With reasoning like that, it is no wonder that the left and libertarians have driven this nation into the ground.
Uhhh . . tell me, please, which cities, which states do the libertarians have control of that they could drive the nation into the ground?
Seems to me, and most other freedom-lovers, that what has driven this country away from constitutional government and toward a police state is more laws and regulations on such things as drugs, food, toys and clothing -- exactly the opposite of the principle tenets of the libertarian philosophy, which presumes that individuals are capable of making decisions for themselves about their own well-being.
When conservatives get into bed with leftists and progressives who want to dictate every detail of everyone's life we have reason to worry.
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.-Thomas Jefferson