Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:10:13 AM
@patchgrabber: It's possible and I`ve noticed signs of it *starting* to happen. As much as people hate to admit it, Ron Paul significantly raised awareness regarding Libertarian ideology - especially among younger groups.
That being said, I think the biggest obstacle to Libertarians is... Libertarians. There are too many `purists` that align more closely with Anarchism than Libertarianism. Limited government does not mean zero government - it simply means handling legislation at the lowest possible level.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:12:00 AM
@HA: It's not impossible. One of our major political parties (we have 4, but one is basically exclusively for people from Quebec) was always ranked 3rd or last place for decades until this last federal election, and now they`re the main opposition. What you`d need is more organization and support of all your libertarian brethren.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:00:18 PM
Just to be the devil's advocate nowhere in the article does it say young boys. only minors and last time I checked, girls can be minors too. So, not necessarily gay, just a pedo. (which seems to be a lesser crime to the anti-gay crowd for some reason.)
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:52:21 PM
@patchgrabber: When the rubber hits the road libertarians usually side with economics over social freedoms. Very true; wish there was a legitimate (as in, had a chance in hell to win) third party for libertarians.