Democrats and republicans look at data and argue over whether to increase or decrease regulations and spending. Ron Paul argues that government programs have no right to exist. In his world, the best way to avoid losing is to refuse to play. The most efficient solution to everything is the absence of a solution.
It's true that forest fires exist because of government regulations. Ron Paul's inductive conclusion is that government regulations hurt forests. The reality is that forests exist because of government protection.
It's true that the United Nations is not productive - after all, so many nations have veto power. Ron Paul's inductive conclusion is that the United Nations causes international complications. The reality is that those diplomatic complications could very well be global military complications if such a large chunk of the globe was not working together.
It's true that Social Security is expensive. Ron Paul's induction is that Social Security costs too much because it's a government program. The reality is that longevity in general is expensive, and that before Social Security most of the elderly were expected to die in poverty.
War is bad. Ron Paul's induction is that military intervention is always bad. The reality is that military intervention is often bad, but often prevents escalation to more global levels of war.
Foreign aid often cripples its recipients. Ron Paul's induction is that foreign aid cripples its recipients by nature. The reality is that foreign aid cripples its recipients when deliberately structured to control a foreign nation.
No Libertarian will ever be President of the USA. Libertarians will never control the Senate or House of Representatives.
Most Americans can't stand the Libertarian concepts.
Libertarians are for the most part white wealthy racists that do not represent the middle class or poor or the people that make America possible.