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With 'freedom' in fashion, is libertarianism back?

LAS VEGAS (AP) - To begin: This is not a story about Ron Paul.

Not exactly, anyway. And yet to get where we want to go we will start at OPA!, a Greek restaurant on the edge of town where Clark County Republicans and tea party conservatives gathered on Nevada primary night for what looked undeniably like a Ron Paul rally.

In one corner was Cindy Lake, the acting chair of the Clark County Republican Party and a delegate to this summer's Republican National Convention. A self-described "libertarian Republican constitutional conservative," Lake became a Paul convert in 2007 after she heard him advocate for something she passionately supports: the freedom to buy raw milk.

Nearby stood Megan Heryet, celebrating her GOP primary victory in a state Assembly race. Heryet, a real estate agent, substitute teacher and mom, is hardly a Paul fanatic. But she did back him in Nevada's caucuses earlier this year, primarily because she is a big proponent of being free to make decisions such as choosing to give birth to her second child at home instead of a hospital. "It's about being left alone," she said.

And there were the Bunce brothers, Richard and Carl, who marshaled a four-year "Paulist" takeover of the Nevada Republican Party. The tax system is their biggest irritation. "This is the land of the free," said Carl. "How free are we when we've got a government that can choose how much money we keep in our paycheck?"

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Nice: Libertarianism story picked-up by NY Daily News

Check-out this headline!

Libertarianism goes way beyond GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul; the movement is experiencing a rebirth, and represents a bloc of swing voters this fall
The Libertarian Party was founded in the Vietnam War-era, but the political viewpoint goes back to Colonial America

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/libertarianism-gop-...

great article.

really touches on the shift occurring... freakin finally.

"If you see a man approaching you with the obvious intent of doing you good, run for your life" - Thoreau

This article is front page material

Posted here as "bone with some meat on it" dedicated to all those who down-vote all my Gary Johnson's campaign information that I post here.

Peace*))

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You get downvoted

because you're a GJ interloper on the a Ron Paul forum.
Many of us, including myself, would describe ourselves as libertarian with a small 'l' Republican constitutional conservatives and even Ron Paul said he's a libertarian with a small 'l'.
We're fighting not just to get Ron Paul elected as our 45th President, but to bring back the Republican Party to its proper platform of small government, fiscally conservative, etc roots.
You, stray and the other GJers have totally turned me off that guy and the libertarian party because you are all a bunch of leeches and the leech party sucks.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

I campaign for TWO campaigns!

What is wrong with fighting on two fronts against an evil establishment?

Did you notice that Mitt Romney folks here down vote me?

Yeah they are terrified of Gary Johnson NOW much more than they are scared of Ron Paul.

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Quote: Yeah they are

Quote: Yeah they are terrified of Gary Johnson NOW much more than they are scared of Ron Paul.

We'll see about that.

Let's do it in Tampa ... this time around

I remember folks like you were saying the very same things 4 years ago.

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