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Glenn Beck On The State Of The Melting Pot and YouTube–Videos

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The Great American Melting Pot

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Booker T & the MG’s – Melting pot

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The Classical Liberal or Libertarian Problem With Senator “Tea Party” DeMint–Videos

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12 in 2012 Jim DeMint

Demint: Libertarians Don’t Exist!

“Senator Jim Demint argued you can’t have a message about small government and fiscal responsibility without it being inextricably linked to religion. That if you want Government to be small, God needs to be big. Reason’s Michael Moynihan explains that Demint is fearful of libertarians and is pushing his religious values on everyone else.”

Demint “More Comfortable” At Tea Party Than Congress

 

Mark Levin and Jim Demint on Krauthammer, Delaware, Palin, etc…

 

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) on Meet the Press – 11-07-10

 

Senator Jim DeMint Defends Tea Partiers

 

Sen. Jim DeMint At Tea Party Rally

 

Jim Demint & Glenn Beck on Ron Paul’s HR 1207 Audit The Fed

 

SA@Takimag – Ron Paul and Jim DeMint Take on the Fed

 

Senator Jim DeMint on Reforming Entitlements and the Financial System

 

Senator Jim DeMint Talks About “Saving Freedom”!

Senate Debates Spending Bill

I am a classical liberal or libertarian and supporter of the conservative and tea party movements and its candidates as well as the FairTax, pro-life movement, and ending the Fed and nation building abroad.

I basically oppose most Federal government intervention into the economy domestically and nation building abroad.

I want a Constitutional government that is limited in size and scope.

I want balanced or surplus budgets that pay down the national debt down.

I am definitely a fiscal conservative, but I have never been nor consider myself to be a social conservative or part of the religious right.

However, I do consider  myself to be a traditional conservative.

Nor for that matter do I consider myself to be a neo-conservative or paleoconservative.

In fact I find it insulting as do many classical liberals when they are called either neo-conservative or paleconservative.

Yes I do belive in God and I am pro-life, but I identify my political philosophy as libertarian or classical liberal.

When it comes to fiscal responsibility and limiting the size and scope of the Federal Government I could not agree more with Senator DeMint and the conservative and tea party movements.

However, when Senator DeMint tries to marginalize libertarians, I must speak out.

Please Senator stop trying to marginalize the role of libertarians or classical liberals by saying you cannot be a fiscal conservative without being a social conservative.

It is false to say that if you want to limit the size and scope of limited government you must be a believer in God and follower of a religion or a social conservative.

This is simply not true

You are not doing yourself any good when you do.

I do not think I need to remind you that both Ron Paul and Rand Paul are libertarians and classical liberals.

So to are many independents, Republicans and even some Democrats.

They are all your natural allies.

While many if not most libertarians or classical liberals believe in God and are pro-life, some do not.

Penn & Teller – Patriotism

 

Penn Says: After the Show

 

A Gift of a Bible

 

Penn Says: Mr. Deity

 

Mr. Deity and the Magic

 

Mr. Deity and the Skeptic

 

Background Articles and Videos

Murray N. Rothbard: Libertarianism

 

Milton Friedman on Libertarianism (Part 4 of 4)

 

How Abolishing the Fed Would Change Everything | Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

 

Ron Paul on Federal Reserve, banking and economy

 

 

Libertarianism in the United States

“..Libertarianism in the United States is a movement promoting limited government and individual liberties.[1] Although libertarianism exists in two major forms worldwide, right-libertarianism and left-libertarianism,[2] right-leaning libertarianism tends to be the dominant form in the United States. The right-leaning Libertarian Party, the third largest political party in the United States[3] as of 2008 with 235,500 registered voters,[citation needed] asserts the following to be core beliefs of Libertarianism:

Libertarians support maximum liberty in both personal and economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence. Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties.[4][5] …”

“…History

In the 1950s many with classical liberal beliefs in the United States began to describe themselves as “libertarian.”[6] Academics as well as proponents of the free market perspectives note that free-market libertarianism has been successfully propagated beyond the US since the 1970s via think tanks and political parties[7][8] and that libertarianism is increasingly viewed worldwide as a free market position.[9][10] However, Libertarian socialists Noam Chomsky, Colin Ward and others argue that the term “libertarianism” is globally considered a synonym for anarchism and that the United States is unique in widely associating it with free market ideology.[11][12][13]

Arizona United States Senator Barry Goldwater’s libertarian-oriented challenge to authority had a major impact on the libertarian movement,[14] through his book The Conscience of a Conservative and his run for president in 1964.[15] Goldwater’s speech writer, Karl Hess, became a leading libertarian writer and activist.[16]

The Vietnam War split the uneasy alliance between growing numbers of self-identified libertarians, anarchist libertarians, and more traditional conservatives who believed in limiting liberty to uphold moral virtues. Libertarians opposed to the war joined the draft resistance and peace movements and organisations such as Students for a Democratic Society. They began founding their own publications, like Murray Rothbard’s The Libertarian Forum[17][18] and organizations like the Radical Libertarian Alliance.[19]

The split was aggravated at the 1969 Young Americans for Freedom convention, when more than 300 libertarians organized to take control of the organization from conservatives. The burning of a draft card in protest to a conservative proposal against draft resistance sparked physical confrontations among convention attendees, a walkout by a large number of libertarians, the creation of libertarian organizations like the Society for Individual Liberty, and efforts to recruit potential libertarians from conservative organizations.[20] The split was finalized in 1971 when conservative leader William F. Buckley, Jr., in a 1971 New York Times article, attempted to divorce libertarianism from the freedom movement. He wrote: “The ideological licentiousness that rages through America today makes anarchy attractive to the simple-minded. Even to the ingeniously simple-minded.”[21]

In 1971, David Nolan and a few friends formed the Libertarian Party.[22] Attracting former Democrats, Republicans and independents, it has run a presidential candidate every election year since 1972. By 2006, polls showed that 15 percent of American voters identified themselves as libertarian.[23] Over the years, dozens of libertarian political parties have been formed worldwide. Educational organizations like the Center for Libertarian Studies and the Cato Institute were formed in the 1970s, and others have been created since then.[24]

Philosophical libertarianism gained a significant measure of recognition in academia with the publication of Harvard University professor Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia in 1974. The book won a National Book Award in 1975.[25] According to libertarian essayist Roy Childs, “Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia single-handedly established the legitimacy of libertarianism as a political theory in the world of academia.”[26]

Texas congressman Ron Paul’s campaign for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination was largely oriented towards libertarianism. Paul is affiliated with the libertarian-leaning Republican Liberty Caucus and founded the Campaign for Liberty, a libertarian-leaning membership and lobbying organization.

Organizations

Well-known libertarian organizations include the Center for Libertarian Studies, the Cato Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), the International Society for Individual Liberty (ISIL) and the Ludwig von Mises Institute. The Libertarian Party of the United States is the world’s first such party.

The activist Free State Project, formed in 2001, works to bring 20,000 libertarians to the state of New Hampshire to influence state policy. In March 2009, the project website showed that more than 650 were resident there and more than 9,150 had pledged to move there.[27] Less successful similar projects include the Free West Alliance and Free State Wyoming.

Leaders

Politicians

United States Congressman Ron Paul, United States Senator Barry Goldwater, and United States President Ronald Reagan popularized libertarian economics and anti-statist rhetoric in the United States and passed some reforms, though many libertarians are ambivalent about his legacy.[28]

Citizens

Individual influential to libertarianism in the United States include Ayn Rand, Ludwig Von Mises, William F. Buckley, Murray Rothbard, and Milton Friedman.  …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism_in_the_United_States

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