From what I learned in Govt class today is that basically Libertarians believe in leaving everyone alone unless theyre hurting someone else?
Am I on track? I need to read some more. But can someone give me some insights into their beliefs and pro and cons. Please.
I put this in War since I think it may get angry. Haha.
wel....that's a piece of it. A small piece.
the main points are summed up below, but are not limited to these points:
libertarianism support strong personal rights to life and liberty, but do not agree on the subject of property. The most commonly known formulation of libertarianism supports free market capitalism by advocating a right to private property, including property in the means of production, minimal government regulation of that property, minimal taxation, and rejection of the welfare state, all within the context of the rule of law. Some pro-property libertarians are anarchists who call for the elimination of the state. Some call the pro-property view propertarian, and some pro-property libertarians believe a "propertarian philosophy" is a weak basis for libertarian morality. A number of countries worldwide have libertarian parties which run candidates for political office.
There are many different forms of Libertarians, as with most parties, they do not all agree on every principal.
This is also not just something you jump into because of a 30 minute talk about it in class. Just sayin'. Do your research, If the party fits your ideals and viewpoints, go for it.
Start reading here:
you also have a PM with a few more links
I really believe that any voice other than the current two parties is valuable, and worthy of consideration.
Viva Libertarians and any other movements that can gain some traction and provide a third
Voice of the People!
i identify most with the libertarian party, however i remain a registered republican just so i can vote libertarian in the iowa caucus.
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