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Old Dec 28th 2013, 02:03 PM
Tom Palven Tom Palven is offline
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Default Re: Adam Smith: The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Am I now, or have I ever been a member of the Libertarian Party? Yes, I will confess to that, but I haven't been a member in a long time. I felt it had been co-opted by conservatives, and dropped out even well before the LP News and party officials refused to say anything about the shock and awe on the totally blameless people of Iraq, which was extremely popular at the time, boosting George Bush's popularity to over 80%, the highest recorded for a sitting President. It sure seemed that the conservatives and paid party hacks in the LP were a bunch of opportunist wimps.

So, I've dropped the label libertarian for myself and don't even like to called a libertarian, even with a small "l", and just prefer the terms "individualist." I don't like to called an American, either, although North American is accurate, and "earthling" would also be fine.

Glad that you like the term "individualist" for yourself, too.
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