Libertarian Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Rumpus StillStiff, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Nelson

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    The bill does this in blanket fashion for all shutdowns, creating a perverse incentive structure for president/congress going forward. Guessing that’s what’s going on
     
  2. bwi2

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    The worry about federal worker pay has never prevented a shutdown and concerns about backpay for furloughed employees has never hastened the end of a shutdown. At most, worry about pay for workers who are actually working is raised as a concern, but this bill doesn’t address that. This is a classical libertarian concern in that it frets over perverse incentives that never come into play in real life.
     
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  3. Rabid

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    Timbs!


     
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  4. Love Tractor

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    Just fantastic news.
     
  5. Fran Tarkenton

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  6. Truman

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    When your libertarianism is more precious than your medical degree.
     
  7. ShuPoor

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    In fairness, you shouldn't need professional licensure or training to practice medicine.
     
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  8. Reggie Washington

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    Actually read the article and look at what its says. Its not as outlandish as the title or tweet suggest. He even said that he himself and his children are vaccinated because "benefits of vaccines greatly outweighing the risks, but I still don’t favor giving up on liberty for a false sense of security.”

    Don't see anything wrong with with that statement if we're talking about it from a libertarian point of view.
     
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  9. Rabid

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    :rolleyes: (Eye roll)
     
  10. Fran Tarkenton

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  11. AIOLICOCK

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  12. Stagger Lee

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  13. Fran Tarkenton

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  14. Rabid

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    Disappointing. I miss the old Rand Paul.
     
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  15. ShuPoor

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    It's much easier to take when you realize he's never had any principles, he just thought that was the way the wind was blowing.
     
  16. Truman

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    Old Rand talked a principled game then voted however his donors wanted. New Rand doesn’t even bother w appearances anymore.
     
  17. Rabid

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    Justin Amash is the only politician I fully respect and identify with. Even there, I just fear he will eventually let me down.
     
  18. Rabid

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  19. ShuPoor

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    Lol
     
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  20. Lyrtch

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    the likes on the OP of this thread are a ride
     
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  21. Watasha

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    What a refreshing thread—just a bunch of lesbians guarding their pot farms with machine guns.

    Can’t wait for the Biden vs. Trump threads.
     
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  22. Truman

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  23. Lyrtch

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    Norquist did too
     
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  24. wes tegg

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    The fifth pillar of Objectivism -- "do as I say, not as I do."
     
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  25. Rabid

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  26. Lyrtch

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    in retrospect its amazing this thread has so many pages
     
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  27. Lyrtch

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  28. CaneKnight

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    Least shocking thing ever
     
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  29. Rabid

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    Liberty hangout is garden variety Trumpist/ Nationalism
     
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  30. Lyrtch

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    we all know poo poo bennett who runs that account

    (you identify as an ancap tho?)
     
  31. Lyrtch

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  32. Rabid

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    Capitalist, yes. Anarchist, no.

    I’m much more of an incrementalist.
     
  33. Lyrtch

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    for reasons I looked for this thread and it seems the thread starters account was deleted and the thread title was zorped

    i've returned the libertarian thread to its former glory
     
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  34. CaneKnight

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    You mean shy republicans?
     
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  35. Redav

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    The political shift of posters in the first two pages is interesting
     
  36. Lyrtch

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    it is nuts, especially the arguments a few pages in
     
  37. BudKilmer

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    oh no Shawn what are we doing
     
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  38. Nandor the Relentless

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    Things sure have changed
     
  39. The Banks

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    Our Republican thread sure got quiet after January6th.
     
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  40. BudKilmer

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    I’m proud of your growth :beerchug:
     
  41. wes tegg

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    Spike 80DF went from posting ITT in 2017 to giving us frontline reports from BLM protests last summer.
     
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  42. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    Tmb 2010 "lmbo you mad libtard?"

    Tmb 2021 "I now give an ample shit about other people"

    Pretty remarkable cultural journey for a college football internet message board
     
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  43. Nandor the Relentless

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    Pretty shocking considering we fear change
     
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  44. Bo Pelinis

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    At least for me a cup of coffee with libertarianism was just a way to justify a leftward shift on a bunch of issues but an inward struggle to no longer identify with a conservative political identity. Think that's prob a of dudes here. Pretty embarrassed by it though.
     
  45. Redav

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    Think it's pretty common as an initial step away from considering yourself a republican
     
  46. Spike 80DF

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    It's amazing what a little empathy can do
     
  47. wes tegg

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    Indeed. If you don't mind my asking, how old are you? I admittedly thought I was an ancap libertarian until I got to college.
     
  48. Spike 80DF

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    30. AnCap makes a lot of sense when you're a middle+ class white dude with unchecked privilege who has never faced any social barriers and can't fathom not being able to just afford everything your corporate overlords would charge you for.
     
  49. Bo Pelinis

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    Age mattered a lot to me because when I was younger the 60s seemed like a lifetime ago. Then as you get older you realize that all these racist policies weren't long ago at all and we're all living in the echos of the very recent very oppressive and racist and classist past (not to even speak of the present). The people that are down and out generally aren't there because of their own doing but instead because of a systemic effort to put them there.

    I also think growing up in a supposedly post-racial (at least that was what we were taught in school) 90s stunted our generation's understanding of race to a large extent.