Citation needed. Lots of them needed.
That's fair. I'm making dinner and then have some chores to do, but I'll see if I can't get back to you later tonight.
I'm sure every other party has a squeaky clean record of upholding the constitution and not being for the most part corrupt?
Definitely not. Democrats used to be the party of Jim Crow, after all. But libertarians, more so than other the other parties, have a well documented history of voluminous writings by the movement's founders and original thinkers. Just because it's so much more recent. Some of those thinkers very strongly argued that the the U.S. government had no place invading a sovereign nation (the South) to infringe the freedoms of white southerners who only wanted to preserve their individual rights to infringe the freedoms of black southerners.
Again, trying guilt by association. John Wayne Gacy was a democrat. Racism is bad. We know. I'm happy to announce racism has nothing to do with Libertarians. Full stop.
Nothing at all? Really? Have you read any of those issues of Reason
from the 1970s and 80s, like the ones where they defended Apartheid in South Africa, or promoted Holocaust denialism and revisionist history? You don't see any racism there
And this isn't guilt by association because some bad people were libertarians. This is guilt because the movement's founding fathers actively defended some bad people, like David Duke in 1992
You write like you don't know what happened or you're trying to re-write history to your convenience.
Wow, I'm the one who is supposedly rewriting history? Did you see that link above about Reason magazine promoting revisionist history regarding WWII and the holocaust? That's some classic Donald Trump style ninjutsu right there, accusing me of the very thing you're most guilty of.
That you feel anyone would take you seriously after that statement proves just how much of a zealot, just how far out of touch, you are.
I don't feel like a zealot. I feel like a centrist democrat who appreciates the progress we've made over the past 8 years, is still uncomfortable with how readily liberals have seemingly adopted 90s neocon foreign policy, and recognizes that truly free markets have always been disastrously inefficient.
I like healthcare being available to more Americans. I like women to have access to birth control through their employer insurance. I recognize the success of the recent economic stimulus packages, and support the federal reserve's policies because they have been proven to work. I support current (and even higher) corporate tax rates on huge megacorps. I think the country is moving (slowly) in the right direction by liberalizing drug policy. I support public schools, and I think the government has a vital role to play in curbing carbon emissions. I support restricting gun ownership options for felons, criminals, and terrorists. I like the social security program and I support paying for it with taxes. Gary Johnson opposes everything in the preceding paragraph
. If you agree with me on any of those points, then you disagree with the Libertarian candidate.
To be fair, there are also some issues on which I agree with him. Just not nearly as many as there are for more traditional candidates.