[internetworkers] RE: Erection
jdasher at ibiblio.org
Thu Nov 4 22:47:57 EST 2004
On Nov 4, 2004, at 5:35 PM, Evan Zimmerman wrote:
> Dude, I hate to break it to you but the reason GB was re-elected was
> *because* of those voters. It's fine that you don't want them in your
> party, but the problem is, they're now the majority of the party.
> As best I can tell, the libertarian party now appears to be closer to
> the original ideals of the republican party now than the republican
> party does.
Except that the Republican Party was originally dominated by people
opposed to slavery on religious grounds. The first Republican
president rode that tide of moral resentment to the presidency, and
mired us in a bloody, protracted war. Four years later, his Democratic
challenger campaigned to end the war.
Libertarians as such weren't around then, but had they been, they would
have been appalled at the unheard-of debt levels accumulated by the
State of Illinois under a spending-spree engineered by Lincoln while he
was in the state legislature. It wasn't until mid-way through his
presidency that the state of Illinois teetered back from the brink of
PS: Am I in the distinct minority of people on the list who have ever
voted for a Libertarian presidential candidate? Or down-ballot
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