RE: Welcome to the Libertarian Party!
One thing will turn off a Libertarian faster than anything. That is any hint that you are trying to make us into what you wish the Republican Party was. We are not conservatives. We are not progressives. We are liberals, classically so. We are Libertarians, and it isn't fair to YOU or to US to expect us to be any different, and yes, that means we have our Party eccentrics and they are just as valued a part of us as we hope you will be.
There are certainly areas where we agree with conservatives and progressives. Those areas include any topic where you want the freedom and liberty to do as you please while not harming others. It is the basis for our principles.
Thanks for sharing, Caryn Ann!