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This website is NOT Libertarian

I am going to quit attending this website, because it fails to represent what they say they stand for. I have seen much intolerance, ignorance, and hypocracy on here, that this website has lost much credibilty. Now I can understand why the general public sees Ron Paul supporters as nuts. I can't blame them, because Ron Paul, who is very smart educated person himself, has very ignorant followers (for the most part). The college educated ones are the only exception. So I am going to resign from this website and join a real libertarian website.




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college educated ?

You mean college indoctrinated socialist fools? I'm not college educated and i have done quite well and believe very firmly in Ron Pauls traditional 'Conservative' viewpoints and just for a little reminder to the college indoctrinated, Ron Paul was a Conservative Republican before he ever left the liberal party of modern conservatism and moved in to the libertarian platform and then once again back to the Republican platform. Ron Paul is far more 'Conservative' than he is a Libertarian. Hate to bust your bubble but facts are facts!

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

not what it used to be

but I still come here daily. The disparaging commentary as of late frightens me a bit, but there's still a lot to learn here.

BYE

GOOD RIDDANCE. Smug punk talks as if college actually gives some type of information. Listen up dud, dud as in reject that dont work.

Exactly where are you goin that its all lilly white with only your college grads?

Looser bye.

sovereign

Author

I fully agree. It is just another bastion of right wing hatred and bigotry and a place to bash the left. No different the theblaze or rush limbaugh listeners.

FALSE!!!

I am sorry but that comment is absolutely absurd. There is more openness and independence on this site then anywhere else on the web!

The fact that you even use the term right-wing belies your true delusional nature.

Wake up dude!

Séamusín

Oh please

This is clearly a right wing new site, just as Dailykos is a left wing news site. It is fully user generated with a bias.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

You still believe in right wing/left wing paradigm! LOL, ROFL, LMAO, WAHHHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Everybody look, this guy still believes in the right wing/left wing false dichotomy.

Must not have been here long! Keep reading buddy, you'll learn eventually!!!!

LOL!!!!

Séamusín

How can you tell

who is collage educated?

have

you been eating cottege cheese?

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Really?!

Maybe because college is not spelled that way! I had several years of post high school education (17yrs) in the sciences and feel that is where I benefited. It did not prepare me for the real world of petty politician and demagogues who would ruin a person over personal differences in the performance of that science.

It teaches nothing about real life, where everyone has an opinion and it is better than anyone else's, if you ask them! Liberal conservative, Libertarian, all have their bad sides. At times, Libertarians have differences between themselves. Just dare to bring up the problem with the rights in abortion! Who has the rights, the mother or the baby?!

So a college education is not the end all. It can end in bankruptcy, just as easy as anything else. But, acting like it does nothing to improve the person, is also demeaning. It is as bad as saying the color of my skin makes me a bad person!

You find a teacher to grade

You find a teacher to grade their scrap-gluing skills.

Well...bye.

I am glad you didn't leave ryno

And I agree, anarchism is best!

Update: Why the downvotes? Isn't it better that he sated, and grew from being a member?

Séamusín

Do it!

Go to a less diverse website so you can cement your ideology further. You're really open-minded - it shows when you say things like "only college-educated libertarians have valid opinions" I would think you could spell "hypocrisy" if you are so much smarter than most of us.

This website is what you make it

Post libertarian material, and it becomes libertarian. Make libertarian comments, and it is libertarian. Dispute with a conservative or a leftist and you might help make them libertarian.

The boards are open, and, except for after-the-fact moderation, it is uncensored. Say what you want. Say it with respect and civility, and you can bring any point you want to the attention of those who frequent the site.

Or you can join an echo chamber and just talk to other libertarians.

Sound like...fun. :(

cheers

and enjoy revleft.com, the real libertarian site, with droves of college educated posters.

.ro

What is your issue?

