Libertarianism is a liberty movement.
Endorsing federal and state heavy requirements that remove the rights of counties, cities and individuals from their own self-governing is not.
In Florida for example, our supposedly maga loving governor and cronies put in a law forbidding communities from forbidding front yard gardens – one of DeSantis’ first acts of governor.
Sounds great right? Liberty for the front-yard gardener!
But, no, it was a trojan horse. Once that passed, law after law after law has been passed that forbids communities from having their own rules, making it a State mandating State, whereby the counties, cities, municipalities and yes, individuals, have no power.
It comes in the name of liberty but it isn’t.
Here’s the tactic: Distract by projecting.
If you get people to focus on mask mandates, they WON’T notice the other mandates happening.
Exhibit: If you focus on Facebook/Twitter removing a post, you won’t notice phone privacies being upended.
and as long as you thing “the liberals” are out to get you, you won’t notice the people you voted for actually are.