Originally Posted by Blart
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.
Because most "Libertarians" do not fit the description of Libertarians, as defined politically. They are not "fiscally conservative, socially liberal", they are "fiscally conservative, socially ambivalent".
It is not enough to just "be okay with" people getting the same rights as you. "I just don't care whether gays can marry, or whether minorities are treated equally, but stop taxing me" doesn't make you a Libertarian, it makes you a Republican who is too weak to take a stand on half (or more) of the issues the people in our country face.