When evaluating the so-called War on Poverty or Drugs, libertarians will often say something like, “After boatloads of money and many lives ruined in waging such efforts, decades later we haven’t really solved the underlying problem.” Thus, they do not support such “wars.”
On the Fourth of July, libertarians will often say something like, “By going through amazing sacrifices even to the point of death, our courageous forefathers delivered us a free country that we subsequently squandered. Americans today are far less free than the colonials under King George.” Thus, these libertarians urge us to wage another War for Independence.
Ishn’t zat veird?
(BTW if anybody on Facebook is reading this and thinks I’m singling you out, don’t worry–this happens every year, and I’ve seen at least 4 such posts today and it’s not even lunchtime.)