I was sitting around with a bunch of people the other day. Educated, intelligent, cultured people, older men mostly, and they were casting nastursiums at Libertarians, and Tea Party types. The gist of which was if you accept any government services at all, you’re a hypocrite. I said nothing in this situation, as I was a guest, and I’m working on the filter between my mouth and my brain.
The good thing is when other smart folks articulate what you’re thinking better than you do. It helps you crystallize your thoughts. It’s also a blow to the ego, but I’ll get over it.
Blunt Object had some good points about libertarianism, and he and I share similar views. Mainly, I fear government power more than I fear large corporations; I can avoid companies but I cannot say “No, thanks, that’s enough government, you can stop now” without having conversations with armed agents of the state. AEpilot Jim makes some good points about Tea Party People, and folks who use “working class” as a slur.