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After being subjected to VISIONOFTHEWORLD's theory that libertarians are secretly fascists who invented the word "liberty" to cover for their efforts to crush freedom, I think this community needs to have an open discussion about the definitions of "fascism" and "liberty." 

Liberty is freedom of the individual from government control. 
Fascism is total control of the individual by the government in the interests of the country. 

Libertarians believe the freedom of speech in all forms should be protected. 
Fascists believe speech (and especially political speech and contributions) should be controlled. 

Libertarians believe in free market competition (capitalism). 
Fascists hate capitalism, believing it empowers individuals at the expense of the power of the state and the people who comprise it. 

Libertarians believe voluntary action is the best way to solve most problems. 
Fascists believe all problems of society should be solved through government action. 

Libertarians believe in race-blind laws. 
Fascists believe the law should benefit the "disadvantaged" races at the expense of the "privileged" races. 

Libertarians believe parents should be allowed to raise their own kids as they see fit. 
Fascists believe children are the property of society as a whole, and must be raised by the state through government-run education and service programs. 

Libertarians believe crucial services such as health care are too important to be left to the government. 
Fascists believe crucial services such as health care are too important to be left to the free market. 

Fascists accuse libertarians of being "plutocrats." 
Libertarians accuse fascists of being, well, fascists. 

All of these comparisons are based in historical literature and quotes from the fascist leaders, Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. It's pretty clear that Liberty and Fascism are polar opposites. Does anyone have trouble coming to terms with any of these descriptions? 
Rand Paul has proposed a rather unique idea to help the poor.…

He suggests creating "economic freedom zones" for poverty-stricken areas nearing anarchy, like Detroit. This plan would bring tax rates to 0% in those areas, effectively creating tax havens to encourage economic development in the places that are worst served by our society. One condition for this is that to take advantage of the 0% tax rates, companies have to hire workers who live in that zone. 

Who could possibly dislike this? It takes the Democrat ideas of economic stimulus and implements them in a way that actually makes good economic sense, by allowing for more liberty rather than more government direction of the flow of wealth. 

Who can deny that this will work? If you believe that tax havens draw in outside investment, then (if you're not a raging hypocrite) you have to believe that this will create a private sector stimulus. 

So what do you think? Shouldn't we give poor cities like Detroit the benefits enjoyed by places like Singapore, Switzerland, and Luxembourg? 
In an interview today, Rand Paul was faced with a "gotcha" question on abortion. He replied, "Why don't you ask the DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz if it's okay to kill a 7-lb baby in the uterus?"…

Well, Schultz took the bait and issued a press release today, stating that she supports ZERO government restrictions on any form of abortion. Period.…

Now, I see no reason to oppose abortion in the early stages of pregnancy, but Schultz sees no reason it should be illegal to murder a baby in the womb that is a day away from birth. Even though a baby at that point could easily survive on its own after leaving the womb, Schultz would be fine with killing it in the uterus so that it doesn't have that chance.

This is what the Democrats promise: Free baby-murdering for all women.
Imagine a scenario where the Democrats are dead-set on nominating Hillary Clinton for president in the 2016 elections, but she's being investigated for the crime of destroying federal records. Hence, she has no chance of winning the presidency.

If you had to vote in the Republican primaries, and you knew that the winner had a good chance of becoming President, who would you vote for?

Here is the list of potential candidates:…

What if the race had already progressed to the point where the only remaining viable candidates are Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, and Ted Cruz? Out of those four, who would you choose to be the next president?
Soon-to-be presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul has just released a federal budget that balances in 5 years, cuts taxes for everyone while simplifying the tax code as far as it can go, and eliminates some of the most expensive and totalitarian government agencies.…

This plan:
*Balances the budget in 5 years (under CBO projections).
*Replaces all federal taxes with a flat 17% income tax on all real (i.e. personal and corporate, NOT capital gains) income.
*Replaces the labyrinth of tax deductions and credits with a large, universal standard deduction linked to inflation (he gives $35,000 as an example for a family filing jointly).
*Eliminates the Department of Education.
*Eliminates the Department of Commerce.
*Eliminates the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
*Eliminates the Department of Energy.
*Drastically scales back the Department of Transportation.
*Repeals Obamacare.
*Block-grants federal welfare programs (Medicaid, SCHIP, food stamps, and child nutrition) to the states.
*Gives individuals a choice on how to invest our Social Security account money.
*And more.

This plan would radically reform the government to be far less burdensome, far less intrusive in our lives, and far more constitutional.

What do you all think of it?
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