There’s certainly something to that, but remember that libertarians tend to naturally ally with conservatives for a reason. Most of them (myself included) believe in conservative values, just not enforcing them at gunpoint. As far as political affinity goes, we also believe that even the most rock-ribbed conservatives can be reasoned with or at least peacefully coexisted with, and know that’s not possible with liberals.
Contemporary liberals aren’t ‘liberal’ in any sense of the word, and their love of the state as a mechanism to force conformity vastly outweighs their love of freedom or individuality. Despite our differences, conservatives and libertarians are far more compatible than either group will ever be with progressives.
So, I’m glad that Beck is trying to cash in. He’s no doctrinaire libertarian, but he certainly knows how to make money. There’s a market out there that’s really just being filled by Fox Business at the moment. And it’s nice to move the goalposts back for a change, and let the left deal with the fact that Fox is now the centrist channel. ;-)
Oh yeah, I hope Beck is successful. I thought he was great TV on Fox when he first started. In my opinion he just got too conspiratorial and then preachy near the end. Anyway, I still count Beck as one of the good guys
You know I do find it a little odd that Beck is going Libertarian considering how he detoured off into the spiritual thing after his big rally on the mall. For awhile he really sounded far more like a social conservative preacher in many ways.
Most of them (myself included) believe in conservative values, just not enforcing them at gunpoint. As far as political affinity goes, we also believe that even the most rock-ribbed conservatives can be reasoned with or at least peacefully coexisted with, and know thats not possible with liberals.
I hear you. I think your position is going to be on the ascendency in conservative circles. I believe traditional conservatives and libertarian leaning folks are going to have to find common ground and band together as best as possible. We are in serious trouble here. The right is badly divided and the left is unified behind, much as I hate to say it, a very charismatic leader who really is fundamentally transforming the nation. We are losing ground fast on things conservatives and many libertarians care about.