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Old 01-30-2013, 08:57 PM   #63
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No, I didn't claim that Rand was/is a Libertarian. She applied a lot of labels to herself,
A lot? I only know of one—Objectivist, because that's actually a philosophy she developed.

May I ask what these many labels were?

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...and tended to overthink things a bit, sometimes getting tripped up in her own short sightedness. I think that arguments over what a "Libertarian" is are by their very nature somewhat unproductive. In a purely political sense the argument is no more productive then trying to determine what a Republican or Democrat is.
I think that applies to R and D more than libertarian. I mean libertarian is a philosophy. However, if it's unproductive, why discuss it at all?

What I have more of an issue with, is people not really familiarizing themselves with something enough to really know what it stands for, especially not knowing the founders of it, and labeling themselves incorrectly. It's political illiteracy.
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