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Chris Christie Is A Sad, Misguided Man

There is a war of words being fought between NJ Governor Chris Christie and Rand Paul right now over blatantly ignorant and misguided statements from Christie, who very recently stated that libertarianism is “dangerous.” Christie follows the farcical political playbook to a “T” as he tries to break down libertarian thinking concerning personal liberty vs. the War on Terror with his rhetoric. I’ll provide the exact quotes, along with my thoughts after each:

“This strain of libertarianism that’s going through parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought,”

Naturally, anything that challenges the status quo is “dangerous” to the existing big government, big brother regime. The first tactic of those in government is always to try to scare the public into getting in line and following along like sheep. Danger, Will Robinson!

“These esoteric, intellectual debates — I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won’t, because that’s a much tougher conversation to have,” Christie said.

That’s number 2 – liberals especially fall back on this one: the use of children, or victims as a shield. God forbid we have an "intellectual debate" on this!!

There is rightful indignation when terrorist organizations use human shields in warfare, yet in political warfare, these politicians unscrupulously throw these cases in front of whatever they are trying to push through, knowing that it makes assaulting the factual basis far more difficult. “Don’t you care about orphans? You monster!” It’s a pathetic political ploy to attach an emotional trigger to an issue that has nothing to do with the base argument. Continue Reading




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Poor Chris

Hope he feels better some day.

donvino

Do I make you Randy? Danger

Do I make you Randy? Danger is his middle name.

Libertarinaism

is a danger to the Bush's new pivot man and his neoconservative dogma. Crispie will flame out just like Gooliani.

He's not "misguided" at all

He knows exactly what he's doing. He's pushing an agenda for his own self-interest. They don't call DC the "District of Criminals" for nothing.

Why is anyone surprised by this?

Anyone familiar with Christie knows he's always been all in for big government. This are just opening salvos to shape the Republican debates in 2015 between Rand and Christie, or simply being debated now to avoid any discussion of smaller government then. Personally I hope Christie loses the Republican primary and stays in NJ as governor. At the least it will prevent him from doing any serious damage on the national level. But between Christie and the likes of Corzine, I'll take Christie any day as governor.

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RON PAUL 2012

You make an interesting point.

I think this is very likely probing for the 2015-16 Primary debates.

I think the RNC / GOP is looking to get a barometer reading on how far the liberty movement has taken over, and vice versa, how much support the 'mainstreamers' still have.

It is also very likely getting an early start on framing the debates, like you said.

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Hey Christie ...

Libertarianism ~ is a set of related political philosophies that uphold liberty as the highest political end.This includes emphasis on the primacy of individual liberty, political freedom, and voluntary association. It is the antonym to authoritarianism.

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Well duh, of course he thinks

Well duh, of course he thinks libertarianism is dangerous...it threatens his job and his plans.

intellectual debate

They fear intellectual debate. They prefer coercive force.

Can you believe he had the gaul

to say something so stupid? What's the point of discussing anything if there is no intellectual basis?

How?

How can a man so jolly be sad?

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