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Subject:  Re: Repubs vs Dems Date:  10/9/2003  11:55 PM
Author:  markr33 Number:  127070 of 883655

<<<If anyone else is nominated, I'll likely write in John McCain, whom I'm still pissed at for not running as an Independent in the last election.>>>

<<If you are going to "throw your vote away" anyway, why not throw it at the Libertarians ?>>

I like some of the Libertarian ideals, but not all of them.

My biggest hangup with them seems to be the prevailing belief that there is absolutely no useful function for government whatsoever.

I dont fully subscribe to that.

I also don't completely agree with them, and probably wouldn't vote for them, but I think you mischaracterize their goals by stating they believe "there is absolutely no useful function for government whatsoever".

This is from their website -

"Libertarians believe that if government's role were limited to protecting our lives, rights and property, then America would prosper and thrive as never before."

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