"If modern libertarianism is just a fever dream of turning America into New Mexico, then just what is "wealth taxation is theft" really about? What message are radical free-marketers conveying without stating it specifically? What would be “free from theft” if the dreams of radical free-marketers came true? Well, if taxation is theft, who’s the thief? Who’s the victim? Who benefits?"
For libertarians the case against modern conservatism is that its free market values are incompatible with other traditionalist values based upon religious belief. For conservatives the case against libertarians is that no one wants to be a libertarian.