Top 10 Reasons Why Libertarianism Won't Become Mainstream

While the Libertarian Party has its merits, it will likely always remain a minority party, even if millennials are keen to it.
The Top Ten
1 People Want Free Stuff

This is the bottom line. People want government because the government takes money (taxes) and gives it back to them through roads, defense, welfare, schools, and so forth. In a free market, it's every man for himself, and those less capable know they won't fare well. So, they prefer government involvement, as the government is immune to market forces. Political debates become heated because, for many, it's a matter of survival. Look at the recent riots by leftists. They aren't just offended. They're rioting because in a free market, they would be out-competed. At the core, they rely on the government.

2 Some Extremists

A portion of Libertarians believe roads should be private and that blind people should be able to drive.

3 Social Issues Won't Matter Much

Gay marriage and abortion are pretty much solved issues. Marijuana will be legal soon.

4 Inflexibility

While many politicians bend to reach new demographics, libertarians remain firm in their beliefs.

5 Liberals Will Never Like Their Economic Policies

No matter how much they agree on certain issues, they'll never be okay with cutting tax rates for billionaires.

Liberals and libertarians also clash on social issues. Libertarian parties tend to adopt more extreme stances on civil rights.

6 Foreign Policy is of Limited Relevance

As abhorrent as American foreign policy abuses are, people will always care more about domestic issues.

7 People are Partisan

Democrats vote Democrat. Republicans vote Republican.

8 They're More Philosophical Than Political

Some are put off by the fact that libertarians prioritize adherence to a simple philosophy over developing complex solutions to real-world problems.

9 Most People are Partially Libertarian, but Not as a Whole

Everyone is libertarian on something, but not on everything.

10 Doing Nothing Isn't Sexy

No matter how you slice it, it's hard to get excited about a politician whose response to pressing questions is "Let the market figure it out."

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