Wait a minute! Let’s think about this. Libertarians basically hate government and don’t care about social issues. In other words they are extreme moderate Democrats. Here is where social progressives get lulled into the nonsense: They believe the government should not worry about our bedrooms, bathrooms, or what we smoke. It’s an individual’s free choice. Okay, but who prevents discrimination if governments have few powers? Who levels the playing field and makes the game fair? Who rights injustices?
Libertarians will tell you we don’t need any of that stuff and it will get done at the local level, right? Kind of like voting rights and a woman’s right to choose which are losing on the local level. Oh, and all our kids should be home schooled right? How does that work for the poor? Who ensures the curriculum is not some religious fantasy story? Who fights global warming or bails out those in disaster areas? Who builds our infrastructure? Who keeps airplanes safe? Who builds our infrastructure?
But the best part is that they are fiscal conservatives and their candidate just told us that if we can stay within our budget, so should government. Oh, my brain hurts. A country’s economy is a macroeconomy, not a micoeconomy. Deficit spending can be a very good thing. Show me a business that does not borrow to invest in new facilities, equipment, and training and I will show you a company that you ought to unload their stock. If you question any of this, I went into detail years ago to explain all this (The Economy), but the Home Budget Analogy for government spending is part of the walking dead.
So if you are getting excited about the Libertarians, think it through. Who has the power now and wants to keep economic inequality growing while doing nothing about the greatest threat to our home planet, global warming? That would be the rich and corporations, and how is smaller government going to protect you from their abuses? It’s a disaster almost as bad as Trump.