Oh yeah Kyupol, it's the same amazingly over optimistic fairytale wishful thinking the early Russian communists had. Sorry man, but in practise, that would NOT happen. If you want to see how a system like this would work, try and think of the possible bad sides as well to give yourself a balanced image. Then think about how willing people would be to follow it (all different types of people AND business), and how easy (or not) it would be to replace the current political system with this one- and what would happen when you did because of what you started with and how you started it.
Communism sounds like a good idea. Everyone is equal.
However, the mistake of communism is the extremely large size of government. A government big enough to redistribute wealth is a government that is big enough to take it all from you.
If you look at stories of North Korean escapees who have lived in the South as well as the USA, they still
say that the North Korea of Kim Il Sung is still
better than the South and the USA. Maybe Kim Il Sung was good? It could be true but the size of his government is what made his son and a few other control freaks get total power.
The principle of libertarianism is to shrink government so much that any control freak (or group of) will not be able to project power.
As far as this idea is concerned, it wont just happen until a majority of people are aware of it and would want it. Because government and big business interests are working hard to take away your freedoms in the quest of power, motivated by greed.
A Libertarian Government would, as soon as it became a government and not just a group of unaffiliated idealists, be as repressive as any other.
As soon as any group of individuals started to disagree with them or abuse their freedoms, the government would have to take action against them in order to protect the principles they believe everyone else should live by.
So far, the only crime in a libertarian society is a crime that infringes upon the rights of others. You know, things such as murder, rape, robbery, assault, calling for PHYSICAL VIOLENCE against a target group, etc.
Therefore things like drug use and seatbelt use will not be touched on by the government. As well as the right of people to criticize other groups – You have the right to criticize ANYONE (Blacks, Whites, Asians, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, Scientologists, gays, etc) as long as there's no calls for violence on the target group. No such thing as “anti-hate legislation” that sets precedent on telling you what you can and cannot say.
The only purpose of the government would be to protect the freedom of the people. And being small in size, even if it were to become repressive, it won't be as effective at oppressing the people as much as a big government.
Because tying down the hands of government is the key, the people SHOULD BE educated in the tactics that governments use in order to get an excuse to expand itself.
Things like these should be taught in schools otherwise its not a true Libertarian government:
- Problem-Reaction-Solution / inside job / staged terror attacks
- Playing up on fears. (Oh its the drunk drivers, oh its the gang members, oh its the poverty, omg we must do something!!! Quick!!! Give me more power so I can fix it!!! We need more cops!!! More soldiers!!! More cameras on the street!!! To keep you safe!!! OMG!!! We need to regulate what people can eat and what cars they should drive!!! In the name of the most holy Global Warming!!! We need to stop people from saying discriminatory comments!!! Because we need to protect the blacks, jews, minorities, gays, etc!!! BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM!!! We need to absolutely ban guns and pepper sprays and certain knives!!! Omg the shootings the shootings the shootings and the assaults and the stabbings!!! Its to keep you safe dammit!!! TRUST THE GOVERNMENT!!! CUZ WE LOVE YOU!!! PAY US MORE TAXES TO MAKE US BIGGER BECAUSE ITS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD AND TO KEEP YOU SAFE!!! :) )