let-it-all-burn-down-anarchists often fly the libertarian banner. they do so under points you've already identified. They muddy the idea of what libertarian means, and the casual observer doesn't get to see the distiction between an anarchist and libertarian. the anarchist might have libertarian thoughts. Libertarian on weed, on abortion, on free markets, but is 'let it all burn down' on the body politic in general. the let-it-all-burn-down anarchist doesn't care about feinstein, lieberman, or the other 49 senators. he only spends his energy discrediting the 1 senator who is making actual incremental positive change. the let-it-all-burn-down anarchist willingly hides behind the label "libertarian" to tone down their own radicalism. The anarchist often doesn't even know she is doing this, but finds herself doing it perhaps to allow friends/relatives to stay in their comfort zone. This behavior allows our friend to say "Hey I agree with you about ending the wars, but let's not talk about how you secretly want rome to burn down."
If the task of libertarians in government is to make progress toward a limited, Constitutional government, then great. However, we clearly need to watch out for that buzzingly dangerous guy from KY. [The End]
speaking of "out-of-context," if you actually were consistent you would have read up on the 1% penny plan that you seem to have misquoted out of this article: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-08/rand-paul-on... which has also been explained by in other interviews and articles. Here is one such example:
"[T]he One Cent Solution is beautifully simple: If the government cuts one cent out of every dollar of its total spending (excluding interest payments) each year for five years, and then caps overall federal spending at 18 percent of national income from then on, we can: Reduce federal spending by $7.5 trillion over 10 years [and] Balance the budget by 2019."
More info here:
Is this not radical enough for you?