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L. Neil Smith's
THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 564, April 4, 2010

"This is the lie of democracies and republics.
Your opinion doesn't matter."

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Democrats and Republicans—Rush is wrong, and so are YOU!!
by Neale Osborn
nealebooks@hotmail.com

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With all the crap out there about how T.E.A. Party members are going to split the vote and deny Republicans their "Rightful result" of the Obamacare fiasco, I have decided to re-publish this anywhere I haven't (to the best of my knowledge) anywhere else.

There is NO middle ground. There is only right and wrong. It is wrong to deny homosexuals basic human rights. It is wrong to deny immigrants the ability to improve their lives. It is wrong to deny Americans their Constitutional rights, no matter the excuse. This includes, but is not limited to, the 1st, 2nd, 4th, & 5th Amendments. Not even in an attempt to provide "Security". It is wrong for the government to deny people the right engage in ANY sexual activity that does not harm others (Meaning rape and child molesting, ONLY may be punishable by law). See, no middle ground. It is merely taking what is right, and applying it across the FALSE lines defined by the 2 party system.

One of Rush Limbaugh's favorite sayings is that moderates cannot make up their minds, and that IS true. But he also says that no one who is not either Republican or Democrat can stand FOR anything. Totally wrong. I have a very specific series of positions, and NONE of them are mutually exclusive to each other. But I am NOT a moderate. Some are on the traditional "Right" side of the spectrum, and some on the "Left" side. This DOES NOT mean I can't decide what to do, it means I go strictly by right and wrong, Constitutional or un-Constitutional, and finally, if both fail me, then by my personal compass. God does not decide for me, as I doubt he exists. I will not even force my views on topics not covered by the Constitution on others. I WILL make them known, defend them vigorously, and make my reasons for it known, but I will NEVER try to set them down in laws, as I oppose 90+% of the laws on the books, and hate the thought of making even more!

An example of each is as follows:

Abortion—I oppose it because I can't PROVE to myself that it isn't murder. While a woman owns her body, the baby owns IT'S body, even if that body is still in the mother's body. So, except to save the mother's life, and IMMEDIATELY following an incident of rape or incest, I oppose abortion. Prove the existence of a soul, or that the baby will re-incarnate, and my objections will go away. Or prove CONCLUSIVELY, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the point the baby first is capable of cognitive thought, and my objections will cease. BUT, I oppose laws against it, because it is only my belief, not a fact. And, abortion is not mentioned in the Constitution, so my personal compass is the only thing I have to use.

Gun control, on the other hand, is a total violation of the 2nd Amendment. Repeatedly, the Supreme Court has upheld that the phrase "The People" means each and every individual person. And the 2nd Amendment says "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed". That ends it.

Now, as everybody with intellectual honesty will admit that no matter which party they belong to, there is SOMETHING they don't agree with, unless they wrote the platform themselves. I am a registered Libertarian, and have been since 1988 or 89. I disagree with only ONE plank. As I said, I oppose abortion, but my party doesn't. It is my only break with it. I could not be a Republican OR Democrat, they each support far too many things things I can't accept for me to be able to go along with them. IF all parties other than these two were to be eliminated, then I would join the Republicans, and work very hard to change the platform to my standards. And I would never vote a party line with either of them, as I would always vote for the candidate that supported the Constitution the best. So to all you idiots who keep insisting that to oppose your side in EVERYTHING automatically makes someone a member of the other major party, SHUT UP AND THINK IT OUT NEXT TIME!!!

Now, I would be interested in the opinions of the kind of people here at The Libertarian Enterprise, wht do YOU think? Feel free to use my e-mail for personal discussions and/or post them here!


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