The biggest reason why my political compass is pointed toward Libertarian is war. Not just war, but unjust wars. The 2nd Iraq War happened after 9/11. Instead of going directly after those that attacked the US, they focused their war at Iraq. Once it was an overwhelming vote to go to war with Iraq, there was something wrong with our 2 parties. That was the start.
I didn’t know much about Libertarian principles until I heard about Ron Paul running for President in 2012. After hearing his views, I definitely hooked into hearing more.