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John Stossel is interviewed by Human Events

David Harsanyi from Human Events sat down and interviewed John Stossel and discussed a variety of issues that impact each of us.  I thought it was an interview worth sharing.  Stossel  is a libertarian who believes that the federal government should be extremely limited in their ability to infringe on our rights.  In the first video he talks about the failure of government in running things and why people are conditioned to trust in the government.  In the second clip he talks about the media bias and why he thinks it’s so bias.  Take a few minutes to check out both.

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As you can see, he was disillusioned with the Democrats at one point in his life.  He thought the left would be more accepting of his libertarian views.  What he discovered was quite the opposite.  I’m not sure why he thought the left would embrace his libertarian views, because the left is about bigger government and control of our lives through regulations.  Anyway he finally saw the light and realized that conservatives might not agree with him but would at least listen to ideas.  Credit to Stossel for admitting his mistake.  When it comes to the issues we agree more than we disagree on the issues in regards to libertarians.  This is why I believe we need to work together to defeat Obama in 2012.  I don’t believe your selling out if the objective is to defeat the man and administration who has been the greatest threat to our liberties since FDR.  That’s my two cents for what it’s worth.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!



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  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire April 17, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    “I don’t believe your selling out if the objective is to defeat the man and administration who has been the greatest threat to our liberties since FDR”

    I agree with you,John. Most libertarians, however, don’t see it that way and I respect their stand on pinciples. I for one will not blame them if Obama wins a second term. The fault will belong to those that voted for Obama. I would love to see conservatives and libertarians come together to fight to to take this country back to the constitution. I don’t think that is going to happen because the extremes of both sides will not permit it.
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    • John Carey April 17, 2012 at 8:58 PM

      The reasons Libertarians tend not to trust conservatives is because had what you would call a good limited government track records over the last 20 years. I don’t trust the current crop of conservatives and I’m conservative. Thanks for the comment Jim.
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  • theCL April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    if the objective is to defeat the man and administration

    FWIW, I think libertarians, for the most part, discern a difference between conservatives and Republicans (members of a political machine). So a large reason libertarians “tend not to trust conservatives” is due to the conservative movement’s tendency to blur the line between the two and therefore get behind offensive legislation and politicians in the name of party loyalty (a political machine).

    When you think about it, most libertarians don’t identify with the Libertarian Party either. This is because libertarianism is a political philosophy, not a political party. Libertarians want liberty first and foremost, not simply electoral victories. “The objective” is not “to defeat the man,” but to defeat the state.

    As far as Republicans are concerned, their track-record is undeniable. Not once have they done anything about rolling back the state. Zip. Zero. Nada. It should be self-evident then, as to why libertarians hate Republicans. If you’re still not sure why, just go to the airport. Republicans never let a good crisis go to waste either.

    Libertarians care little about rhetoric, only actions count. If you want to end the Dept of Ed, fight until it happens. Don’t make “deals” for the sake of passing legislation. If you believe in free markets, don’t support a Soviet-style economic central planner (the Fed). If you believe in freedom, don’t legislate against it. Republicans aren’t “pragmatic,” they’re stone cold liars.

    Romney? Don’t make me laugh. He doesn’t have a conservative bone in his body. I’d honestly prefer Obama to Romney. Why? Because it’s nice to see conservatives oppose the state for a change – a net positive for the country. But when a Republican is prez, at least in my lifetime, no group of people fall more subserviently in line than do conservatives … making Republican presidents more dangerous than Democratic ones.
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    • John Carey April 19, 2012 at 11:14 PM

      I hear what you are saying and sadly agree. There is a difference between a Republican and a conservative. In recent years I have joined the camp that conservatives must either reform the party or leave it.
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