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Fifty years ago, Fred C. Koch helped found the John Birch Society, rightly considered to be a radically right, somewhat wacko group.

His godzillioaire sons David and Charles, creators of the Tea Party, can now pursue the very same policies of the John Birch Society … masquerading as 'conservative'.

Here is a definition of conservative:

  • holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion. Synonyms: traditionalist, conventional, orthodox, old-fashioned, dyed-in-the-wool, hidebound, unadventurous, set in one's ways. Antonym: radical.”

Conservative” doesn't describe these people any more then “Tea Party” does. The “Tea Party” started with the very well organized old campaign buddies of presidential hopeful Libertarian Ron Paul, but quickly became the party of the “Social Conservative”, now better named – “The American Taliban”.  

Neither does “Libertarian”:

  • The central idea of libertarians is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish, the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others.”

So, who are these people that originally were slave owners?  Don't we need the proverbial “box” to put them in that describes what they are?

I say, “Capitalist Extremist” or "The John Birch Society".  They need to stop hiding who or what they really are ... Who or what do you think they are?

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You raise some very enlightened points. I have lived among Libertarians in Texas for over 40 years, before moving away. I studied them, learned the origins of the L party which was begun by Ayn Rand and her friends. I studied HER history extensively and she was rather unstable, mentally. But she began it. I knew what Libertarians stood for for many years. It was a philosophy of sheer selfishness. They say they want to live free and not impose on others freedoms, but they do impose on others freedoms by virtue of how they want to live, unrestrained capitalism that allows them to do anything they want, with no regard to how it affects the Earth and the people and animals that they share it with. The L party has has a growth spurt with proselytizing in areas where libertarianism was previously unknown. I live in Ohio now, a place that never heard of Libertarianism in decades past. Now they are all over Ohio, as trump supporters and NRA supporters. They call themselves "libertarian-conservative republicans". Proof that the L party, which could not win elections in the past, has taken over the Republican party so that they can advance their agenda. They are advancing their agenda at rapid speed ever since 45 has been in office. Slippery, they are.

I could not agree more.  Thanks for posting this and for showing that there ARE still intelligent people in the world.  I was seriously beginning to wonder after reading comments the past several days.  Hateful is not a strong enough word.

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