It really is a great time to be a Libertarian in America. Sure the state is bigger than it’s ever been, but think about what’s going on:
Obama failed to launch his war on Syria which was cheered on by the neocon Republicans, mainly the deranged John McCain and Lindsay Graham, due to widespread public opposition. What’s even better is that much of the opposition came from the so called “Libertarian wing” of the Republican party. I know the idea that Republicans could be Libertarian probably makes most real Libertarians cringe, but hey, if the media are forced to talk about our ideology that’s a good thing.
The government is shut down! I know it’s not really. We’re still subject to the theft and spying the feds regularly impose upon us. The US military continues to occupy much of the world. But I’ll take any amount of less government I can get. People are already starting to really hate the state, and if we can convince them to even hate the freaking Park Service? What’s left for them to like about it?
Obama, who seems to embody the whole image of Big Government, has really gone off the rails. He’s flat out lying about default, trying to close the ocean, refusing to negotiate on the idea that he may need to negotiate. It’s great. The more tyrannical he becomes, the more people will sympathize with those of us who have rejected the very notion that the US government can even be reformed at this point.
It’s about advancing the ideas of Liberty to the masses, and right now that seems to be happening.