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.
by Shiva, Kali, Tsects, Fulgora March 17, 2013
The commonsense idea that individuals have the right to make their own decisions regarding their own lives as they please, as long as they simply repect the same rights of others; also known as voluntarism. This means that governments exist to protect people from force and violence, and settle disputes; nothing more. For the politically challenged, libertarian means that other people are not your property.
In politics, there is no such thing as left or right, or liberal or conservative; there is only libertarian vs. statist (totalitarian). In America, libertarianism is long overdue.
by thinkoutsidethesystem September 10, 2014
A person who eats liberals.
Gary Johnson is a libertarian, he is in custody for the attempt to consume Newt Gingrich, his favorite lunchtime snack.
by lsjfownmc35 August 21, 2012
Someone who is socially liberal, but fiscally conservative

people like Ron Paul, Jesse Ventura and Gary Johnson, the most reasonable standpoint

Support:
Civil Liberties for all
Privacy
Free Enterprise
Separation of Church and State
Right to information
Limited Government
Non interventionist foreign policy
The Constitution
Gun Rights

Oppose:

Unconstitutional and pointless wars

NDAA
Entangling Alliances
Patriot Act
Big government
Wire-tapping phones/ emails
Internet regulation
Libertarians are conservatives with a bong, or liberals with an understanding of economics
by tomandjerry342514 June 27, 2012
The only people in this country with common sense.

The Libertarian platform is this-
"We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose."
That means that abortion, gay marriage, gun rights, property rights, etc., etc. would not be regulated or prohibited. Robbery, murder, vandalism, arson, etc. would still be punishable by law.
Libertarians are tolerant and sensible.
by JuliaNicole January 19, 2010
Liberals who are gun lovers and hate poor people. They are economicaly conservative and socialy liberal.
"John used to be a liberal, but now he is a NRA nutjob, he's such a libertarian."

by hippie_man_420 April 24, 2007
A libertarian is someone who believes wholeheartedly in the rights and freedoms of all people, so long as those rights and freedoms don't cost the libertarian a dime or inconvenience him in any way.
Get your crippo ass up those stairs yourself, cos my tax dollars ain't paying for no ramp. I'm a libertarian.
by Barry Convex December 22, 2006
Literaly "one who supports freedom"

Common Uses:

1. First recorded use in medieval theological debates to mean someone who believed in human free will.

2. First political usage in 19th century france as a euphemism for anarchist when anarchist publications were banned.

3. Used since the mid 19th century onwards to diferentiate their proposed economic systems from those of classic socialists (ie libertarian communism, libertarian socialism etc). Worldwide this remains the most common use today.

4. Used since the mid-late 20th century to describe an extreme proponent of the free market. This use is almost unheard of outside the united states and canada.
It's real strange how these american radical capitalists use the word libertarian, seeing as how in the rest of the world it is usually followed by the word communist
by slothboy October 14, 2006

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