I'm wondering if there are ANY intelligent conservatives. It is possible for me to disagree with someone and still recognize their intelligence. But it seems that all the intelligent people are on the left now. I can't think of one spokesman for the right who has any brains. If you listen to Rush or Fox Fake News all you get is slogans. The recent debate on this board shows how stupid people on the right are. Don't raise taxes that's all they can say. Let the poor and elderly starve as long as they have plenty of money. JUST HOW STUPID CAN PEOPLE BE????
If you think Libertarians and Conservatives are the same, that shows just how igonorant you are. How do we differ on economics?
Well, lets see-
Both Conservatives and Liberals supported the Tarp bail outs where we gave billions to failing banks.
Only the Libertarians did not support this.
Both Conservatives and Liberals believe the Keynisan view that spending money can stimulate the economy.
Both Conservatives and Liberals support war across the globe. Liberals rail against it, right up until their is a Liberal in office, then somehow, the American preisdent should be allowed to go to war without congressional approval. The very same thing Liberals cried out against when a conservative is in office.
Only the Libertarians understand that it is savings that increases wealth, lowers the interest rate naturally, and supports long term economic growth
Both Conservatives and Liberals believe that government is needed for an economy to exsist at all. Only the Libertarian believes that all services can be handled by the free market. Police, Fire Education, everything! Remove the monopoly of the state and these services will flourish.
The left and the right are the same. Cosnervatives and Liberals are the same, they only differ on the small details of how the power of the state should be used, but they both love and believe in the government. Only the Libertarian is against the power of the state to begin with.
So while you rail against the stupidity of the conservative, your personal philosophy differs only in minor details.
I am a Libertarian and I hate both conservatism and Liberalism. You are the same thing to me. Your person philosophy is far more in common with the conservative than mine!
You seem to be leaving out the Libertarians for some reason. I'm also quite confused as how you determine the intelligence of individuals based upon a small portion of select spokesmen.
Name one intelligent conservative spokesman. And explain one way that libertarians differ from conservatives on economic issues. Am I supposed to be so impressed that you want to legalize pot that I swallow your nonsensical economic views???