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Colorado Libertarians Message Board › The Conservative-Libertarian

The Conservative-Libertarian

A former member
Post #: 10
Want to find out what their principles are?

A former member
Post #: 1
Any time someone places a modifier before or after the word "Libertarian", it means that they are NOT a Libertarian. But I was initially willing to accept the modifier to some extent, as there are valid arguments for what could be described as "conservative" libertarian positions. For example, there are two very valid libertarian arguments both for and against abortion. The "Conservative-Libertarians" take a position in opposition to "Abortion on Demand" and "Favor Personhood for the fetus". Fine. They are taking the position that a fetus has human rights and must be protected by the government just as any other person.

BUT then they "Favor Capital Punishment". Once a jury can empower the state to execute citizens, the only question remaining is for what offense. The LPCO Platform opposes empowering the state to execute citizens for this very reason.

Then the so-called "Conservative-Libertarians" also promote positions that are clearly "theocratic" and NOT libertarian at all. For example, they "Promote Traditional Christian Values" (ambiguous, but clearly theocratic in intent), and express "Distaste for Universalism & Secularism". In a libertarian society, government MUST represent ALL of the governed. NOT just the Christians.

Continuing their promotion of a "theocracy", the so-called "Conservative-Libertarians" are "Against validating Gay Marriages"! This is clearly a non-libertarian position.

To be sure, there are MANY views that these so-called "Conservative-Libertarians" share with Libertarians. Such as:
- Anti-Globalization (One World Order)
- For non-interventionist foreign policy
- Domestic affairs over Foreign policy
- Limited government/States rights
- Laissez-faire capitalism/small business
- Favor School Choice & Charter Schools
- Free Trade only with reciprocity
- Favor Auditing the Federal Reserve
- Require a Balanced Federal Budget
- Minimize Fed. Departments and Agencies
- A Strong Military for Defense only
- Protect our National Sovereignty
- Against Gun Controls
- Protect environment from the unscrupulous
- Against Affirmative Action mandates

BUT it is blatantly misleading to use the term "Conservative-Libertarian" when they disagree with key, fundamental libertarian concepts.
A former member
Post #: 1
Very well stated! Agree.
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