I can make an argument that I’m a libertarian because I’m a Mormon. I can also make a separate argument that I’m a libertarian because of my background in economics. Lastly, I can make the argument that I am a libertarian because I believe that individual liberty is vital to economic and social prosperity. But none of these arguments feel very honest to me.
Total honesty, then?
Depressing Discovery #4 about my libertarianism is that my political “ideology” is little more than an oft-times juvenile hatred for authority. Like all petulant children, I think I really just hate being told what to do.