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Old 11-23-2005, 02:26 PM
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i dare you to watch the whole thing.
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lib·er·tar·i·an: One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state.
-- American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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"Libertarianism is a philosophy. The basic premise of libertarianism is that each individual should be free to do as he or she pleases so long as he or she does not harm others. In the libertarian view, societies and governments infringe on individual liberties whenever they tax wealth, create penalties for victimless crimes, or otherwise attempt to control or regulate individual conduct which harms or benefits no one except the individual who engages in it."
-- definition written by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (!), during the process of granting the Advocates for Self-Government status as a non-profit (educational organization.
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"Libertarianism is, as the name implies, the belief in liberty. Libertarians believe that each person owns his own life and property, and has the right to make his own choices as to how he lives his life - as long as he simply respects the same right of others to do the same."
-- Sharon Harris, President, Advocates for Self-Government
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"Libertarianism promotes a society where no one is the first to harm (strike, defraud, steal from) another. If someone fails to obey this one-and-only law, then he or she must make things right again with the one who is harmed. The only legitimate use of force is self-defense. Basically, libertarianism is a restatement of how we learned to get along with each other as youngsters. We honor our neighbors' choices, and they honor ours. We don't start fights and only fight back when attacked. We try to make right any wrongs that we do. Simple, isn't it?"
-- Dr. Mary Ruwart, Author, Healing Our World
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"Libertarianism is what your mom taught you: behave yourself and don't hit your sister."
-- former Advocates Board Chair Dr. Kenneth Bisson
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"Libertarianism is self-government. It combines the best of both worlds: The left leg of self-government is tolerance of others; the right leg is responsible economic behavior. The combination of both legs leads to social harmony and material abundance."
-- Marshall Fritz, Founder of the Advocates for Self-Government; President, Alliance for the Separation of School and State
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"Free minds and free markets."
-- slogan of Reason magazine, a prominent libertarian publication
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:"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."
-- from the Preamble to the Libertarian Party Platform
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"In popular terminology, a libertarian is the opposite of an authoritarian. Strictly speaking, a libertarian is one who rejects the idea of using violence or the threat of violence -- legal or illegal -- to impose his will or viewpoint upon any peaceful person. Generally speaking, a libertarian is one who wants to be governed far less than he is today."
-- Dean Russell, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), 1955
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"Libertarians are self-governors in both personal and economic matters. They believe government's only purpose is to protect people from coercion and violence. Libertarians value individual responsibility, and tolerate economic and social diversity."
-- Carole Ann Rand, Chair, Board of Directors, Advocates for Self-Government
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"Libertarianism is what you probably already believe… Libertarian values are American values. Libertarianism is America's heritage of liberty, patriotism and honest work to build a future for your family. It's the idea that being free and independent is a great way to live. That each of us is a unique individual, with great potential. That you own yourself, and that you have the right to decide what's best for you. Americans of all races and creeds built a great and prosperous country with these libertarian ideals. Let's use them to build America's future."
-- David Bergland, 1984 Libertarian Party presidential candidate and author of Libertarianism in One Lesson
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"A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being, or to advocate or delegate its initiation. Those who act consistently with this principle are libertarians, whether they realize it or not. Those who fail to act consistently with it are *not* libertarians, regardless of what they may claim."
-- author L. Neil Smith

(taken from http://www.libertarianism.com/definitions.htm)


some good faqs on libertarianism.
http://www.libertarianism.com/faqs.htm
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:42 PM
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oh my god dude, what is your m,alfunction? the 2 thread you posted and made were locked cuz this stupid bs, i give this one 20min...
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:44 PM
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STFU bitch rapper.
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:45 PM
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wow .. i was pretty stoned..... it was ight
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:45 PM
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BAN!
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul99EX
oh my god dude, what is your m,alfunction? the 2 thread you posted and made were locked cuz this stupid bs, i give this one 20min...
my other thread was locked cause i was bashing bush and the government for ---- theyre doing.
in this thread im just pointing out libertarianism.

did you even read why the otherone got locked?

well. im doing it differently in this one. not bashing anyone. not that i did much of that in the first one.. i just pointed out some facts.

so yeah.. read. then post. dont assume. thanks.
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Join the Stealthmode party!!!!!! Our answer to everything is "---- off". :1
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul99EX
BAN!
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Stealthmode
Join the Stealthmode party!!!!!! Our answer to everything is "---- off". :1
i proudly support the Stealthmode party!

what should we do about the war?

---- OFF! hahah
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------- gay, and i semi-hate random-strike. i vote ban
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