Are you more socially liberal, but fiscally conservative? Do you want a smaller state and also to emphasize personal freedom?
Is the rise in Libertarianism just due to some other cycles at work in American politics (liberals currently in power?), or maybe a decline in religious belief (or just the back end of the conservative-religious right alliance falling apart?).
There are libertarians wise enough to know that in politics, maybe you don’t really have any friends, just potential allies for a time.
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Kant is a major influence on libertarians, from Ayn Rand to Robert Nozick: A Few Thoughts On Robert Nozick’s “Anarchy, State and Utopia”…Link To An Ayn Rand Paper: The Objectivist Attack On Kant