Originally Posted by houghtam
Although I see a shift more toward libertarianism as a potential game changer for the republican party, it does concern me that every person I've ever known who claims to be a libertarian puts fiscal issues ahead of social issues.
Where was the libertarian-right during the great struggles for individual liberty? Civil rights for nonwhites, women, gays and lesbians? I see the left fighting with their bodies and wallets, but I don't see many right-libertarians.
I do, however, see right-Libertarians fighting for privatized highways and corporate rights.
What about voting rights, abuses by police and the military, and religion taking over politics? I see the left fighting, but am waiting on those socially liberal/fiscal conservative folks to join.
Libertarians are more likely to apologize for social abuses.
"It cannot be denied that Fascism and similar movements aimed at the establishment of dictatorships are full of the best intentions and that their intervention has for the moment saved European civilization. The merit that Fascism has thereby won for itself will live on eternally in history."
- Ludwig Von Mises, after Mussolini seized Italy.