I have seen this topic popping up in all of the online poker ban threads, so I thought I would give the Libertarians on this forum to make a compelling case in a single thread. Below are some snippets from other threads, including my case for voting Libertarian.
wilheldp, on Monday, October 2nd, 2006, 1:05 PM, said:
I voted Libertarian in the last presidential election. If anybody had actually taken the time to look at what Michael Badnarik had to say, a lot of other people would have done the same. Instead, they just do exactly what their party leaders told them to do, or what the media told them to do and voted Red or Blue. I don't give a rat's *** when people tell me that I flushed my vote down the toilet, or that I'm a nutjob for voting 3rd party. I voted for the candidate that I thought would do the best job. I have heard countless people saying that they voted AGAINST Bush, or AGAINST Kerry. I say that THEY are the ones that flushed their vote down the toilet because they didn't vote for the candidate that they thought would do the best job...they just voted against the one that they thought would do slightly worse.And before you go railing against my attack on the media above, let me ask you something. If a candidate for President of the United States was arrested during the campaign, do you think you would have heard about it? Well, Badnarik and the Green Party candidate, David Cobb, were arrested outside of the St. Louis Presidential Debate because they tried to serve a Order to Show Cause that those two candidates were excluded from the debate. This news didn't exactly make it into the nightly news or the newspapers the next morning because, who cares? They were just candidates to lead our country.
revdiv, on Monday, October 2nd, 2006, 12:37 PM, said:
"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers and then you cash in on guilt."Ayn Rand --- Atlas Shrugged --- 1957
Ayn Rand was a noted Libertarian. Coincidentally, Alan Greenspan was a student and collaborator of Any Rand's...until he became Fed Chief and completely trampled the Libertarian ideal of a gold standard.
TheCinciKid, on Saturday, September 30th, 2006, 3:42 AM, said:
I will vote Libertarian the moment the Libertarian party becomes relevant and runs a candidate that has a chance. Seriously I agree with alot of Libertarian ideals, but the biggest problem with our government really is the 2-party system and I see no way of changing that right now.
hblask, on Monday, October 2nd, 2006, 12:30 PM, said:
Hint: Elections are not like the roulette, where if you pick the winner you get a prize. They are your chance to speak your voice. If you vote based on "who has a chance", even if they disagree with you, you have completely defeated the point of elections, and harm yourself in the long run.
Seriously, voting in this election is like voting between eating filet mignon, a piece of **** with peanuts, or a piece of **** without peanuts. And everyone's saying, well pieces of **** usually win, so I'm gonna vote for the one with peanuts since that has more nutritional value then the one without. Either way you're voting for the same thing, and it's destroying the country.