However, from my response, it should be fairly easy to determine what I am responding to.
Trump does not want to end Obamacare, he wants to replace it.
Yeah, he encouraged Carrier all right with the intimidation of government.
What the hell does Trump "liking to win" have anything to do with libertarianism? It sounds Banana Republic like to me. There is nothing the United States needs to win.
There is nothing wrong with supporting Trump when he makes choices that appear to be going in the way of liberty. And I have:
But on most issues, he is just terrible.
Under a Trump presidency, I expect U.S. combat troops in the Middle East (Syria/Iraq region) Reinforcements in Afghanistan. Major league destabilization activities in Iran. Possible taxes or tariffs against Saudi oil. And a serious threat of domestic crackdowns.
Trump is not a step toward libertarianism, he is simply a step away from the current establishment and that is far from enough.
Why can't we support his libertarian efforts and condemn his authoritarian actions?
Blindly supporting him is in my mind simply horrific.
As Wilhelm Ropke informed us in The German Question, many Germans supported Hitler because he was considered better than the Bolsheviks. How did that turn out?
I am really not interested in "better" authoritarians, especially with the election over.
Hillary has lost, Trump will be in power. There is no reason for libertarians to support his authoritarian steps at this point.-RW
The masses need to be shown that authoritarianism is an error. Our task has become much more difficult with Trump whose public personality causes many to fall in line with him. Including many libertarians!!