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Reply #50 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 4:19pm
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SkyChief wrote on Jul 9th, 2018 at 12:26pm:
No. The boy shouldn't vote because he's not informed.
Calling him the "boy" isn't that good of an idea Chief. I'm sure you know why.
  
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Reply #51 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 4:21pm
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It wouldn't serve any useful purpose
If it kept ignorant children from voting, that would be a good purpose wouldn't it?

Why would you want to have ignorant children who never had a job voting?
  
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Reply #52 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 4:26pm
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Jeff wrote on Jul 9th, 2018 at 4:19pm:
Calling him the "boy" isn't that good of an idea Chief. I'm sure you know why.

I honestly don't.  He looks younger than 20 to me.

Kid?
  
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Reply #53 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 4:35pm
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SkyChief wrote on Jul 9th, 2018 at 4:26pm:
I honestly don't.  He looks younger than 20 to me.

Kid?
Young man is correct. A five year old would probably see him as a man.
  
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Reply #54 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 8:22am
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It seems the new Supreme Court Justice has some good positions, and some I think are not so good-

http://reason.com/blog/2018/07/09/scotus-contender-brett-kavanaugh-sees-th?utm_m...

http://reason.com/blog/2018/07/07/scotus-shortlister-brett-kavanaugh-on-ob?utm_m...

Time will tell if he is better than Kennedy or worse.
  
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Reply #55 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 12:17pm
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Jeff wrote on Jul 10th, 2018 at 8:22am:
It seems the new Supreme Court Justice has some good positions, and some I think are not so good-

http://reason.com/blog/2018/07/09/scotus-contender-brett-kavanaugh-sees-th?utm_m...

http://reason.com/blog/2018/07/07/scotus-shortlister-brett-kavanaugh-on-ob?utm_m...

Time will tell if he is better than Kennedy or worse.

There was strong opposition to Kavanaugh even before he made the short list of SCOTUS nominees.

The protesters were assembled and paid long before Trump announced his pick for the vacant SCOTUS seat.

The point is, the dems were going to protest any pick Trump might make for the seat.   

It's just part of their strategy to mindlessly oppose and obstruct the president at every opportunity.

But this may come back to bite them when eventually a Democrat is elected president.  Republicans will almost certainly do the same thing and make life miserable for the next democrat president.

Paybacks a bitch.
  
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Reply #56 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 12:47pm
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SkyChief wrote on Jul 10th, 2018 at 12:17pm:
There was strong opposition to Kavanaugh even before he made the short list of SCOTUS nominees.

The protesters were assembled and paid long before Trump announced his pick for the vacant SCOTUS seat.

The point is, the dems were going to protest any pick Trump might make for the seat. 


That's true! The Dems were all ready to turn thumbs down on Trump's pick. There are several reasons for that which I as a libertarian can support. Chiefly, Trump's pick was absolutely certain to be an anti-abortion hardnose advocate. Libertarians will obviously oppose his pick for that reason and probably should have been proactive with the Dems!   

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It's just part of their strategy to mindlessly oppose and obstruct the president at every opportunity.


Yes! They definitely see Trump as the worst possible thing for America in every way. My own thoughts aside, that's what the Dems believe.

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But this may come back to bite them when eventually a Democrat is elected president.  Republicans will almost certainly do the same thing and make life miserable for the next democrat president.


Absolutely true! The political division of the country will only worsen. The Dems will base their case on how Obama was prevented from making his choice. The R's will harken back to this fight.

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Paybacks a bitch.


It's destroying America. Libertarians need to step in. The newest guy might be talking about libertarians placing some media ads that will tell the people what they're missing. At least I've guessed that's what he's on about. Do you think he's suggesting something else?

He's definitely talking about restraints to capitalism. That seems to me to be advocating socialism? How do you explain that contradiction?
  
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Reply #57 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 1:04pm
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It's destroying America.   Libertarians need to step in.

True.  But I think libertarians should step back and let the Two Parties destroy each other.  The only party left standing will be the Libertarian Party!! 

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The newest guy might be talking about libertarians placing some media ads that will tell the people what they're missing. At least I've guessed that's what he's on about. Do you think he's suggesting something else?

I do.  But you and I have very different ideas on what constitutes libertarianism.

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He's definitely talking about restraints to capitalism. That seems to me to be advocating socialism?

I highly doubt it. He sounds much stronger in libertarian values than anyone I've heard so far on the forum.  He clearly stated that he objects to re-distribution of wealth, so that's not really advocating socialism. (imo)
  
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Reply #58 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 1:14pm
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SkyChief wrote on Jul 10th, 2018 at 1:04pm:
True.  But I think libertarians should step back and let the Two Parties destroy each other.  The only party left standing will be the Libertarian Party!! 


I'm all for that Chief! But then I live in Canada and I can watch the destruction of your country from the outside. Maybe it has to happen before somebody like Johnson can become the president? 


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I do.  But we have very different perspectives on what constitutes libertarianism.


Oh, I think we'll be able to work it out. The impossible will vanish and our differences will vanish along with it!

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I highly doubt it. He sounds much stronger in libertarian values than anyone I've heard so far on the forum.  He clearly stated that he objects to re-distribution of wealth, so that's not really advocating socialism. (imo)


Did he say those words? Good if he did, but he expressed several times that he was for putting some restraints on capitalism. He's definitely for closing borders and that's restraining capitalism and libertarianism!

And a lot of what he said was in support of redistribution of wealth on an international level. He wants it re-distributed to America and Americans and he suggested restraints on free trade to get it done.

I don't think true capitalists would go for any of that. Maybe libertarians would?
  
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Re: SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy Steps Down
Reply #59 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 2:27pm
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SkyChief wrote on Jul 10th, 2018 at 12:17pm:
There was strong opposition to Kavanaugh even before he made the short list of SCOTUS nominees.

The protesters were assembled and paid long before Trump announced his pick for the vacant SCOTUS seat.

The point is, the dems were going to protest any pick Trump might make for the seat.   

It's just part of their strategy to mindlessly oppose and obstruct the president at every opportunity.

But this may come back to bite them when eventually a Democrat is elected president.  Republicans will almost certainly do the same thing and make life miserable for the next democrat president.

Paybacks a bitch.
Unless some Republican Senators vote against him, he'll be confirmed.
  
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