The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I am laughing at the irony.
As a Libertarian, I've long recognized the limitations of the party, and the philosophy.
We're better off supporting candidates from either party that espouse Libertarian principles, and convincing the more openminded politicians of why property, gun, and civil rights are so critical and need to be protected more actively.
my dad always said,if a man minds his own busines he will have a full time job.
Most of the self-righteous, inflexible, single-minded, authoritarian true believers I've known have loudly and damn near incessantly declared themselves to be open-minded, flexible, complex, ambiguous, and anti-authoritarian.
Maybe that's a Massachusetts thing. Dunno.
This is essentially the same dynamic that favors religious orthodoxy over gnosticism. Gnosis, which I use in the sense of a person's direct experience and knowledge of the Divine, is inherently an individualistic thing that is not amenable to the organizational discipline and memetic innoculin that is the hallmark of an orthodox religion.
For more on that point, see Karen Armstrong's "A History of God, The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam"