I notice people’s buts. Not their butts (well, in some cases…); their “buts”.
They advocate liberty, but… and I notice.
“Liberty is good, but…”
…they believe government schooling (including vouchers, etc.) is necessary for education, and will discuss twiddling the dials, but never abolishing it.
…they still think the cops or military are somehow “good guys”.
…they imagine it’s OK to have government control who comes or goes, what you do with your property or body, etc. “For your own good.”
…they believe “taxation” is necessary for some things that no one wants bad enough to pay for voluntarily.
…they want to be protected from all the things they’re scared of.
…they insist you obey legislation, even if it’s unethical, until someone changes the “law”.
…they can’t imagine living without government telling them how they should live.
…and on and on and on.
It’s as though they are desperate to be taken seriously by government-supremacists for some reason. Maybe to be allowed a place at the table.
Or for a patronizing pat on the head.
Liberty doesn’t come with any buts. It just is. You either accept it as it is or you reject it.