Let's see your criteria for defining Libertarianism. You do realize that absolute libertarian ideas are quite nuts no? That maximizing everyone's freedom to the absolute results in essentially anarchy?
And you call yourself a libertarian? Really?Except I can't support that option and I will never vote my support for it. Marriage is between a man and a woman.
Did you even read what I wrote? The preferable option is for the state out it and letting individuals and private entities sort it as they see fit. But as earlier stated, that is highly unlikely to happen.That's what's great about libertarianism. The state is out of it and you can call yourselves whatever you want. I don't mind that, but don't expect me to ever support it.
So what is the next more freedom maximizing stance? You seem to want the most freedom maximizing stance (but one that is unrealistic), but then immediately reject the next most freedom maximizing stance and accept the opposite.
And you call yourself a libertarian? Really?
I thought libertarians were for maximizing personal freedom. How can you not keep pushing for the most realistic maximizing personal freedom option if you call yourself a libertarian?
Well that depends on how you define that. After all, you have made is abundantly clear to me that evidence is defined as you see it rather than on some independent method.But I've heard you on other issues and you seem to never choose the "freedom maximizing option."
Furthermore, I tend to look down the street, several years ahead in fact. If an action that will cause personal freedom to be severely curtailed is the cause of an act right now that increases freedom slightly, it makes little sense for me to support that short term act when the long term impact upon personal freedom is detrimental and highly outweighs the gains now. Paying a little more taxes now to reduce the debt is freedom reducing. Paying 50% of your income purely to pay off bankruptcy the country enters from failure to deal with the debt now is exponentially more freedom reducing than the short term option.