Meet a Libertarian that was elected.


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Desertdog
July 14, 2004, 08:33 PM
I am using this opportunity to illustrate the fact that you can be a Libertarian/Republican and get elected.

Can you illustrate a Libertarian that won as a Libertaian?

I do not know if he is running this year or not, but I do know he was a Libertarian and regestered as a Rupublican and was elected and reelected.

So, if you want to be elected to office run as a Republican and proudly proclaim your Libertarian beliefs. You do not have to leave your beliefs behind, no more than than you leave behind your church or any civic organizations you belong to.
Dd

Representative Ron Paul Speaks the Truth In Congress And the Roof Does Not Fall

(Ed. note: Ron Paul, M.D. is a Republican from the Houston area and is a libertarian. I was on a PBS television talk program once, when he was in the audience. Another member of the audience, who was also a doctor, got up and talked about how "drugs" nearly ruined his life and so had to remain illegal. Ron Paul stood up and responded, "The fact that you can’t control yourself does not give you the right to pass laws to control everyone else."

It is ironic that the subject of the debate is called "the sense of the House." Ron Paul is almost the only one in the House with any sense at all. It will be interesting to see if he gets re-elected and if his courage has any influence on the invertebrates who govern us.)

http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec98/cr050598.htm

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SodiumBenzoate
July 14, 2004, 08:46 PM
Many Libertarians have been elected - just not to Congress.

VaniB.
July 16, 2004, 12:11 AM
:rolleyes:

trapperjohn
July 16, 2004, 01:01 AM
I love Ron paul, wish all congressmen thought/voted as he id, he is the only true strict constructionist I know of

trapperjohn
July 16, 2004, 07:55 AM
I love Ron paul, wish all congressmen thought/voted as he id, he is the only true strict constructionist I know of

FPrice
July 16, 2004, 09:00 AM
Is Ron Paul a Republican with Libertarian beliefs, or he he run on the Libertarian Party?

Makes a big difference.

cuchulainn
July 16, 2004, 09:25 AM
Is Ron Paul a Republican with Libertarian beliefs, or he he run on the Libertarian Party? Yes to both :neener: He was the LP's presidential candidate in 88 but was later elected to Congress as an R.

boofus
July 16, 2004, 12:18 PM
I wish Ron Paul's district was a little further south. He'd get my vote for sure. As it is I'll be stuck voting for Tom DeLay or his opponent. Whether the AWB goes away in Sept will be my litmus test for whether he gets my vote or not.

Zundfolge
July 16, 2004, 02:50 PM
Ron Paul is doing what I keep telling all you LP types to do ... leave the LP and help us in the RLC (www.rlc.org) to change the GOP from the inside.

Desertdog
July 16, 2004, 03:36 PM
NO, NO, NO. They do not have to leave the Libertarian Party, just register as a Republican to run for office. Make it a duel membership just like so many other things that are duel memberships in life.
This would also work for the Constitutional Party.

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