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  The Institute for Humane Studies
Libertarianism is the view that each person has the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others.
In the libertarian view, all human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.
Libertarianism is a vision of how people should be able to live their lives-as individuals, striving to realize the best they have within them; together, cooperating for the common good without compulsion.
www.libertarian.org   (561 words)

  
  Libertarianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Libertarianism is a political philosophy advocating that individuals should be free to do whatever they wish with their person or property, as long as they do not infringe on the same liberty of others.
Libertarians strongly oppose infringement of civil liberties such as restrictions on free expression (e.g., speech, press, or religious practice), prohibitions on voluntary association, or encroachments on persons or property except as a result of due process to establish or punish criminal behavior.
Libertarian perspectives on animal rights: A small number of libertarians grant basic rights to animals (they count as individuals and therefore have the right not to be subjected to coercion), while others see animals as property, and think their owners are free to treat them as they wish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Libertarian   (7926 words)

  
 Libertarian Party of Canada - What is Libertarianism?
Libertarianism challenges the basic premise behind this trend - this view that what the state perceives as "the common good" should be forced on the individual - and it challenges the idea on two fronts.
Libertarians do not look at government as a sacrosanct body that cannot be questioned, but simply as the agency which has a monopoly on the legal use of force.
Libertarians believe the reason this has happened is not because ideals always conflict with practical reality, but because the ideal of socialism (as enforced by the state) is an ugly one, not suited to Free men.
www.libertarian.ca /english/enhay.htm   (1006 words)

  
 Badnarik for Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Libertarians have had a Presidential candidate on the ballot since 1972, and the Badnarik campaign marks a continuation of that progress, with 49 ballots (not on New Hampshire or Oklahoma).
Libertarians have had a Presidential candidate on the ballot since 1972, and the 2004 Badnarik campaign marked a continuation of that progress, having been on the ballot in 48 states and the District of Columbia (but not New Hampshire or Oklahoma).
Likewise, Libertarians are opposed to "conservative" attempts to use the government to regulate people's morality, by imposing laws that restrict their behavior on the Sabbath, or at the pharmacy, or in the bedroom.
www.badnarik.org /libertarian.php   (1615 words)

  
 Official Website of the Libertarian National Committee
2007 Election Results - In an exciting conclusion to the 2007 off-year election, Libertarian Party candidates won an impressive 17 percent of all known races in the United States that included the Libertarian Party.
LP candidates win 17% of their races - "Last night's election once again proved that the Libertarian Party offers a viable third option that many Americans take advantage of when selecting the leaders of their government," says Libertarian Party Executive Director Shane Cory.
Libertarian National Committee, Inc. - 2007 - Privacy Policy
www.lp.org   (324 words)

  
 The Libertarianism FAQ
Many libertarians are personally opposed to abortion, but reject governmental meddling in a decision that should be private between a woman and her physician.
Libertarians believe that every human being is entitled to equality before the law and fair treatment as an individual responsible for his or her own actions.
Libertarians assert that "gun control" is a propagandist's lie for "people control", and even if it worked for reducing crime and violence (which it does not; when it's a crime to own guns, only criminals own them) it would be a fatally bad bargain.
www.catb.org /~esr/faqs/libertarianism.html   (2691 words)

  
 Libertarian Socialism
Libertarian Socialism recognizes that the concept of "property" (specifically, the means of production, factories, land used for profit, rented space) is theft and that in a truly libertarian society, the individual would be free of exploitation caused by the concentration of all means of wealth-making into the hands of an elite minority of capitalists.
Libertarian socialists understand that it is the workers who create and maintain everything in the world, and they do not need leaders to direct them in the affairs of their lives.
Libertarian socialists are against all forms of coercion, state and capitalist, and do not seek to regulate human behaviors by way of the state, including such issues as possession of firearms, drugs, sexual conduct between consenting individuals, and related issues.
flag.blackened.net /liberty/libsoc.html   (2743 words)

  
 Libertarian FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Libertarian positions on the issues are not "left" or "right" or a combination of the two.
Libertarians believe that, on every issue, you have the right to decide for yourself what's best for you and to act on that belief so long as you respect the right of other people to do the same and deal with them peacefully and honestly.
In a libertarian society, no one would be immune from the consequences of their actions -- especially not a government charged with protecting us." "Libertarians believe that people and governments should right their wrongs by restoring, as much as possible, what they've damaged.
www.faqs.org /faqs/libertarian/faq   (3026 words)

