In your opinion, if we had a multi party system, Libertarians would be more likely to be junior partner with...
The answer is yes
I think most of them care more about getting government out of everything than they value social issues so I'm gonna say repubs
Republicans. They tend to bang the same fiscal drum, and when it comes to people's rights, vote against them because "government shouldn't be involved."
It's like people don't understand that part of the government's job is to grant rights (freedom of speech, freedom of guns, freedom of religion, etc), rather than impede them.
You have a fundamental misunderstanding of libertarianism. You said that libertarians vote against rights because they don't think the government should be involved. The first thing that's wrong with that statement is that we've voted that way. No
Libertarian has been elected to a Federal or State office or as a representative therefor could not have voted for or against any such thing. Secondly, in some cases we do not vote against the right, we vote against the government having the ability
To regulate the said right. A popular principle among libertarians which we base a lot of things on is the non-aggression principle: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-aggression_principle
I was talking voters, not elected officials. But you should know there are Libertarians in office ( www.lp.org/candidates/elected-officials ). Also, we agreed about rights - you don't believe the government has the right to grant them.
Unfortunately, I entirely disagree with that. You have the right to own property because the government allows you that right. You have freedom of speech because the government allows you that right.
Natural rights are well and good, but it doesn't matter if the government isn't willing to support you. You will end up oppressed or dead.
MR ANG - has the Libertarian platform changed much since 1980?
Probably GOP, fiscal issues seem to weigh more with the Libertarians I've met. They are for a free market and socially laissez-faire but it's rarely more than just that (to each his own vs fighting for certain rights).
Yeah, sounds like me.