The Libertarian Stratagem

I suspect the majority of Tea Party libertarians – those of whom didn’t vote for Johnson, anyway – must see in Trump a win-win scenario for their ideology. On the one hand, if he successfully dismantles the social programs they hate (as he seems on track to do), excellent. On the other, if he’s as corrupt and irresponsible as he’s shaping up to be, they can say once it’s over that he’s the perfect example of why “big government” doesn’t work… conveniently leaving out the part where he was a problem they helped create, of course.

There’s only one problem with this concept: they still have to live through his presidency, same as everyone else.

I find myself wondering if there’s any way to ensure they’re not as personally insulated from the consequences of their decisions as they seem to believe they’ll be.


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