Why aren't more people Libertarian?

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    Seriously, why aren't there more Libertarians out there?

    Is it because people don't know what Libertarians stand for?
     
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    It's because libertarians tend to be the worst kind of advertisement for their ideology, they swing wildly from incredibly permissive on big business to downright fascist on things like labor unions. American libertarians even seem to hate the ideology of the European libertarians on which they are based. In short they seem to be mainly engaged in disavowing all social responsibility and have zero regard for anyone's freedom other than their own.
     
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    ^What he said^
     
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    Um, how about NO?

    We don't have a problem with unions. Workers are free to unite however they want. What we have a problem with is government colluding with them. :thup:
     
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    Not to mention, we adhere strictly to the idea of "our freedom ends where yours begins". So to claim we only care about our own freedom pretty much confirms the OP's suggestion you don't know what libertarians stand for.
     
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    Why is it that no country on earth is libertarian?

    Because they know it is nutz
     
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    You're approaching a staggering 44,000 posts. Will you ever make a worthwhile one?
     
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    There would be no labor unions without the government providing them with the legal protection where they can exist without being beaten in the streets. Take a look at the early history of the labor movement, before the government protected them strikes were violent, bloody affairs, now they are much more peaceful and hardly anyone gets killed by management goon squads.
     
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    Compartmentalizing a society into a collection of tiny little separate kingdoms is pretty silly.
     
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    All the libertarians I've met tend to be even more extreme conservative than the conservatives I've met.
     

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