Re: A funny state of the economy
[quote=zambizzi;767890]Libertarians are anarchists. Political "libertarians", such as the partyarchs involved with the LP, are something else entirely. The of libertarian philosophy is the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP), which when followed to its logical conclusion, consistently, cannot advocate statism in any form.
The current group of people calling themselves Libertarians and the Tea Party are just the Religious Right of the 1980s with a new branding message of "small government." They support government control of reproduction and want to legislate personal values with their interpretation Biblical religious law (Christian Sharia). They're no more libertarians than Hitler and the Nazis (sorry, couldn't help myself, the Godwin's genie is out the box).
Zam, I know you are more pure in your ideology and you've obviously done your homework. So you do not represent the typical Tea Partier, but those are the folks on the ascendancy in some parts of American politics.