Why are libertarians more likely to vote Republican than Democrat? Because economic freedom grants social freedom, not visa versa. It's easier to repeal crappy Republican legislation (restricting social freedom) than it is to repeal crappy Democrat legislation (restricting economic freedom). Policing sex lives is idiotic and if that were to actually become a federal law, it wouldn't last long. Socialism, on the other hand, is much more difficult to remove. When candidates even whisper of changes to programs like Social Insecurity, they're crucified, labeled as greedy, uncaring bastards.