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Old 28.07.2011, 10:53
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Re: To all you Swiss people: Do realize how great your country is?

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Isn't it curious how our "Swedish" friend:

  • Writes like a typical American libertarian;
  • Spells "Kronor" incorrectly;
  • Keeps comparing Switzerland with the United States, not Sweden;
  • Always posts during American working hours (east coast)?
Anyone would think he was yet another of our tiresome libertarian visitors, trying to pull the wool over our eyes...
Plus: I have worked for years with Swedes in a Swedish company. I have never met one who would even think about hoarding wheat - they'd distill it.
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Old 28.07.2011, 10:55
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Hmmm.... My vote is on TX. I know too many Texans. If he's not from TX he needs to move there.
Sometimes,
you know, it seems as if he
needs to tell us the truth
about who he is. As if he wants to
put all his cards on the
table and come clean. In my opinion,
if that's what he wants to do, I think we should make it
clear to him that he can.

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Old 28.07.2011, 10:58
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Re: To all you Swiss people: Do realize how great your country is?

Maybe we should have a sticky, or a note on the sign up page?

Are you American and a Libertarian? thinking of moving to Switzerland so you can own a farm, carry a gun and not pay taxes? Please read this extra FAQ.
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Old 28.07.2011, 11:03
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Re: To all you Swiss people: Do realize how great your country is?

Whether living in Switzerland would suit many libertarians is questionable, but the fact that political reality is much closer to their ideal here than over the big pond however seems pretty much a given to me.

We do have low taxes, salaries are high, it is a decentralised, federal system, politics are mostly reasonable, solution-driven, individual liberties (given by law, not neighbours) are higher here, competition between cantons is a driver for improved efficiency and Switzerland does not generally interfere in other countries' affairs.

Therefore from a political, administrative and economic perspective Switzerland is somewhat closer to (some) libertarian values than other countries. Many of Ron Paul's key points (the libertarian movement is quite heterogenous as well afaik) are already in some form implemented in Switzerland. example:
RP: drug use should be decriminalised but the public is not responsible for you
CH: drug use is mostly decriminalised but the public does pay for you

But, as a country with a high population density and a somewhat conservative and orderly population you are still subjected to ex- and implicit rules and laws that someone with the attitude of "I can do whatever the f**k I like as long as it's not illegal" might find objectionable.
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Old 28.07.2011, 11:35
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But, as a country with a high population density and a somewhat conservative and orderly population you are still subjected to ex- and implicit rules and laws that someone with the attitude of "I can do whatever the f**k I like as long as it's not illegal" might find objectionable.
I think this is true, but I think there also other things the Ayn Rand worshipping tea party types wouldn't expect from such a free country as Switzerland. Like taking green issues seriously, the social welfare system, public transport, union power and workers rights. They also seem to think everyone walks around with a loaded gun and it's fully legal to shoot anyone who breaks into your home.
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Old 28.07.2011, 11:50
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Hmmm.... My vote is on TX. I know too many Texans. If he's not from TX he needs to move there.
If it makes you guys any happier, just assume from now on that I'm from TX, US. Sounds good?
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If it makes you guys any happier, just assume from now on that I'm from TX, US. Sounds good?
Do you want to know what would really make "us guys" happy...?
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Do you want to know what would really make "us guys" happy...?
Rain All Summer Long?
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Old 28.07.2011, 12:31
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If it makes you guys any happier, just assume from now on that I'm from TX, US. Sounds good?
You don't know this guy, by any chance do ya?
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You don't know this guy, by any chance do ya?
Wow, a class act if ever there was one. In particular this post of his was very popular Prostatitis help
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Wow, a class act if ever there was one. In particular this post of his was very popular Prostatitis help
Well, this thread kind of got me wondering...
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I think this is true, but I think there also other things the Ayn Rand worshipping tea party types wouldn't expect from such a free country as Switzerland. Like taking green issues seriously, the social welfare system, public transport, union power and workers rights. They also seem to think everyone walks around with a loaded gun and it's fully legal to shoot anyone who breaks into your home.
And lets not forget to mention the land use issues...
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