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Are Ron Paul Republicans hijacking the libertarian movement?

"Libertarians started the Tea Party movement and mainstream Republican Party operatives hijacked it.
Dissident young liberals started the Occupy movement and mainstream Democratic Party operatives hijacked it.
Robert Taylor, who self-identifies as "Libertarian" on his About page at PolicyMic acknowledges all of this in "Ron Paul Liberty Movement Will Outlast the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street." Yet he barely mentions the word "libertarian" and never acknowledges the Libertarian Party or Gary Johnson as being part of the "Liberty Movement." It is only Ron Paul's Liberty Movement."

http://www.examiner.com/article/are-ron-paul-republicans-hij...




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For the most part,

the tea party served it's purpose of being exploited in 2010. I would assume most DUPED tea partiers are growing wise, now. THAT'S WHY IT'S CRITICAL for the leftist republican party to co-opt the Liberty Movement. They can then REPACKAGE their "Tea" promises into "Liberty" promises... while PRESERVING THE SAME SCAM of PRESERVING THE LEFTIST REPUBLICAN PARTY!

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

What Libertarian movement?

What Libertarian movement? That one that gets 1% of the votes? Oooh.

Just add Garry Reed to the list of spinmeisters.

There's a very good reason why Robert Taylor "... barely mentions the word "libertarian" and never acknowledges the Libertarian Party or Gary Johnson as being part of the "Liberty Movement." Taylor knows what the REVOLution is all about. Reed is simply trying to subvert it with his spin. Sickening.

What a bunch of hogwash. The

What a bunch of hogwash. The Ron Paul r3volution was never about the libertarian movement or Gary Johnson. Its always been about bringing the Republican party back to its conservative, Constitutional, classical liberal roots. Let the big "L" libertarians have their movement. Let anyone who wants one have theirs as well. The R3VOLUTION that Ron Paul started is not, and never has been, about a libertarian movement. Its about taking over the GOP to make sure that we bring our country back to its founding principles. And, if the big L libertarians want to get technical, us classical liberals were the first libertarians, so they are riding our coattails.

Blessings )o(

What a bunch of hogwash. The

What a bunch of hogwash. Ron Paul's Liberty Movement WAS NEVER ABOUT TAKING OVER THE LEFTIST GOP, but spreading Constitutional Liberty.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

My first tea party was in 05

Brought to me by The Sons of Liberty and Redman Society, two old fraternal orders merely celevrating as usual.

Did you see this http://www.messengersforliberty.com/index.php/video-options/... ?

Seems there is a big propeganda puch to remove the rEVOLution from the "Liberty Movement".. as if the Liberty Movement came first and was what it was all about..

Oooopsy...

No, the r3VOLution IS Ron Paul's Liberty movement. But currently, REPUBLICAN co-opters, who call themselves "republiCANs," (in a transparent attempt to POACH the type treatment of r3VOLution) are trying to commandeer the Liberty Movement (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY PARTY) for themselves, same as they did with the Tea Party.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

Sorry, but the republiCAN

Sorry, but the republiCAN label came from Ron Paul himself. Check out his rally in Tampa. Its clearly written on the banner behind him over the platform where he was speaking. Dr. Paul always encouraged us to take over the GOP, to get involved. He's right. Its the best solution.

Blessings )o(

Please provide proof...

that it came from Ron Paul HIMSELF. Again, to repeat, I would assume it came from his SELLOUT campaign folks.

And Ron Paul HAS ENCOURAGED THIRD PARTIES, but acknowledged that the LEFTIST republican party and LEFTIST democrat party have a CORRUPT MONOPOLY over politics. And actually JUST CALLED BOTH PARTIES DINOSAURS!

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

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my my my my my!!!
you are one MASSIVE DINGLEBERRY that insists on hanging around and wont let go!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

"co-opters"

You mean...like you? You're a troll Winston, admit it already. Or at least stop using CAPS so much, you'd be more effective.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

The "liberty movement"

The "liberty movement" developed sometime between the '08 campaign and today. I couldn't tell you when exactly, but there was no liberty movement back in '08. It was a movement to restore the Constitution and bring back the rule of law, all done within the Republican party. Not sure where the "liberty movement" came from to be honest, but it definitely wasn't part of the rhetoric during Dr. Paul's run in '08. Its a new development.

Blessings )o(

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the liberty bowel movement started at gjtardfest.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

If I understand The Granger's comments correctly, she is

saying the the "Liberty Movement" is a sham. A usurpation of our REVOLution. It is an instrument the necons are using to take over our Movement. I'll admit, I was confused at first but, the picture is coming into clearer focus for me now. Beware of the "Liberty Movement" and those who control it. We are the Ron Paul REVOLution and we accept no immitations. We are strong and growing stronger all over the world. That, alone, is reason enough to be very careful in making distinctions between the 2 movements. TPTB worked too hard to give up without trying cunning, trechery, and deceit.

Thanks, Granger, for helping me see the difference.

Hmm...

...I've been using the terms interchangeably for months. I *think* that when most people say liberty movement they don't mean anything different than the good old R3volution. Could be wrong though...

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

I was doing the same thing and figured it meant the same thing.

Many people are making that mistake. Remember what happened to OUR "Tea Party". That is, if ya can't whoop 'em, join 'em and take it over and control 'em. That's why I believe it is important for us to make the distinction. Took me a while to realize what they were up to with that faux Libertyfest. I won't be fooled now.

Correct.

Essentially it's like this. Ron Paul got involved in politics over 3 decades ago after he realized (from having learned Austrian economics) where our country was headed when Nixon completely removed the link between dollars and gold.

That was the final thing restraining government. The U.S. Constitution, as Dr. Paul often reminds us, was written to restrain government. It doesn't place limits on the people.

So Dr. Paul's efforts were always to have the country "wake up" to the fact it was straying way far from the Constitution which would have disastrous effects.

It was only until recently (the spark began in the '07/08 run) that Dr. Paul's message really started spreading in a major way. I believe that was due to the leverage the Internet gave communications from anyone, not just powerful entities or networks. The effects of all this is loosely being called a liberty movement.