Libertarians are not “sideways Democrats.”
You are correct... libertarians are farther to the right in the political spectrum than conservatives are... they are more constitutionally based than conservatives are....they understand that more laws are not a good thing.... they believe morality should not be regulated, as it is subjective to whoever is in power at the time.... we see the dangers with the government, as do most of the conservatives.... there is a small fragment that have no problems forcing their view of morality upon everyone else... kinda like a democrat, but from the other side of the political spectrum.....
I have long theorized that many Hollywood types get confused over the Libertarian’s view of legal drugs, not anti-abortion, etc. with LIBERals. The weak minded hollywood people want legal drug and abortions, but don’t realize they should be supporting Libertarians, not people who are really control freak Democrats who label themselves “LIBERals” and “progressives” to confuse and trick people into voting for them.
“Since Johnson is pro-choice, highly thought of by the ACLU, wants to make serious cuts in Defense spending, supports Gay marriage, is for legalized marijuana and is quite soft on illegal aliens”
Which is the part that doesn’t look like it came from a Democrat?