1. Bill Maher isn't a libertarian.
2. Neither is Howard Stern.
3. No, not even Ayn Rand.
4. Sorry, not Glenn Beck or even Nat Hentoff.
You see where I'm going with this. "Libertarian" has become a "nice" word, and lots of people have taking to describing themselves that way who have no business doing so. There is, of course, a lot of variation among libertarians, all the way from anarchists to, well, cranky old fogies like me, who understand that good ideas never get anywhere without good people implementing them. And also, some of us realize, freedom isn't self-sustaining at all. Like Jefferson said, it has to be constantly renewed, and protected from those who would destroy it, both from the outside and the inside. In support of this, we have the Hoppe quibcag here, which seems to call for at least a modification or clarification of the Zero Aggression Principle. Discuss. This, from The Libertarian: