"I Don't Want To Run Your Bedroom or Your Boardroom": Nick Gillespie Talks to Students for Liberty on Stossel


On February 23, 2012, I appeared on Fox Business' Stossel show that was taped last week at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C.

Some info:

Co-author with Matt Welch of "The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America," Gillespie explained why the historic rise in independent voters, massive deficits at all levels of government, and growing visibility of politicians such as Ron Paul and Gary Johnson make him optimistic about the future.

About 7 minutes.

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  6. I a free to gambol now.

  7. In case anyone thinks I am kidding about dating in DC, one just needs to look at this screen grab from the video. Any of you male pasty, sweaty, ruddy policy wonks can come to DC and get a chick like this.

    1. Is that because of a dearth of manly-men or an excess of mercenary women?

      1. I forgot the comma, so now someone is supposed to answer me with ‘Yes’.

      2. Combo of both, I think. Men that are attracted to politics are kind non-manly on average, and DC is chock-a-block with chicks (the ration is outrageous), so odds are you can get a hot one.

        1. But you’d have to be attracted to politics… and look like the guy in the screen grab.

          Whelp, I’m out.

          1. Just think how well a really good-looking dude would do in DC. He could have a harem without any problem.

            (my thinking is that if more pasty guys come to DC with the hope of easy scores, they’ll attract more blue collar guys to change their tires and unclog their toilets. Then I’ll be sittin pretty!)

            1. I didn’t say I was good looking, I merely said I didn’t look like him.

              1. Please do not be so modest.

        2. Once-upon- a million years ago I woulda jumped at that chance. A shame I didnt meet you back then Kristen.

    2. What’s with the dude with the Bama bangs sitting behind her right shoulder? Looks like he’s got hungry eyes for Nick.

    3. That woman looks awfully young to have a teenaged son.

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    We will find out rather. But libel certainly does. And I am going to sue whoever is doing this. Again, if it is you, you need to stop. I doubt you have any assets. But that is okay. I wouldn’t do it for money…And constantly posting after someone with libelous material, would count as cyber stalking in most jurisdictions. Again, if it is not you, you have nothing to worry about.-..I have idea who you are and I really don’t care. And if you are not the one doing it or if it stops, I will never care. But understand if you are doing it and it does continue, I will find out who you are and it will stop. It is really that simple.

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  10. Is it just me or does anyone else doubt the “I was in the army” guy’s story.

    Get rid of the toothpick stand up straight and get a haircut soldier.

    1. He seemed genuinely crazy-angry, and played the part of a jaded and changed man pretty fucking well. I give it the benefit of the doubt.

  11. Social Conservatives can not get elected nation-wide without the support of Libertarians. They are one the wrong side of polling on almost every issue that they make an issue over. Therefore, they have to reach out (pander) to Libertarians and other pro-war “small-government” types in order to remain nationally relevant (think of spendthrift Santorum suddenly advocating for fiscal restraint).

    Liberals, on the other hand, have a broad base of different groups that traditionally support them (minorities, Jews, blue collar types, etc) and tend to be on the right side of polling on social issues. They can afford to enforce more “ideological purity” within their ranks when it comes to economic issues.

    I just can’t bring myself to vote for any of the likely Republican nominees– they will just say any crazy thing that they think will help them get elected.

    1. Their problem is mixing ‘social’ with conservative. They truly do not see this. For them, it is perfectly natural to want to regulate people’s personal behavior, especially when it comes to sex.

      They will rant and rave all day long about the left’s controlling of the minutia of our lives, but if you just whisper ‘sex’ in the back of the room they go ape-shit and start foaming at the mouth. If you can stand to listen to what they say, you will notice that you could take any lefty control-freak bullshit and replace whatever they want control over with the word ‘sex’and it would be the social conservative party line.

    2. So-con fucknuts *actually* believe the US is Christian country at its core, always has been, and is under attack from radical .

      Given this idiotic premises, EVERYTHING they do is based on “returning” the US to some voluntary theocracy that never actually existed in most of it (except in some of the psychotic fundie colonies).

      They utterly fail to realize that a coke snorting fag in San Francisco named Alvarez is just as American as they are, actually probably moreso.

      So-cons only exist because of stupidity and widespread ignorance.

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      2. They utterly fail to realize that a coke snorting fag in San Francisco named Alvarez is just as American as they are, actually probably moreso.

        How do you figure “moreso”?

        1. Gay pride, drug abuse, San Francisco, and “ethnic” names are American as FUCK. That’s why.

  12. They utterly fail to realize that a coke snorting fag in San Francisco named Alvarez is just as American as they are, actually probably moreso.

    How do you figure “moreso”?

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