Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
And that's why libertarianism will never be taken seriously by mainstream America.
Messing with the social contract/safety net = political suicide.
The mistake the Right makes is in labeling the safety net as something strictly ideological. That's bull****. Just because, for them, everything is ideological doesn't make it true for everybody else. I have a gay friend who I'm always telling, "Dude. Your "gaydar" is ****ed up. You think everybody is gay simply because you're gay."
The safety net was a practical response to one of the failures of capitalism. Of course, there are many who believe that capitalism is somehow magical and perfect, and if we just get out of the way, it will solve all our problems.