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[–] nefreat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's an interesting link thanks for sharing it. I am not a fan of Sanders in general or this view in particular BUT which other candidate with any chance of winning has a different view? It seems to me that if you want someone running for president to have a different view in either R or D primary you're most likely out of luck.

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[–] CryptoAnarchist 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

So apparently Salon and Alternet exist just to bash libertarians.

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[–] sharkiness 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, that sounds about right. How dare they(libertarians) contend that they don't need a government to survive!

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[–] sharkiness 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

All I want is the government to stop stealing from me and for them to leave me the fuck alone. Is that too much for me to ask?

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[–] DoesKnowHarm 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Bernie Sanders actually is sort of a new breed of politician. A Libertarian Socialist. Oxymoron aside, he is a great candidate for those of us who want crony capitalism out of there. He is our best shot.

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[–] Broc_Lia [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Is this satire?

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[–] DoesKnowHarm 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Not a bit. I was being a tad dramatic with calling Libertarian Socialism "new", but what I was saying in our pool of political pundits he's the first to become legitimized. He is the only authentic candidate. Not some puppet.

Personally I'm not saying I agree with him totally, but short of an Icelandic Kitchenware Revolution (or something unfortunately less peaceful) he's got my vote.

Bottom line, the US must have radical change. Technically I dont think Bernie is radical enough to pull off what we need in this country. I say start out with our right to form Constitutional Militias. I believe the hard work so many are putting into a Convention of State's is some of the most important work being done.

Societies change, and with it so must how we accept and utilize this change. But if these changes aren't carried out as needed, instead of passing the problems down the line, we end up where we are now. A police state that's losing its middle class. Our government is out of control. What's it going to take to get us back on track?

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[–] knuklz 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There's more alignment there there isn't.

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[–] Broc_Lia [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There's more alignment there there isn't.

Were you trying to say that libertarians have more in common with sanders than they disagree with.

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[–] knuklz 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Oddly enough, yes. Sanders is disruptive and speaking about the broken system. How he or the libertarians would implement anything would, of course, be completely different.

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[–] 1339936 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

Libertarianism is about individual rights. Bernie Sanders is the only one addressing the biggest threat to personal liberty - it's not the government, it's a corporate oligarchy.

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[–] Broc_Lia [S] 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

I'm curious as to why you think the corporate oligarchy is something distinct from the government? The more government we have the more oligarchy (or outright monopolies) there'll be.

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[–] 1339991 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

At this point the government is in the control of the corporate oligarchy, so you're right on that, but only Bernie is trying to separate the government and the corporate, think of it like a separation of church and state that gives more religious freedom, not less.

If you want economic freedom, you can't have a corporate oligarchy controlling government.