOL Somalia yet.

Oh, wait.

sithon: I suggest Somalia is just such a libertarian paradise . No ,bureaucrats ,no law , no red tape, nobody getting into your bidness.

I stand corrected.


By all means, demonstrate why the comparison is improper.
 
2013-06-04 02:50:43 PM
i47.tinypic.com 

libertarian baby
 
2013-06-04 02:51:33 PM
i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-04 02:52:26 PM
i43.tinypic.com 

libertarian primate exhibit
 
2013-06-04 02:53:38 PM
"Shouldn't you be dead from botulism-laden uninspected food by now?"
 
2013-06-04 02:54:20 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Libertarian fire department on the job.
 
2013-06-04 02:55:24 PM
"What's your girlfriend's name?"
 
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