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Political Fear Factor by BlameThe1st Political Fear Factor by BlameThe1st
I know. I know. This is a gross oversimplification. And yes, I am quite possibly over-exaggerating to the point of misrepresentation. (For example: conservatives don't really fear immigrants as they do illegal immigrants.) But the overall emphasis is clear: while the other two parties are fearful of many issues, we libertarians only have one fear: government.

Now yes, you could argue that "government" could be broken down into various fears: taxes, overregulation, censorship, surveillance, brutality, etc. But in the end, it all barrels down to one issue: government corruption, cronyism, and overall malfeasance. (Okay, make that three things!)

As long as the government is minding its own business and fulfilling its solemn duty to protect and serve the population--that is, ensuring that nobody is being killed, raped, assaulted, defrauded, or stolen from--then we libertarians have nothing to fear; otherwise, we most certainly do.

While the other parties are busy instilling fear over minor things that really shouldn't raise concern, libertarians are concerned about the only real thing we have to fear: government tyranny.
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Avionscreator Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"As long as the government is... fulfilling its solemn duty to protect and serve the population--that is, ensuring that nobody is being killed, raped, assaulted, defrauded, or stolen from..."
Uh, maybe I sound a little stupid, but it isn't the government's business to do any of that; it's the goal of individual citizens to protect their own rights and such. Isn't it?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the point of government is to do that, but it's since overstepped its boundaries.
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AlisatheRaptor13 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. I suppose I'm a Libertarian then?
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good for you.
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GodDragonKing Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Are you saying we shouldn't be afraid of corporations? They often do as much or more harm than the government.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And yet if I don't like what a corporation is doing, I simply refuse to do business with it. I disagree with what the government is doing, what other options do I have?
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GodDragonKing Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
But refusing to do business with a corporation doesn't stop what it's doing. In fact corporations have a lot less restrictions on what they can and can't do because people pay a lot more attention to the actions of the national government to the point that they don't even realize how much things like corporations or state level governments can effect their livers.
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BreenBeans Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, Liberals fear GMOs?  :confused:
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most liberal states are trying to pass laws to ban them, or at least label the food.
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BreenBeans Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But since the left supposedly likes new and sciencey, and the right supposedly prefers tradition, old school, and the way God intended, wouldn't conservatives be against it?
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