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    Hey there everyone!

    Not sure where, exactly, I fit on the political spectrum.

    I'm seriously laissez-faire oriented where business/economics is concerned and strongly oriented toward individual liberty/rights with personal responsibility and strong but very limited government(especially strong where national security/defense, individual liberty and property rights are concerned).

    The above tends to get me labeled as a "conservative", but on many issues, such as LGBT rights, women's rights, same-sex marriage, legalized drugs/gambling/prostitution, etc., all of which I support, my individual liberty/rights stance tends to get me labeled a "liberal".

    I also get called a "libertarian" fairly often, which in many ways is pretty close; except that unlike most mainstream libertarians, I'm not an isolationist; and in fact I think we absolutely SHOULD be the world's policeman; both because if we don't, the world power vacuum will be filled by the likes of Russia and China, and because I think that role has been and remains tremendously beneficial to US and world security and US and world economic well being.

    So there you have it. "LibConertarian", perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treebeard View Post
    Hey there everyone!

    Not sure where, exactly, I fit on the political spectrum.

    I'm seriously laissez-faire oriented where business/economics is concerned and strongly oriented toward individual liberty/rights with personal responsibility and strong but very limited government(especially strong where national security/defense, individual liberty and property rights are concerned).

    The above tends to get me labeled as a "conservative", but on many issues, such as LGBT rights, women's rights, same-sex marriage, legalized drugs/gambling/prostitution, etc., all of which I support, my individual liberty/rights stance tends to get me labeled a "liberal".

    I also get called a "libertarian" fairly often, which in many ways is pretty close; except that unlike most mainstream libertarians, I'm not an isolationist; and in fact I think we absolutely SHOULD be the world's policeman; both because if we don't, the world power vacuum will be filled by the likes of Russia and China, and because I think that role has been and remains tremendously beneficial to US and world security and US and world economic well being.

    So there you have it. "LibConertarian", perhaps?
    Welcome aboard the PF neocon.

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    Trees don't have beards. You are a libertarian. A progressive libertarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maindawg View Post
    Trees don't have beards. You are a libertarian. A progressive libertarian.
    We have a tree here in Alabama called Grancy Greybeard.
    The truth is neither right or left...it is the truth.

    The worst lesson a man can learn is to depend on others and whine about his suffering.

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    You, you get points based on the name alone. Awesome stuff there. Keeping rocking it.

    We seem to agree on several things actually. I am very much for personal liberty and rights and don't think that one person has a right to tell another how to live.

    I know introductions are always rough but we're glad to have you here. I don't think you got to worry about the white hand either.
    The reason Politicians try so hard to get re-elected is that they would hate to have to make a living under the laws they've passed
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    He was so deadly, in fact, that his enemies would go blind to over-exposure to pure awesomness!

    I'm here to say hi and chew gum, and I'm all out of gum....

    Flounder, beloved friend, mentor, and moderator to all of us on PF. You will always be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treebeard View Post
    Hey there everyone!

    Not sure where, exactly, I fit on the political spectrum.

    I'm seriously laissez-faire oriented where business/economics is concerned and strongly oriented toward individual liberty/rights with personal responsibility and strong but very limited government(especially strong where national security/defense, individual liberty and property rights are concerned).

    The above tends to get me labeled as a "conservative", but on many issues, such as LGBT rights, women's rights, same-sex marriage, legalized drugs/gambling/prostitution, etc., all of which I support, my individual liberty/rights stance tends to get me labeled a "liberal".

    I also get called a "libertarian" fairly often, which in many ways is pretty close; except that unlike most mainstream libertarians, I'm not an isolationist; and in fact I think we absolutely SHOULD be the world's policeman; both because if we don't, the world power vacuum will be filled by the likes of Russia and China, and because I think that role has been and remains tremendously beneficial to US and world security and US and world economic well being.

    So there you have it. "LibConertarian", perhaps?
    Welcome my libertarian friend.
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    Shalom and welcome to the forum.
    Scripture, science, facts, stats, and logic is how I argue.

    The same people you lock your doors to are the same people gun carriers carry.

    When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.

    "If guns are the cause of crimes then aren't matches the cause of arson?" Don Boys

    "Why do you trust the government with machine guns but not honest citizens?" Don Boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treebeard View Post
    Hey there everyone!

    Not sure where, exactly, I fit on the political spectrum.

    I'm seriously laissez-faire oriented where business/economics is concerned and strongly oriented toward individual liberty/rights with personal responsibility and strong but very limited government(especially strong where national security/defense, individual liberty and property rights are concerned).

    The above tends to get me labeled as a "conservative", but on many issues, such as LGBT rights, women's rights, same-sex marriage, legalized drugs/gambling/prostitution, etc., all of which I support, my individual liberty/rights stance tends to get me labeled a "liberal".

    I also get called a "libertarian" fairly often, which in many ways is pretty close; except that unlike most mainstream libertarians, I'm not an isolationist; and in fact I think we absolutely SHOULD be the world's policeman; both because if we don't, the world power vacuum will be filled by the likes of Russia and China, and because I think that role has been and remains tremendously beneficial to US and world security and US and world economic well being.

    So there you have it. "LibConertarian", perhaps?
    Welcome to the forum!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySoldier View Post
    Welcome my libertarian friend.
    ‘Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it’ Never have truer words been spoken.

    'Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.'

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