I would work with Libertarians if they would agree to focus on fiscal conservatism. Starve the beast. Force government to be small.
I could hold off for a few year from pushing for social conservatism, if the Libertarians would hold off for a few years from pushing for social Liberalism.
Once government were made small and starved for cash, then I say we could loosen certain restraints (such as drugs) and let the population make their own choices. No government charity. No helping hand. If drugs mess you up, then you have a very serious problem. If you can take the drugs and function just fine, it’s not my problem and I won’t interfere.
1) Fiscal Conservatism
2) Social Liberalism
In that order.
I would consider such an approach. But, in my experience, Libertarians overwhelmingly want to put the emphasis on the good time Charley part of the equation, and they will solve the fiscal stuff “later”. That’s a Libertine approach, and I reject it.
I am unconvinced about the good time Charlie stuff. Back when I was a card carrying Libertarian I didn’t give a rip about social issues. What appealed to me about the Libertarians was that they actually talked out loud about actually making government smaller. I joined the Libertarians after reading Harry Brown’s book because he seemed serious about taking the health care system back to a free market model. This was when he was running for president. How many Republicans have done that?
Sold. Intelligent libertarian-leaning people understand you have to do things "in order".