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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    Don't forget, ignorance is virtue.
    Clearly a life lesson you will not waiver from.

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    Doesn't matter why he fired him. He could fire him for not liking the color of the shirt he wore the day before. Period. End of story. Hell, Comey himself said as much.
    Again, it looks like you're replying to the wrong person. I said that same thing earlier. Maybe go back and read the thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    I thought you were a Libertarian.



    What does me being a libertarian have to do with my company having government contracts? o.O

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    What does me being a libertarian have to do with my company having government contracts? o.O
    I guess it depends on what function of government you are supporting, but in the past (and I mean in the 1950's) libertarian conservatives objected to government contracting generally. They opposed government spending on anything nonessential, and most nonessential spending was done through private businesses. The idea was that government spending that goes to businesses supports the general ecosystem of government involving itself in matters that it shouldn't. After all, if businesses can make money off "unnecessary" or "inappropriate" functions, they will support the government continuing to engage in those functions. That's the whole point of Eisenhower's "military-industrial complex" warnings, but it applies even more (from the libertarian view) to government functions beyond national defense, law enforcement, and maintaining national-level infrastructure. And they didn't see much of anything in infrastructure that was national level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    I guess it depends on what function of government you are supporting, but in the past (and I mean in the 1950's) libertarian conservatives objected to government contracting generally. They opposed government spending on anything nonessential, and most nonessential spending was done through private businesses. The idea was that government spending that goes to businesses supports the general ecosystem of government involving itself in matters that it shouldn't. After all, if businesses can make money off "unnecessary" or "inappropriate" functions, they will support the government continuing to engage in those functions. That's the whole point of Eisenhower's "military-industrial complex" warnings, but it applies even more (from the libertarian view) to government functions beyond national defense, law enforcement, and maintaining national-level infrastructure. And they didn't see much of anything in infrastructure that was national level.


    We are an IT Security firm, what we do is "essential", but I don't subsribe to the "I don't think government should be doing this so I wont take gov contracts". I think if there is a market, an offer, a job to bid, it's fair game. But I do understand your point and do ultimately think the government does far too much. But libertarianism like any other philosophy is not a death pact. There are shades of gray as well.

    I for one, don't mind the government at this point paying for roads. Utopian me does, realistic me does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservatarian View Post
    Clearly a life lesson you will not waiver from.
    I am very virtuous, but your virtuosity is immense. You are headed for sainthood no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    What does me being a libertarian have to do with my company having government contracts? o.O
    Think about it, or don't.

    For me, the term Libertarian is a definition of hopeless befuddlement and self-serving antics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    Think about it, or don't.

    For me, the term Libertarian is a definition of hopeless befuddlement and self-serving antics.


    You keep throwing out these sorts of jabs, are we bantering now?


    I find leftists tend to be jealous of libertarians, we have all the cool views before they did without the need and whiny demands to suckle on the teat of the government to make something of ourselves off of other peoples hard work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    You keep throwing out these sorts of jabs, are we bantering now?


    I find leftists tend to be jealous of libertarians, we have all the cool views before they did without the need and whiny demands to suckle on the teat of the government to make something of ourselves off of other peoples hard work.
    Early in my political life I was definitely headed toward Libertarianism, yet my incipient journey suffered a devastating setback, a crash from which I have never recovered.

    Nevertheless, Libertarianism has proceeded well-enough without me.

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