Comment: I agree with you.

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I agree with you.

That libertarians need to put space between their ideas and those of conspiracy theorists to attract more mainstream voters.

In this way more people will feel free to identify as libertarian without having to deal with social pressure of being called a conspiracy theorist (sad but true for many weak minded people).

However conspiracy theorists do say a lot of important points and attract another demographic to the liberty movement. They are also more highly motivated than the general public to actually contribute to change.

While people have criticized this viewpoint before I think that pure political libertarianism and conspiracy theorists could be different sides of the same coin. At the end of the day both groups are working for the same goals.

Any political party will get nowhere if they have ideas that are considered to be conspiracy theories as they will be easily marginalized.

However if they have ideas that are seen to encourage transparency of government, freedom of speech & individual freedom then the task will be much easier to install a libertarian government.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."