* The BIGGEST problem I have with the libertarian movement *
SO many will shoot down an idea or action if it's not 100% "pure" to the libertarian ideals. While I try to make sure I'm the most consistent and principled to my beliefs as possible, I also realize that in order to get where libertarians would ultimately like to be, you have to make moves that may only advance liberty / freedom slightly. The HARSH reality libertarians need to face is... the country is not ready for and will not root for our platform 100% at this very moment in time. So I feel what should be our tactic is to educate and talk with the country while supporting ANY motive or move that moves the needle towards more freedom and liberty than there was before hand. FIGHT for that one step closer to liberty. Don't sit back as say "well that still does x y z I won't support blah blah blah unless it's 100% repealed TAXATION IS THEFT". Yes, we get it. Scream into your libertarian echo chamber louder. You are doing absolutely nothing but confirming your own bias. You are not lending a hand to others and helping them walk the path towards more freedom. You are not showing the way to those who can not see through all the bs yet. Some need more help than others to see clearly. Some need that initial push to really wake up.
The most important thing I think is to live your own life 100% true to your principles as possible, lead by example, and then to support anything that gets the country back towards those principles of freedom and liberty. Our biggest problem is the all or nothing mentality. Yes it's ok to fight for all of your freedom, but you also have to acknowledge that it's going to take time, convincing, leading & education to take it all back. So root for measures that take back our liberty. Even if it's not 100% what you wanted to see yet. It's a step C L O S E R than we were before. And that's a start. It's harder to regain freedom than it is to give it up. Refusal to move the needle at all will result in even less liberty and freedom. The choice is yours.