  
 More on the LP
But in general, libertarians combine the strong defense of individual civil liberties, due process, social tolerance (religous, lifestyle choices, etc.), open immigration, and nonconformity espoused by modern day "liberals" with an equally strong defense of free markets, private property, free trade, radically reduced government and international noninterventionism often espoused by conservatives.
Libertarians believe that people interacting cooperatively through persuasion, mutual respect, tolerance and free trade are the best architects of their society, and that government should only be used for those times when absolutely necessary, to defend against the aggression of those unwilling to leave peacefully with their neighbors.
The history of Libertarian Party milestones includes such things as the year the party became the first to garner an Electoral College vote for a female candidate for US Vice President, years before Geraldine Ferraro.
www.mit.edu:8001 /activities/libertarians/learnmore.html   (1208 words)

  
 Libertarianism Makes You Stupid
One of the little tricks Libertarians use in debate is to confuse the ordinary sense of these words with the meaning as "terms of art" in Libertarian axioms.
In part why Libertarian is a disease of techno-geeks is that you have to be fairly intelligent to find that sort of long axiomatic proof at all convincing.
Libertarian logic is an axiomatic system that bears very little resemblance to standard deductive thought - which is in part why it's so debilitating to people.
sethf.com /essays/major/libstupid.php   (3696 words)

  
 Cato Unbound » Blog Archive » The Case for the Libertarian Democrat
It is the case for the libertarian Democrat that has created much discussion and not a small amount of controversy when I first introduced the notion in what was, in reality, a throwaway blog post on Daily Kos on a slow news day in early June 2006.
It generated the predictable criticism from libertarian circles (Reason and several Cato scholars piled on) as well as from conservatives who perhaps recognized their own slipping grasp of libertarian principles but were unwilling to cede any ground to a liberal.
The modern libertarian (and conservative) view has been that government is an evil, perhaps necessary, but still a grave threat to personal liberties requiring the utmost vigilance against its instincts for perpetual expansion.
www.cato-unbound.org /2006/10/02/markos-moulitsas/the-case-for-the-libertarian-democrat   (7009 words)

  
 Differences Betwen Political Philosophies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For example, conservatives have a tendency to be libertarian on economic issues, and liberals have a tendency to be libertarian on issues of personal liberty.
Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Harry Browne put it this way: "I don't agree with the idea that a libertarian is someone who is fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
It is a mistake to define libertarians in terms of conservatives or liberals.
www.libertarianism.com /differences.htm   (432 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: libertarian
A libertarian is someone who believes that you should have the freedom to do whatever you choose, other than to hurt or take away that freedom from someone else.
I vote Libertarian because the biggest wasted vote is for another evil Republican or Democrat.
Under a Libertarian governement, none of the above would be regulated nor prohibited, and the companies that would provide those services would be privatized, so that people could enjoy the best services at the lowest prices because companies would want to supply it, since the government wouldn't be funding or supporting them.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=libertarian   (643 words)

  
 Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of World War by Anthony Gregory
Libertarian Splits in the War on Terrorism" why we can't expect to ever have a free society as long as we have a perpetual War on Terrorism.
When some libertarians went beyond supporting the Afghanistan War to advocating war on Iraq, it became clear that liberventionism was not going away and was not only an understandable, if disappointing, visceral reaction in the immediate wake of 9/11.
Libertarianism in the Age of Empire," activist and writer Thomas Knapp chimed in, with "
www.lewrockwell.com /gregory/gregory57.html   (2271 words)

  
 Politics1 - Guide to the 2004 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate
Libertarian nominee for State Representative, 2000 (2nd place - 15,200 votes - 17%) and 2002 (3rd place - 1,100 votes - 2%).
Campagna explains his views as follows: "In education, law and life, the 'existential' and 'libertarian' approaches are most consistent with the human condition.
Badnarik is one of the hardcore libertarians in the LP who dislikes nearly any and all government intrusions into people's lives.
www.politics1.com /libt04.htm   (689 words)

  
 Critiques Of Libertarianism: A Non-Libertarian FAQ.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Libertarians are a small group whose beliefs are unknown to and not accepted by the vast majority.
Libertarians like to restrict the argument to their notions of economics, justice, history, and rights and their misrepresentations of government and contracts.
Libertarians would love to lay slavery at the feet of government precisely because slavery is a sin of capitalism.
world.std.com /~mhuben/faq.html   (11418 words)

