A political philosophy that combines Liberalism and Libertarianism. Liberaltarians are usually left on fiscal issues, such as healthcare and tax policy, and libertarian on issues such as drug and prostitution legalisation. They often do not believe in some social liberal ideas such as affirmative action, smoking bans and hate crimes. They are usually anti war, as both liberalism and libertarianism are, and pro-same sex marriage. Liberaltarians exist in the USA as well as other countries.
Liberaltarianism proves that somebody can believe in personal responsibility and that the government can look after it's citizens. They believe strongly in the philosophy that people should be able to do anything they want as long it doesn't effect anybody who didn't voluntarily participate, and they also believe that the government can and should help it's citizens.
Someone who values their freedom, hates the government interfering in their lives, but also doesn't trust the private sector to always do the right thing. On economic issues, they're a capitalist with reservations. They realize, for example, that quite a few people do need money to pay for healthcare, but on the other side hate the idea of socialized medicine. On most other issues, they believe in the "live and let live" libertarian philosophy. All liberaltarians oppose the idea of America policing the world, and also support the idea of a government that doesn't interfere with the personal lives of its citizens.
Overall, liberaltarians are socially liberal, fiscally moderate noninterventionists. Somewhere between Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich.
Liberal: Conservatives and libertarians ignore the fact that there are still people who can't afford healthcare.
Conservative: Liberals just want to take money out of the economy to meddle in our lives and fund wasteful projects.
Libertarian: And neither of you two know how to balance a budget.
Liberaltarian: I guess that's why I'm not a conservative, libertarian, or liberal. You guys can continue pretending like theres only two or three ideologies and ignore the fact that there's people like me who think that all of those ideologies are flawed in some ways.
1) A person who claims to be a Libertarian, yet cannot seem to find a single thing wrong with ANY massive violation of Constitutional law proposed by a Leftist. 2) A self-described "Libertarian" who continues blaming the Bush administration for all the increasingly-Fascist activities of the current administration. See: Hypocrite.
Chris just used his blog entry for today to pen a twelve-paragraph screed about the evils of "Neocon Fascism", then finished it by praising Obama's attempts to censor his critics. He's SUCH a Liberaltarian!