(Original post by prog2djent)
Since you have made you're mind up about public services I won't try to convince you otherwise, I used to be on that side of the argument too but its taken me a few years and a few books to get me to where I am.
I, as a TSR user, won't convince you in one post haha.
So I've just enboldened some bits I'll respond to
If you took away taxes, yes, people would still have to spend their money on services, but the point is they are more
voluntary with more
choice then when the state points a gun at you're head for taxes, and says you have to give them you're money. To put it in perspective, imagine if three blokes turned up at you're house, and said they will beat you up and thrown you in a cage if you don't give them you're money to pay for you're future healthcare (even if you didn't want it or need it) AND to pay for old lady doris down the road. You would be outraged, and call the police. Well, that example is essentially what the state and the police do, the state demands money through taxes, to pay for healthcare on you're behalf (depite the fact you may not use it), and to pay for other people, and the actual police force, are the tool they threaten you with if you don't cough up the cash. The only difference is, we have grown up with this model as a societal norm, and the government has the law, which it invented for itself, on its side.
I could go into where you're tax money goes aswell (not what you think), will on request.
In a libt society, you don't have to be forced to cover for people, you have choice of care, and you spend you're money when you need it. Additionally, what it forces you do to is act more responsibly, so that you won't need to spend you're cash at all. And you are spending it on you're behalf, and no-one is forcing you.
And for the second enboldened part, I actually, agree, libertarianism would work better, in my opinion, if we were starting off a society from scratch (or as you say in a different time or context). Which is where the argument arises between (right wing) libertarians such as agorists (market anarchsits), anarcho capitalists and minarchists (minimal state, who favour democracy), the first two are revolutionary, the 3rd is democratic.
In my personal opinion, if a libertarian government was democratically elected right now, it would be a disaster in the short term.