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Alaska: A libertarian state?

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- Alaska is the 2nd most Republican state (The Hill), yet Alaska ranks as the 6th least religious state (55% nonreligious - Pew).

- 49.1% of Alaskans oppose the Patriot Act - the 4th most opposing of any state after Oregon, Washington and Vermont. (ISideWith.com)

- 63.7% of Alaskans support gay marriage - the highest of any Republican state. (ISideWith.com)

- Only 23.9% of Alaskan support NSA surveillance - the 3rd lowest after Oregon and Vermont. (ISideWith.com)
 

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The state with the sovereign wealth fund?

I assume you mean right-libertarianism.
 

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- Alaska is the 2nd most Republican state (The Hill), yet Alaska ranks as the 6th least religious state (55% nonreligious - Pew).

- 49.1% of Alaskans oppose the Patriot Act - the 4th most opposing of any state after Oregon, Washington and Vermont. (ISideWith.com)

- 63.7% of Alaskans support gay marriage - the highest of any Republican state. (ISideWith.com)

- Only 23.9% of Alaskan support NSA surveillance - the 3rd lowest after Oregon and Vermont. (ISideWith.com)

Yes, but how do you explain Sara Palin?
 

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- Alaska is the 2nd most Republican state (The Hill), yet Alaska ranks as the 6th least religious state (55% nonreligious - Pew).

- 49.1% of Alaskans oppose the Patriot Act - the 4th most opposing of any state after Oregon, Washington and Vermont. (ISideWith.com)

- 63.7% of Alaskans support gay marriage - the highest of any Republican state. (ISideWith.com)

- Only 23.9% of Alaskan support NSA surveillance - the 3rd lowest after Oregon and Vermont. (ISideWith.com)

Is your post a statement of fact or opinion? Most all of your posts are just regurgitated factoids from blogs or non-MSM press articles. At that point, you rarely engage in a serious way in debate, so why should anyone engage you?
 

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It's the only kind most Americans recognize.

Honest question, are all left-libertarians anti-capitalist? To be honest, outside of Henry George, all left-libertarian thinkers are anarchists or socialists from what I've seen. So, I've been wondering.
 

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Honest question, are all left-libertarians anti-capitalist? To be honest, outside of Henry George, all left-libertarian thinkers are anarchists or socialists from what I've seen. So, I've been wondering.

I'm more "libertarian" than "left", to be honest. I am very much pro-capitalism, but I don't believe that the free market is the be-all and end-all of a free society-- in particular, I think a free market needs to be paired with a host of social services to lead to a free society. I believe every human being should have the means of survival and the means of improving themselves regardless of their employment and that employees should be able to negotiate the terms of their employment on equal footing with their employers. Beyond environmental regulations and fair trade practices, however, I think businesses should be free to conduct themselves as their owners see fit.
 

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It's the only kind most Americans recognize.

I don't think most Americans parse libertarianism into left or right....

left libertarianism is inherently anti-capitalism, though it's generally pro-market.

personally, i'm the usual run of the mill Libertarian... the radical centrist.
 

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- Alaska is the 2nd most Republican state (The Hill), yet Alaska ranks as the 6th least religious state (55% nonreligious - Pew).

- 49.1% of Alaskans oppose the Patriot Act - the 4th most opposing of any state after Oregon, Washington and Vermont. (ISideWith.com)

- 63.7% of Alaskans support gay marriage - the highest of any Republican state. (ISideWith.com)

- Only 23.9% of Alaskan support NSA surveillance - the 3rd lowest after Oregon and Vermont. (ISideWith.com)


They can hardly call themselves libertarian when the government spent decades paying citizens to live there out of oil revenue....
 

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They can hardly call themselves libertarian when the government spent decades paying citizens to live there out of oil revenue....
that's really not true... libertarians, of varying stripes ( including myself), advocated for and support Basic Income Guarantees...or simply being paid to be a citizen.
 
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