Diogenes: Honestly, what does being a Libertarian mean beyond legalizing drugs, banging hookers and sitting by while the rest of the world blows itself up?Well, there's also the self-centeredness and sociopathy.
slayer199: lockers: The idea that the federal government exist to protect and defend individual freedom is a mythical fantasy. The reason we have a federal government is to govern the states. We, thankfully, included the bill of rights to limit how it can govern. Make no mistake, as passed, the constitution limited the government from taking your liberties in no way. We had to amend it to get those liberties that we enumerated. It wasn't even till the reformation that we even applied those rights to individual states. It took a civil war and abolishment to guarentee states respected individual liberty. Think on that a minute.You may want to re-read the Constitution sometime. The government is granted power, the people have Rights. Read the Federalist Papers (Federalist 84). Alexander Hamilton argued against the Bill of Rights stating that if such a Bill of Rights were added that it could be interpreted that the People ONLY had those rights. "I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and in the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed constitution, but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers which are not granted; and on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than were granted. For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do? Why for instance, should it be said, that the liberty of the press shall not be restrained, when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed? I will not contend that such a provision would confer a regulating power; but it is evident that it would furnish, to men disposed to usurp, a plausible pretense for claiming that power."The 9th and 10th Amendments were a compromise.9thThe enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.10thThe powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited ...
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A Dark Evil Omen: FarkedOver: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x331] LIBERTARIAN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTAnd then they buy the land and have the cops evict the tent colony.
karnal: A libertarian is a liberal who learned economics at a 3rd grade level in an Alabama public school.
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Huggermugger: Weren't you people shrieking bloody murder when it was disclosed that some people were buying produce at Trader Joe's with SNAP benefits?
Phinn: that the whole "rational actor" idea is just a massive strawman argument, invented to justify more authoritarianism.
Phinn: How is it that people are so irrational and mean-spirited and downright evil that they can't be trusted with their economic freedom, and a government must manage it for them, but that the outcome of every vote by these very same people is presumed to be wise and just and beneficent?
karnal: A libertarian is a liberal who learned economics.
skullkrusher: Ctrl-Alt-Del: vygramul: Gulper Eel: A Republican will pee on your leg and tell you it's raining.A Democrat will pee on your leg and tell you you're racist/sexist/plutocratic for objecting to having your leg peed on.A Libertarian will tell you to move your farking leg out of the way before he pees.A Libertarian will pee on your leg and then tell you you should have moved your leg when you saw him unzipping his fly.A Libertarian will piss in your drinking water and then tell you "tough shiat, the stream passes thorough my back yard. PRIVATE PROPERTY biatchEZ"A first worlder would tell you to stop getting your drinking water straight from a stream
Gulper Eel: A Republican will pee on your leg and tell you it's raining.A Democrat will pee on your leg and tell you you're racist/sexist/plutocratic for objecting to having your leg peed on.A Libertarian will tell you to move your farking leg out of the way before he pees.
skullkrusher: Capitalists are capitalists, man. You're a socialist. You're gonna have to come to terms with stealing from mom and pop
Katolu: Dusk-You-n-Me: It means you're probably white.Look up "Moorish Moopish".
ikanreed: skullkrusher: A Dark Evil Omen: Libertarians are just plutocrat-wannabes who like weed. Authoritarian shiatheels with a stolen name.I do love anarcho-socialists-cum-uber-statists who call others authoritarianWe do it because you are. The fact that your preferred authority is the rich, not the democratically elected matters absolutely nothing to us.
Gulper Eel: A Republican will pee on your leg and tell you it's raining.A Democrat will pee on your leg and tell you you're racist/sexist/plutocratic for objecting to having your leg peed on.A Libertarian will tell you to move your farking leg out of the way before he pees.Pee on your leg and demand that you sue him for damages if you feel that having your clothes peed on is a violation of your property rights, and then deny the legitimacy of the court that the hearing is held in because he didn't personally consent to having the conflict resolved in that fashion in an attempt to draw out the proceedings until you're bankrupt from trying to get your pissy pants, socks, and shoes replaced.
FarkedOver: skullkrusher: A Dark Evil Omen: Libertarians are just plutocrat-wannabes who like weed. Authoritarian shiatheels with a stolen name.I do love anarcho-socialists-cum-uber-statists who call others authoritarianHe is an anarchist. I would say he is the last person that will trample your rights. Me on the other hand, I love the state. I don't love the state as it exists now. I mean the state is a tool used by the ruling class to oppress other classes. Who is the ruling class? Capitalists. Now, I love the state in as much as I want the working class (the majority of the people) to control the state to oppress the ruling class (the capitalists). It's only fair :)
justaguy516: I remember a friend who was a rabid libertarian. And then he had an autistic son born to him.
A Dark Evil Omen: Libertarians are just plutocrat-wannabes who like weed. Authoritarian shiatheels with a stolen name.
Dancin_In_Anson: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/13/libertarianism-for-dummies/Too long. Don't read.
UNC_Samurai: kxs401: All the Libertarians I know are either 20-something dudes who love weed and have very little idea what the federal government actually does or brilliant sociopaths who believe they would flourish in a country without a strong central government and therefore, screw you.Anecdata!I can't disagree. I went through a dumb college libertarian phase. Then I graduated and the real world slapped some sense into me. Between wising up and watching the political spectrum around me being distorted, I'm now pretty damn liberal.
Gulper Eel: I guess I'd pass for libertarian here at Fark - that comes from watching the progressive model be at best an expensive mediocrity in my home state, and watching power seeking more power in Washington no matter who's in charge.Call libertarianism the opposite of whatever the party that wants to play Santa Claus and the party that wants to play God are doing.
Karac: What Libertarians do exceedingly well is sit on the sidelines, arms folded, and complain.How is that different from Republicans?
axeeugene: Your type make me puke, QueenMamaBee.
QueenMamaBee: kxs401: Also, there are a few who are Republicans but too self-aware to call themselves Republicans.THIS.My best friend from high school has recently decided to call himself Libertarian, but he pretty much parrots Rand Paul (who himself apparently hasn't had an original idea in years). I finally had to block him from FB because of all the "ERMAHGERD! SEEKRIT MOOSELEM!" bullshiat.I do enjoy my debates with the couple of friends who can hold decent, thought-provoking conversations, but this guy apparently thinks Monty Python's Argument Clinic is a good idea./no it isn't
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