One of four, and only four, possible political philosophies. The Libertarian believes in both personal and economic freedom.
The liberal, or left-winger, believes in personal freedom.
The conservative, or right-winger, believes in economic freedom.
The interventionist, or tyrant, believes in neither.
Virtually all political figures, and most of the electorate, are currently interventionist. Things will continue to deteriorate as long as this condition exists.
In most cases, there is no significant difference in candidates. The partisan antics involved in recent elections are therefore absurd. They both are on the same side, so to speak.
His libertarian leanings have put him at odds with his statehouse colleagues.
A person who believes there should be no government at all because they don't want to pay taxes
. In order to support this view libertarians insist the government is completely corrupt and incapable while they use demonizing tactics against those who use or who are likely to use government programs intended to combat starvation and poverty, usually the poor and disabled
. However, it's impossible to find a libertarian who will refuse government aid when they themselves become poor or disabled. This is because libertarians understand they are due reparations
for the theft of their tax dollars, as is spelled out in the sacred governmental domination instruction manual known as the Constitution
I'm a libertarian because I want the Constitution inside me.
Alice: So you're voting for the asshole?
Bob: Yes! This country needs a vapid asshole who's true to the ideals of libertarianism!
libertarians believe in economic freedom. economic freedom may have been a good idea back in the 1700's, but today it's naive to think big corporations are better left unrestricted.
In North America, the term libertarian means what everywhere else is called a Classical Liberal. This is a person who essentially pushes for the rights of big business at any cost. The Libertarian party was, not surprisingly, started by the billionaire Koch brothers. Two key unspoken tenets of North American libertarianism: companies should never be regulated because the Little Guy must fend for himself, and companies should be free to pollute at will. This is a true and accurate description of North American libertarians attitudes although they always try to appear virtuous and intellectual. They are neither. In their effort to appear intelligent, libertarians is argue that in a free market (which has never existed) everything is fair. Not so. In any country that doesn't protect the little guy, big companies can pummel them into submission, particularly in the courts but also when the little guy is a shareholder or employee or a voter. Corporations power lets them get away with almost anything. Even economist Adam Smith would have rejected corporatism, because he believed companies should always be small.
billionaire Koch brothers
(Noun) An Individual who supports liberty.
• Personal freedom
• Economic freedom
• Non-interventionist foreign policy
• Robust national defense
• Tolerance of others’ personal choices
• Respect of others’ property rights
• Civil liberties and privacy
• Individual right to keep and bear arms
• Separation of church and state
• Giving generously to help those in need (e.g. private charities)
• Ending corporate welfare
• Advancement based on individual liberty
• The non-aggression principle
"Balance the federal budget now, not 15 years from now, not 20 years from now, but now. And throw out the entire federal tax system, replace it with a fair tax, a consumption tax, that by all measurements is just that. It's fair." - Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election
1)In America, this term is used to describe the economic policy known as liberalism in Europe and Latin America.
2)Also an anti-authoritarian ideology, usually associated with Anarchism.
1)Libertarians believe in free-market capitalism and property rights are a central tennet of their philosophy.
2)To avoid being confused with terrorists, anarchists sometimes call themselves libertarians.
Closet racist with a penchant for living in his/her mother's basement and espousing ideals on freedom while summarily shitting on the right of anyone who isn't white or at least middle class.
I knew he was a libertarian because he kept using quote fingers while discussing "world bankers" who "control our media."