  
 LP News Mar94 - From the Chair: Building credibility
They continued to insist that LaRouche was a "libertarian" even if he wasn't connected with the LP.
The more credible the Libertarian Party becomes, the more the media and the public know who we are and what we really stand for, the easier it will be for people in the media to realize that Lyndon LaRouche couldn't possibly be associated with the Libertarian Party.
Libertarian candidates are volunteering their time, energy, and enthusiasm to advance the cause of liberty.
www.lp.org /lpn/9403-chair.html   (816 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: libertarian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Libertarian Stickers, Shirts, More Libertarian and John Galt bumper stickers, T-shirts, coffee mugs, more.
Catholic works, but switch for libertarian, small "l", and things work just as splendidly, probably even better.
technorati.com /tag/libertarian   (507 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: Politics: Liberalism: Libertarianism: News and Media   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Colorado Freedom Report - A libertarian journal of politics and culture in the Colorado region.
Libertarian Today - A gathering place for libertarian-minded people to read articles germane to the libertarian movement and contribute their own opinions about its direction.
Libertarian TV - Devoted to creating, storing, and providing archives of videos and audios in MPEG format, including cable access shows, interviews, commercials, talk shows, and other libertarian multimedia productions.
dmoz.org /Society/Politics/Liberalism/Libertarianism/News_and_Media   (441 words)

  
 Libertarian Democrats? | Samizdata.net
I'm a leftie, not a libertarian as such, but I certainly toy with the idea of a green-libertarian alliance, not because there is such great agreement between the two, but because what agreement there is could be a powerful platform.
'Libertarian' is not a synonym for 'a bit less statist' than the alternative, it is a term applied to people who are strongly opposed to the idea that state is the axis around which society must be forced to revolve.
The libertarian argument that the state only has the right to make war and enforce laws, but not redistribute wealth, runs into this brick wall, at least in the US, because war is about redistributing wealth to contractors, and opening markets.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/2006/06/libertarian_dem.html   (14320 words)

  
 The Institute for Humane Studies - What is 'Libertarian'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The libertarian, or "classical liberal," perspective is that individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary."
IHS seminars are a great place for students to explore these questions.
Meanwhile, we provide below some background on the libertarian paradigm.
www.theihs.org /subcategory.php/44.html   (600 words)

  
 Deltoid » The Libertarian Purity Test   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It said that I was a “soft-core libertarian”, which I don’t think is right, but it’s still fun as long as you don’t take the results too seriously.
The graph to the right shows that the higher your Left/Right score is, the higher your libertarian score is. The last graph plots the actual Libertarian purity test scores on the political compass.
So I would actually improve the quiz to tell the pure from the “impure” libertarians on the basis of how strongly they agree with these concerns and reject half-measures in favor of full ones.
timlambert.org /2004/03/libertarianpurity   (1217 words)

  
 Trey Parker - Libertarian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From his, yes, libertarian perspective, Parker (along with creative partner Matt Stone) has been able to infuriate both right-wingers and left-wingers with barbed political satire.
Following the success of South Park, Parker and Stone took their libertarian sensibility to the movies.
When asked to describe his politics, Parker said he was "a registered Libertarian." (Stone was less sure about his politics.
www.theadvocates.org /celebrities/trey-parker.html   (708 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - Barr, Republican Who Pushed for Clinton's Impeachment, Joins Libertarian Party - Politics | Republican ...
WASHINGTON — A former congressman who helped spark President Bill Clinton's impeachment has quit the Republican Party to become a member of the smaller Libertarian Party, saying he is disillusioned with the Republicans on issues such as spending and privacy.
Third parties such as the Libertarians — whose main objective is scaling back the size of the government — do not hold major offices at a national level.
In his new role as the Libertarian Party's regional representative for the South, he will help promote the party's message and recruit candidates, he said.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,236921,00.html   (580 words)

  
 Ontario Libertarian Party Official Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Libertarian Platform for the 1995 Ontario Provincial Election
As a courtesy to the visitors to our site, we provide hypertext links to other libertarian organizations and various discusion forums.
If you like what you see in these pages, please get involved, speak up, do something, contact the Ontario Libertarian Party.
www.libertarian.on.ca /index.htm   (95 words)

  
 Libertarian
The homepage of Sampo Syreeni, one of a small group of Finnish libertarians.
Preaching Libertarianism and pointing out the evils of socialists, liberals, and leftists with a mild humorous tilt.
We are a gathering of people on the planet who believe that there are alternatives to war.
n.webring.com /hub?ring=libertarian   (606 words)

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