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Martin Dyckman: Now is no time for exalted idealism

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Your vote is a terrible thing to waste. That lesson was demonstrated 16 years ago, when his contested margin of 537 votes in Florida made George W. Bush president of the United States. From that came the invasion of Iraq and the present turmoil and bloodshed in the Middle East, the Supreme Court nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito and much else that Al Gore would not likely have done. It could be said, though that those 537 votes…

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Joe Henderson: Rick Scott, Libertarians love TBX; everyone else can suck exhaust

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An essential part of the Libertarian ideal is a belief that for public services, consumers should pay as they go. The preference is user fees instead of taxes. As we well know, Gov. Rick Scott has strong Libertarian leanings. Keep that in mind while considering the 12-4 vote by the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization to proceed with the next phase of the controversial $3.3 billion Tampa Bay Express transportation proposal, better known as TBX. Protesters outnumbered supporters by about 2-to-1…

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Goat sacrifice, talk of civil war upset Florida Libertarians

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Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn’t survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now that he’s a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him. The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida has resigned to call attention to Invictus’ candidacy in hopes…

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Manatee Tea Party unanimously votes to reject solar amendment

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Another Florida Tea Party chapter has rejected the proposed solar energy constitutional amendment. On July 16, Tea Party Manatee unanimously voted against the initiative put forward by Floridians for Solar Choice for the 2016 ballot. The vote came after presentations from lobbyist Danielle Alexandre and Libertarian Adrian Wyllie supporting the amendment, and Tampa 912 Project board member Karen Jaroch and Heartland Institute senior fellow James Taylor in opposition. The vote – a third rejection of the solar proposal by local Tea…

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Marco Rubio blasted for ‘currying favor’ of Sheldon Adelson with online gambling ban

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Republican presidential candidate Mark Rubio is under attack by a Libertarian-leaning group for his support of a bill that could be used to expand the federal government’s powers to monitor the Internet. Campaign for Liberty, a political action group founded by former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, has launched an attack on the Florida senator, one of the original sponsors of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act. The act seeks to roll back a December 2011 Department of Justice opinion holding that the Wire Act…

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Charlie Crist vs. Marco Rubio a proxy for Club for Growth vs. Tea Party

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From the Frum Forum’s Steve Bell: One thing political parties and partisans seem never to learn: the purer you are, the more you lose. The divisions of Red and Green parties in ancient Rome, where heads literally rolled, have manifested themselves in the blog beheadings by the two greatest proponents of purity in American politics today: the “progressive” left of the Democratic Party and the “purifier” forces in the Republican Party. So far, the great achievements of these two forces…

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