This piece is not necessarily meant to bash Libertarians , especially not all people who find that their values seem most closely aligned to the values presented as the platform of the Libertarian Party. I have found myself , more frequently in the last year or two than ever before, wondering if the Libertarian Party might be a more natural fit for me than the Republican Party. It seems that when I really start to wonder if I am in the wrong party and if I am more of a Libertarian than a Republican, something happens that knocks me back into reality. These reality checks provide opportunities to ponder what appears to be either hypocrisy or an unbelievable level of naivete among those who take up Libertarian causes.
The impetus of the most recent Libertarian reality check was the decision of the New York Senate to approve homosexual marriage. This issue provides an opportunity to examine just how liberty minded Libertarians are and if their love of liberty ought to be accompanied by a gargantuan asterisk. This piece is written from a perspective of annoyed curiosity regarding the thinking and motives of the Libertarian. Comments are welcome, as I would really like to understand what makes these people tick.