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Do people in the libertarian movement feel the need to degrade those that aren't fully on board yet but are slowly coming to our side? I was VERY early to the libertarian philosophy for people my age(2005 to be exact), but I was never degrading others who could become potential allies. And by being open to people who weren't fully on board prevented them from going into defensive mode and allowed them to eventually come over fully to my side. I was a neo-con before 2005 (and the President of my College's College Republicans, I also started and ran a neo-conservative newspaper, but despite my solid views at the time I was still able to be convinced that I was wrong and slowly developed into the most extreme libertarian you can become (see my Masters Thesis for proof). My point, is be open, be accepting, and stop attacking, it puts people on the defensive and they are far less likely to be open to your line of thinking. We want more people like Beck to come around, not less.