Daily Bell has a pretty good response to Ann Coulter's criticism of libertarianism. Last year, as libertarianism was making news, I predicted that Republicans and Democrats will end up agreeing on at least one thing -- libertarians are wacky and bad for those who promote a strong, interventionist State. The difference between Right statists and Left statists is how they want government to intervene.
Coulter's comments on libertarianism reveal that she has not studied libertarian thought, and she has listened only to Washington insider "libertarians/liberaltarians" or she just accepts the cartoon versions. I've always admired Coulter's quick wit and courage to stand up to modern liberal pressure, and she is not one of the ones among conservatives I thought would attempt to marginalize libertarianism. By her charge that libertarians want no government at all, she's either intentionally twisting libertarian thought or is ignorant of libertarian thought. This is disappointing.
I suppose statism runs even deeper than I've suspected. I don't think the limited government conservatives understand very well what "limited" government means.