Libertarianism is maximizing man's freedom. This can only occur at the cost of centralized power. Radical Democracy has already eaten the Libertarian movement for dinner, and it is no longer alive as an idea for the betterment of humanity, but for the changing of the guard in Washington.
It's funny how the poster-boy for the Libertarian movement is a long-time Washington suit. Ron Paul is an extremely intelligent man, with good morals and even better politics, so he knows that the only legitimate way for him to make any difference is to become part of the authority machine; if you cannot beat them join them.
The original Boston Tea Party makes this current movement look nothing more than a bunch of frustrated citizens taking the pebbles that the King would give them. It incessantly mocks the very nature and course of the Boston Tea Party.
This ideal that you can keep the ideological benefits of the BTP and Libertarianism, while still commercializing the movement to haggle for Government authority is absolutely abhorrent and contradictory to history.
Of those two critiques, the commercializing of the Founding Fathers disgusts me. Rational reactionary rhetoric should grant the Founding Fathers the respect to be dead in peace, but no progeny has dug them up and hoisted them onto a political banner as if they were puppets.