If you’re a Libertarian for long enough, someone will either call you a “liberal” or imply that Libertarians are somehow leftist. Of course, the classic liberalism we all know and love isn’t what most conservatives mean when they try to call us liberals. Part of the issue is a lack of understanding. But why haven’t many Republicans figured it out yet? After all, if they were to listen to what we said, they’d agree with us more often than not.
There’s a big push for socialism in the United States. The problem is that it just isn’t going to work in America. With socialism, there’s a lot of centralization, especially with regard to economic policy. Real socialism wouldn’t allow for many things most Americans take for granted. Economically speaking, people would have to completely disregard their personal utility (satisfaction). We need to be honest when we talk about socialism. Tens of millions have died at the hands of its ideology, mostly from starvation. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading