When I first learned about small-l libertarianism....I was struck and overwhelmed by its foundation in pure logic AND its support by empirical, i.e. REAL WORLD, economics.
And right away I was left wondering why such a perspicacious political philosophy had no traction.
Of course that's a deeper question with many explanations.
But ONE biggie, IMO, is *poor marketing*.
I mean look at that *platform* by the big-L Libertarian Party above.
The wars, the Fed, domestic spying, and legalizing drugs???
Those are hardly the BIG ISSUES; they hardly address the most pressing needs and most marketable agenda for a nation being strangled by Big Government.
My libertarian platform would be:
END Government Schools
END Organized Political Parties
HALVE/END The Income Tax
Now I know someone is going to say, "libertarianism isn't appealing for no other reason than because people in America are Morons..."
But I've aggressively addressed that in MY PLATFORM. See the first item!
The big-L Libertarians have to understand that so long as future voters/citizens are having their brains caponized in the school system....that it won't matter if the CIA stops spying on American soil or if you can buy marijuana in at your local bodega. This country would be doomed to implode nonetheless!