For most libertarians, their first stumbling block to the philosophy was how those in need will receive assistance. Even those that count themselves as party founders still probably get a little hot flash of anger when someone calls them “heartless” or “selfish.”
Libertarians are usually driven to the philosophy of non-intervention because they’ve witnessed first-hand how a government program, policy, or regulation is negatively affecting their community and they want to make a change.
Matt Zwolinski has written a great article at the Daily Caller entitled, “How libertarianism Helps the Poor.”
When I tell people that I work for the Libertarian Party, I often