Sure, some "libertarians" are crazy anarchists but I'm not one of those kooks - I adore the Bill of Rights, and the Tenth Amendment states that states have the right to self legislate. So how does my following of the Bill of Rights make me "crazy?" The crazy people are the ones ignoring the Bill of Rights, the crazy ones are the ones banning stuff and writing laws and passing them without amending the Constitution. 90% of politicians today are unhinged lunatics that are obsessed with their own power and image who have nothing in common with the principals of our founding fathers, nor do they understand why this country was founded, nor do they understand why so many fled their homelands to settle here.
The truth is we have become what we originally fled from - authoritarian government - and when you support restrictions on the individual, and when a person cares more about their free "Obama phone" and are willing to give up their liberty for security and are ignorant to the ideas of freedom and democracy makes our nation as a whole and our identity as a whole lost. Libertarians are trying to preserve the idea of freedom and democracy.... Many times progressives ask "what are you trying to conserve" when I indirectly call myself a conservative and my answer is "classical liberalism" - our founding fathers ideas of liberty.
Apparently you find something wrong with freedom and favor government intervention - like governments telling (forcing) people they can only have a 12 oz soda, or that their kids can't have a toy in their fast food box, or that a man in Washington State has to pay for the healthcare of a man in Florida, or that it's someone elses responsibility to provide a cell phone or an apartment for another.
That's not freedom, that's not liberalism - that is authoritarianism.
So no - my ideals are not flawed like you believe or have been taught to believe - it's your ideas that a skewed by not understanding mine. I understand you - you don't understand me.