It is the philosophy that a person has the absolute rights to theirown person. That they are free to do what they wish as long as itdoes not harm another person. A libertarian… advocates "liberty"(freedom from restrictions), especially with regard to conduct. Modern libertarianism conflicts with socialized government becausein trying to provide for the whole of society, government impingeson the prerogatives of individuals. (MORE)
It is unclear where or how the term 'civil libertarian' actually came about. The term is mostly used by people who are attempting to describe other peoples politics of which t…hey do not understand. Google Wikipedia's article on civil libertarian as an example of the confusion that comes from this word. The description of civil libertarianism describes people from both the left and the right. The biggest problem with the word is that civil rights are not natural rights. To be civil is to be a part of the state, but one need not the state in order to have natural rights, but one can not have civil rights with out the state. Who ever these 'civil libertarians' are they are not Libertarians, or members of the patriot community, or free thinking individuals. The belief that mans rights preexist a government is not a 'civil libertarian' ideology it is the ideology of freedom. It seems to me that these so called civil libertarians spend more time asking the government for liberties then they do just being free. I've heard it said that if only the leaders would lead, the people would surely follow. I'm inclined to believe that if you have no leaders all that's left is to follow your heart. I'm fairly certain that's legal. I don't need a plethora of civil libertarians playing politics with a government hell bent on reigning in the rights of the people, in order to be free. We would all be better off if we would mind our business then there would be far less confusion on what a civil libertarian is. (MORE)
To put it simply, Libertarians believe that you have the right to live your life as you wish, without the government interfering -- as long as you don't violate the rights of …others. .
Politically, this means Libertarians favor rolling back the size and cost of government, and eliminating laws that stifle the economy and control people's personal choices. .
Unlike liberals or conservatives, Libertarians advocate a high degree of both personal and economic liberty. In a sense, Libertarians "borrow" from both sides to come up with a logical and consistent whole -- but without the exceptions and broken promises of Republican and Democratic politicians. For example, Libertarians agree with conservatives about freedom in economic matters; in favor of lowering taxes, slashing bureaucratic regulation of business, and charitable -- rather than government -- welfare. But Libertarians also agree with liberals on personal tolerance; in favor of people's right to choose their own personal habits and lifestyles. .
Should I join the Libertarian Party? Ask yourself: Is government too big or too small? Are taxes too high or too low? Does the government regulate my business too much or too little? Does the government control my personal life too much or not enough? If you agree, like most Americans, that government is too large, too expensive, and meddles too much, the Libertarian Party is for you! (MORE)
Libertarians believe in SELF-government, and in personal freedom. Governments in general are a necessary evil, to be tolerated and strictly limited. Personal freedom should to… be maximized. In general, a Libertarian will generally disagree with the statement "There ought to be a law...." Most laws are BAD laws, even the necessary ones. Libertarians believe in personal responsibility for their own actions. (MORE)
Libertarians are for ultimate personal freedom with the least amount of government control. Therefore a libertarian government would not interfere in someones choice in having… an abortion unless the embryo was deemed capable of living outside the womb and therefore would be considered as being a living being. (MORE)
Basically, it's the combination of being fiscally conservative and socially liberal (keeping government out of things as much as possible). However, it isn't anarchy. Libertar…ians believe government should intrude if things affect people's lives in a negative way. (MORE)
They stand for lower taxes, less government regulations, pro-life stances, legalizing drugs for consenting adults, right to guns, freedom of marriage, and the least amount of …government interaction possible. (MORE)