However, I really do wonder sometimes whether or not our society is ready for that libertarianism -- to work things out between themselves civilly without being continually told what to do by government. We have raised several generations now without even the semblance of manners, with a real "I matter, you don't" chip on their shoulder. They aren't exactly "thinkers". They are to a large degree, spoiled children. The "growing up process" would not likely be pretty, however necessary it is.
Yes the perpetual adolescents from the 60's and their followers are in control for the moment. We are more collectivist, anti-success, and secular than ever before. Our children aren't taught what the Mayflower Compact was all about and the lessons learned from it's failure.
It will change. Just as the Mayflower Compact failed in the micro application the new collectivism will fail when done on the macro level.