All of the unhappy denizens of Governmentstan who call themselves "libertarians" gathered at the old rundown Hall of Freedom.
"We've all agreed," their chosen spokesperson said, "that if we begin the long trek down the old broken, rutted, gutted, littered highway toward Freedomlandia the only way we can get there is by working together."
"We concur," nodded the old leader of the Traditionalists. "We'll help remove rubble and patch up potholes and assist in whatever it takes but we're only going as far as the next town, Conservative City."
"We're with you," the Solid Citizen contingent piped up. "And we'll be working side by side with everyone on down past Conservative City, all the way to Republicburg."
"Well, we're willing to go farther than that," vowed the Patriot group. "We'll push on all the way through to Constitution Towne! But of course that's where we plan to put down our roots."
"But we are true-blue died-in-the-wool libertarian-leaning Republicans and Civil Libertarians," the leader of the Classical Liberals crowed. "However, everyone must know that Minarchy Metropolis is our ultimate goal and that's where we'll be hanging our hats."
"Then we will take up the cause and finish the trip," announced the coalition of Voluntaryists, Agorists and Anarchists. "We'll work with everyone who'll work with us but we won't settle down in any of those other stops. We're committed to keep going all the way to Anarcho Town."
"And then," added the wise old Laissez-Faire Free Marketeer, "once you see what we've built there we'll be glad to have all of you join us."
Folks at the relatively new Anarchist/Minarchist Alliance Facebook page adamantly reject the view that all libertarians have to be either "minarchists" or "anarchists" in order to be "libertarian."
"We are appalled," they insist, at the virulent anti-anarchism and anti-minarchism by "some libertarians" and insist that we should "work together to bring about a brighter, more-libertarian future."
So, on a scale of Some to None just how much smaller should government be?
Harry Browne, a two-time Libertarian Party presidential candidate in spite of being an avowed anarchist may have said it best, that after we've begun to reduce government "I’ll personally head up a fund-raising drive to raise the money to rent the Super Bowl, so we can gather to argue how much smaller government should be."
How does that not sound workable to all who call themselves libertarians?
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