This is why you're not a libertarian: how should the government react to the economic downturn?
That's like saying that I should support people being enslaved instead of having everyone killed. Both are wrong, and I aspire for a higher, more principaled goal. So because I don't support the slavery I'm not a libertarian? Seems to be what you're going for.You don't seem to understand. A libertarian is for maximizing person freedom. You want the most maximizing freedom option, but then you just rejected the next most personal freedom maximizing option on the basis of your emotional beliefs. If anything, you are not a libertarian because you are willing to have your personal emotional beliefs supersede your belief in maximizing personal freedom. Do I like gay marriage? Not especially. I realize its consequences on our tax revenue and I think two guys kissing is gross. But does that stop me from pushing the next best freedom maximizing option? No. Just because you can't get the MOST freedom maximizing option does not mean you just stop and accept a freedom minimizing option. A libertarian will seek out the most libertarian option that is realistically possible. You don't seem to think this is important, thus I question your libertarianism.
I'm not one for settling for something that isn't right.Point is, you appear to think I'm not a libertarian because I don't support the freedom maximizing option. I'm saying you are wrong because your perspective isn't the same as mine. Just because I do not support short term freedom gains does not mean I don't support maximum freedom gains.
The difference between us is that you don't seem to support realistic libertarian goals. Only the lofty, in principle ones.