Nope, not a bit of merit. You're saying that stationing the most powerful military in the history of mankind in their home country would somehow make us more vulnerable?<quoted text>
Because Libertarians offer few viable candidates. The party's platform is attractive until it comes to isolationism which doesn't fly well with most Americans. It conjures up images of being sitting ducks in this day and age. A drastic retreat from the world stage could very well come back to bite us fatally if the rest of the world implodes or is taken over by less desirable zealots or ideologies. The party's platform of decreasing the military makes us feel even more vulnerable.
Cutting back on our military presence around the world looks good on paper but not in the real world.
Our enemies include two major world powers who would very quickly take advantage of our absence to sway our other enemies who also have weapons that could annihilate us before we could even begin to defend ourselves against all of them if we just sat back and hoped they wouldn't.
In a different world or in a different time, Libertarians' isolationism and decreasing the military might come across as preferable. But in this present day and age.
Can you even see any merit to this point of view?
How stupid does that sound when you say it like that without all the dramatics and hand-wringing?