How I finally figured libertarians out

I knew for many years they were out there. One of those doomed minor parties, a bunch of iffy ideologues so preoccupied with themselves that they never noticed that they didn’t matter. If you reject the NFL, you will never win the Super Bowl. A bunch of people waving their badminton racquets outside Wimbledon. Yeah, you don’t like paying taxes — no one does — but how is making yourselves goofy and irrelevant helping?

There wasn’t really an “online” back then, and I didn’t have occasion to run into uncloseted libertarians in real life, so that was about as deep as…