onlooker wrote:I think many of us can agree Govt has gotten to big. On balance in my opinion it is doing more harm than good for the population. My evolving preference is a form of anarchy. You can say it is an extreme Libertarian view that espouses NO government
I've been in that same place for years. In my case, it happened while reading Robert Heinlein's novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, which is now 51 years out of date, but which was first published when I was in High School. My Social Studies teacher was a political junkie, and he used the book as a timely learning aid.
In fact, just two weeks ago, this was published: http://www.learnliberty.org/blog/lunar-prisoners-fight-for-freedom-in-robert-a-heinleins-the-moon-is-a-harsh-mistress/?gclid=CJ-Es5fMl9ICFVK2wAod3XgDIg
In modern Libertarian (with a large "L") thought, Heinlein has replaced Ayn Rand. I always thought Rand was more anti-Communist than anything else, but hers was a different world, just as the world of today is different from Heinlein's world. As for who will occupy that central place in libertarian (with a small "l") thought in this age of digital networking as we evolve into a cybernetic species, I do not know, but I don't see any likely candidates today.