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
If used in a non-political sense, "libertarian" simply makes no sense at all.
Me: I'd like a large popcorn with a libertarian amount of butter, please.

Cashier: wtf?
by longtimecaller July 05, 2010
(Noun) An Individual who supports liberty.

Libertarians advocate:

• 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
by Dancing with Fire March 18, 2013
Someone who takes care of a library and helps people find books.
Dude 1:The new school libertarian is awesome!
Dude 2: Uhh... don't you mean librarian?
Dude 1: Oh, yeah of course.
by Vocallyconfused June 21, 2010
Traditionally used to differentiate coercive Statist forms (authoritarian) of socialism from cooperative anarchist forms (libertarian). Adopted by the right-wing in the early 1900s to describe an extremist capitalist philosophy, who now try claim to have exclusive use of the term and ignore its roots.
While the real libertarians try to destroy all forms of domination, control and power, the other libertarians are plotting how to get it.
by Agent Zero September 28, 2003
Libertarians support maximum liberty in both personal and economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence.
Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties.
by Dancing with Fire January 04, 2013
SOmeone who believes in maximum individual rights, and minimizing the role of the state.
Libertarians want more freedom!
by Elliott G. June 06, 2005
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
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