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    The reason "libertarianism" got invented was to try and drive a wedge between civil libertarianism and social democracy, which were otherwise pretty tightly interwoven. Which is obvious, if you care about liberty then liberty from economic coercion is just as big a deal as liberty from government abuse.

    So conservatives came up with "libertarianism" and tried to tell everybody that if you support laws to stop government from controlling your life, you must therefore oppose laws to stop capitalists from controlling your life, because mumble mumble John Galt mumble.

    And apparently this got sold so well that half of DKos thinks anybody who has a problem with the NSA is a libertarian, and if they love Obamacare they have to love the NSA just as much, because Ron Paul told them so.

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