You a Libertarian? Prove It! Justice Act introduced...
by WashStateBlue, Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 10:44:11 AM EDT
One of the phoniest group of folks out there in my NOT so humble opinion are the fellow travelers at the Tea-Bagger Racism Festivals who, because they are too embarrassed to call themselves Republicans, claim they are Libertarians.
You can spot them because they are basically Ron Paul sycophants, all jacked up about the FED and the Gold Standard, but their eyes glaze over if you ask them about Bush and the Patriot Act, domestic spying, etc...They were all for it, at least when Cheney was doing it. How else are we going to catch all those IslamoFacists that are hiding out in Montana?
See, when I was younger (a long time ago) the contingent that called themselves libertarian had kind of a distrust of authority INCLUDING the police, the FBI, etc.
They had a distrust of ANY governmental agency that wanted to keep tabs on LAW ABIDING CITIZENS...in fact, that was one of their MAIN concerns.
But, I think those folks are all gone, replaced by a bunch of nuts who basically don't like to pay taxes they think are going to Cadillac Driving Welfare Mothers...or are fixated that suddenly Obama ATF agents are going to kick down their doors and take their AK-47s.
What is weird is, this group can now go around carrying loaded assault rifles in proximity to political events for the FIRST black President, and we are HAMMERED by the so called Liberal media if we mention HOW that would have gone down just a few years ago. So, at least to my eyes, their paranoia about the Gov confiscating their arsenal is a bit misplaced.
But, even so, THAT was always my argument to these folks when they gave Bush a pass on domestic spying, gathering databases on US citizens they can correlate to communications, phone tapes, e-mails, blogs.
If you're worried about the Gov coming and getting your guns, WHY were you not worried about Gov spying on you 24/7?
So, if you really ARE against Gov intrusion, as all our so called Tea-Bagging Libertarians are, let's see JUST how many posters and banners we see supporting this bill at the next Glenn Beck Racism Festival... Oh, I mean 9/12 Freedom Rally!