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Serious Business / Re: Tea Party?
« on: June 27, 2012, 11:06:26 AM »
Thank you for your reply.  I agree.  It seems to me all these people ran on the tea party ticket in 2010 promising to shrink government and yet they do the exact opposite.  They raised the debt ceiling like 5 times, passed ndaa, cispa, etc...  Pretty pathetic really, well what's more pathetic is the people still supporting them thinking they'll "change" or start doing what they said they were gonna do when they get more elected.  If they'd stop listening to right-wing talk shows like Glenn Beck they'd realize it's just a gimmick to get votes for the Republican party.  He calls himself a libertarian, what a joke.

I really wish I could be part of the FSP.  Sadly though, my job/family keep me from being able to do that.  I live in the middle of the woods in eastern PA, and for the area I make damn good money so it'd be hard for me to replace that.  Plus I have a 5 month old son and it'd be bad for him to not be able to see his grandparents and other family.  I'm hoping that when he gets older I can find some work up there and possibly make the move but it doesn't seem like the logical choice at this time.

Serious Business / Tea Party?
« on: June 26, 2012, 02:38:08 PM »
Hey all!

I came to the ideas of libertarianism/voluntarism very similar to the FTL host Mark.  I work with a bunch of neo-cons and they (over the years) got me into listening to Rush, Beck, and Hannity...  I've always agreed with them on economic issues but never could agree with their anti-gay, war-mongering, and pro-drugwar views.  I never knew there was anything else out there, I was stuck in the "left-right paradigm".  FTL along with Ron Paul, Judge Nap, Adam Kokesh, and Lew Rockwell helped me realize there is more out there and that I wasn't the only one with this distrust of the "right".  The way the GOP has treated Ron Paul is just disgusting, and after the Tampa convention I will be leaving the Republican party.  I'm very grateful of FTL for being an excellent voice of liberty and freedom.  I fully embrace the non-aggression principal and it let's me look at the world in a whole new light, but I must admit I'm kinda lonely, most sheeple just don't know or understand...  Anyways, to get to my point, I was wondering what people think of the tea party?  They call Ron Paul the "grandfather of the tea party".  I've never seen or met any "tea partier" that supported libertarianism, they all seem like gay bashing war mongerers to me.  I've even went to a couple local tea party meetings and I just can't stand it.  They talk about small government all the time but they seem so fake, and they don't seem to be deep thinkers.  Are they different in other places?  Where they co-opted by neo-cons?  It doesn't make any sense...


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