SImply being book smart doesn't mean you're life smart. Witness Libertarian Party Vice Chair, Arvin Vohra, a man who scored 5 on 10 AP tests and had 790 Verbal and 790 Math on his SATs. He also had perfect scores on the GMAT and the GRE. That's quite a testing record.
However, he's also a Libertarian.
Well of course he is. I accept that Vohra may have faced discrimination in his life as an man of Indian descent, but men in the United States who can get multiple perfect standardized test scores will never need a federally funded pregnancy test or a school lunch. "Shrinking government" to the point where it simply doesn't exist, (you know, like Somalia) will have very little affect on his day-to-day life. As Socrates would say, being book smart doesn't necessarily mean that you have practical wisdom about ETHICAL MATTERS or the needs of others.
Or common sense. Vohra is just sure that Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson will totally scoop up Bernie Sanders supporters because funding college education for all is EXACTLY THE SAME as defunding colleges and universities, right? USA Today:
The Libertarian Party shares some similar goals with Sanders when it comes to ending the war on drugs, driving down college debt, and reluctance to use military action. The party and Sanders both opposed the Patriot Act.
But Sanders wants to make public colleges and universities tuition free with government subsidies, while Libertarians want to abolish government subsidies to universities. ...
Vohra said Sanders supporters “have seen the horrors that government can do to individual lives,” and Libertarian policies will ultimately make sense to them.
And we all know how much Sanders supporters love their guns. Vohra is a huge gun proponent and endorsed by the insidious GOA
Sure, libertarians and most liberals agree on legalized pot. Just make sure you're not smoking what the Libertarians are smoking when it comes to funding education or ending gun violence.