Your posts are down right hostel, judgmental and bigoted. I really hope you are a naive child. If not what makes you think you have the authority to alter this communities views to what you think a libertarian should be. Why would you waste your time? Maybe you should go back to whatever Statest Rock you climbed out from.

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"...and join a real libertarian website."

This website is as real as it gets. Believe it. I see Ron Paul supporters as enlightened and willing to share their ideas with others. You are confusing enthusiasm about certain issues with intolerance. The personal attacks from 'the nasties' are present everywhere. Realize that they have no other basis to argue their point except by name calling. The grass is no greener anywhere else, and if you think that you've found a better place that is greener, think AstroTurf. Comeback after taking a break.

Sorry that you're leaving, you could learn a lot if you stay.

I'm assuming that you are pretty young. If that's so, you might want to stick around, b/c there is still a lot you can learn. That's true regardless of your age and it is true for all of us. If, however, you are going to get so angry that you threaten to leave somewhere every time anyone dares to disagrees with you, then you will not learn very much here or in life. So, put your pride down and maybe stop posting for a bit. Spend more time here and elsewhere challenging your own preconceived notions (we all have them), rather than just reinforcing them, and I'll bet you'll be surprised at what you learn. As for the intolerance, ignorance and hypocrisy, you will find that everywhere, get used to it. More importantly, don't respond in kind.

"When I say liberty I do not simply mean what is referred to as 'free enterprise.' I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and to live..." - Robert A. Taft

Why must people....

announce they are leaving the DP? This is NOT a essecary rule....so why? Just leave!

Hear, Hear!

So now we have a whole thread of reaction to a "good bye" post that the guy's probably not even reading...we're talking to ourselves, lol.

I read somewhere once that it's extremely oppressive to announce to your group that you're leaving the group...now I see why that is true. It's such a distraction from things that really matter.

"Look at me look at me look at me now!"

"It's fun to have fun but you have to know how!" -- T. Seuss Geisel

Most of us love a little attention. Others actually need attention (or so they so powerfully feel). The best way to get attention (to these sad fools) is to throw a fit. It's much easier than actually accomplishing something.

"If you don't do things MY way I'm LEAVING! Now please beg me to stay."

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You are correct this site is not libertarian

It's anarchy in motion

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RON PAUL 2012

lol...

is that good, or bad? ;-)

Whatever it is, it's alive, dynamic, educational, and thought provoking.

There's a post floating around that asks who has influenced us in our political education. This site is the basis of mine, lol, for better or worse. I didn't have a clue about politics until I discovered Ron Paul, and from Ron Paul to the Daily Paul. From the DP I discovered a world of websites, ideas, information, and perspectives with the only thing in common being a belief in Ron Paul's message.

I don't personally think that the personality of this site is primarily anarchist, mostly because I'm not politically developed enough to be able to appreciate that set of ideals as I understand them, and I'm still here, learning.

So while we're talking to ourselves, I'm going to take this opportunity to thank all you uneducated bozo's for taking the time to write down your not-libertarian thoughts and share them with me here on this most lively site for Ron Paul supporters. I would be absolutely clueless without you, spending 90% of my time playing World of Warcraft. ;-)

Peace. :-)

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I like your solution, sleepdog.

No government is the solution. Like the best tax should be 0%, the best solution for government is to dissolve it, none. Everything else is corruptible, the DP included. Having said that, the DP is still the best.

Bye

I can't believe a tyrant like you (that wants to outlaw things that might hurt the individual) is preaching to us about how to be a libertarian. Get down off your cross and go get a clue.

You're not quitting because this website doesn't represent

Libertarian philosophies, you're quitting because you're angry and ashamed that when you were trying to make a case against marijuana yesterday, you got shot down.

http://www.dailypaul.com/287969/marijuana-should-not-be-lega...

By all means, if you're really insistent in telling people what they can and cannot put into their own bodies, there's gotta be a DailyFascist.com or BloombergsBros.com out there. Sign up there.

Ha ha

yep

wow

good catch.