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I Am a Libertarian

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    I try to keep my political beliefs

    as loose as possible, and I might think a lot of the "libertarian" politicians in America are CRAY-ZEE, but libertarianism is a political ideology I think I most associate with, maybe with a liberal slant in certain areas, including environmentalism. But I believe that basically...
    GirlFromChicago GirlFromChicago 18-21, F 2 Responses May 31, 2014

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    All About Freedom

    Honestly, I just don't want someone else being able to tell me what to do at gun point.  Government is supposed to be the only one with the ability to use force in society, and I want them to have as little power to tell me what the hell to do with my life as possible. ...
    newtexasfun newtexasfun 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 2007

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    'In a purely libertarian society,

    the young child is not as bereft as might at first appear. For in such a society, every parent would have the right to sell their guardianship rights to others. In short, there would be a free market in babies and other children.' - Murray Rothbard gives his approval for human...
    Chirieleison Chirieleison 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2015

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    Please don't bother me

    unless it is needed. If it is not needed then don't do it please.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 3, 2015

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    Freedom As the Founding Fathers Intended!!

    Forget the IRS, and income tax. Forget sticking our nose in every country's business. Forget BIG GOVERNMENT. Say yes to States' rights... Say goodbye to welfare, and the loop of never-ending dependency on government assistance... Let everyone's freedom extend to the point where...
    Cunninglinguist Cunninglinguist 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2007

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    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    I believe in private property,

    free markets and individual rights. As John Stuart Mill said "That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient...
    thrilloftherisk thrilloftherisk 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    How I Became A Libertarian

    Since I was young, a world of politics has always been around me, and it wasn't until early this year when I finally decided to join the Libertarian Party. I'm a huge supporter of liberty, and a huge researcher of the historical documents that helped make this country grow. Sadly...
    Fri1991 Fri1991 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    Both The Democratic And Republican Party Are Involved With Big Business

    The old myth goes that the Republicans want to stay out of big business, and the Democrats want to regulate and control big business. The second is true, but the first is complete bull. The Republicans have done so much to help big business out its not even funny. What happens...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Oct 24, 2012

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    Okay so I am a Liberal-Conservative?

    Or is it a Conservative-Liberal!?!? Anyway, with our mid term elections, our highly liberal state is now Red! House, Senate and we retained our Governor. But I suppose it will be business as usual......
    Hikingguy Hikingguy 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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    I supported Ron Paul in 2008.

    .. When I was in fifth grade. I loved John Stossel's specials on 20/20 when I was a kid. I knew I agreed with these people, but I didn't learn what libertarianism actually was until I entered high school. I'm a junior now, and there's nothing I'm more sure of than my...
    hoohahoohaha hoohahoohaha 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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    This by far the dumbest philosophy I've ever

    come across. The wishful thinking of libertarians is on par with christians and Muslims who think they'll go to a magical place in the sky after they die. There is no such thing as a 'voluntary' society and there never will be. Not everything in life is a choice: you don't get...
    Chirieleison Chirieleison 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 19, 2015

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    We Should Be Looking At Harassment In The Context Of Personal Rights Rather Than Restrictions

    We have the whole protected groups thing. However if you look at it, this is a very problematic way of handling harassment. What happens is the only groups that get any protection are those labeled as protected. And then protected groups get special rights at the expense of...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Nov 14, 2012

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    Wake The EFF Up America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reading all the events that are going on in the white house these days is really really scary. This should scare you too. Whether you are liberal or conservative, the power that the white house is flexing right now is too much. 1. We have the whole Bengazi incident. Awful awful...
    Hikingguy Hikingguy 46-50, M 4 Responses May 14, 2013

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    What is the difference between liberal

    and libertarian??? And what is each??? I'm confused on what each is.
    grey98 grey98 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Too liberal for conservatives,

    too conservative for liberals.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 28, 2014

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    The Local And Federal Governments Need To Know Their Place

    The only job of the Federal Government is to enforce the constitution, which therefore means its their job to defend our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The only job of the state, county and township government is to deal with the social programs, money...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Oct 17, 2012

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    I like being a Libertarian.

    While I do admit, I have my AnCap impulses at times, generally I still have that little part inside of me that says "We still need a government." It doesn't need to do much. Upholding the Constituion, and that's it. The rest can be left to the free market and the people to deal...
    jeff001 jeff001 18-21, M Jul 16, 2014

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    I am a libertarian paternalist.

    I believe freedom of choice is more important than dogmatic lassie faire and that a handful of social programs won't lead us to the soviet gulags, as long as the government doesn't monopolize the functions of society that the markets could also serve.
    ThomasSpencer ThomasSpencer 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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    I'm not exactly a libertarian

    but I do love the idea, the truth is that I am more of a socialist but I do agree about personal freedoms. It's just that I refuse to have faith in the free market which I personally believe to be more corrupt than democratic governments in a lot of cases. This isn't me...
    Britman96 Britman96 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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    I respect all parties

    and POVs. Libertarianism is the one for me, however, because it believes in taking on less but doing it more efficiently. I also don't fancy the Republican belief that social issues should be regulated or the Democratic idea that economic issues should be regulated. If the...
    PersianPeasant PersianPeasant 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2014

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    I Am A Proud Reagan Republican Libertarian

    In 1992, I went to Russia. I saw firsthand what a government with total control can do...nothing. A socialist dream left everyone poor and without basic staples. Government cannot, by its very nature, do anything efficiently and effectively. The Soviet Union and Cuba proved...
    Stevenomurph Stevenomurph 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    I wish this group were more active!

    Libertarians believe so many different things, but if I had to pick out a few shared ideas among them all, it would be the smallest government possible with the maximum freedom possible, and the importance of the individual. The ways of going about getting that can differ...
    Ravenwind43 Ravenwind43 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2015

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    Plz Help...i Am Not Happy To My Husband Nd Her Family With My Family Plz..i Need A Freedam

    Namesta Madam:- Mara name sonal hai or mai 17 saal ki hu..or bahut garib pariwaar sa hu.mai aaj jo batana ja rahi hu,,uska baad sayad aapko harani hogi ki ya sab kaisa ho sakta hai…. Mara naam sonal Rao hai..hai mai rajasthan ka Udaipur sahar sa hu..mai bachpan sa apna family...
    SONALJAINRK1985 SONALJAINRK1985 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    I Guess You Can Count Me In, Too?

    I used to never be much into politics and certainly was never very patriotic....until 911.  After I watched that crap happen, I couldn't stop watching the news.  I'd come home from work, hurry & change my clothes then plant myself on the couch where I couldn't peel...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 8, 2006

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    I believe in being a fiscal conservative

    and social liberal. Many people believe that Libertarians are Tea Party members, however we are not.
    ilovethongs23 ilovethongs23 41-45 3 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Yes

    I love small government and very little government interference in what a man does to himself. Drug laws are stupid. The income tax and social security are ******. It all needs to stop.
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 24, 2011

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    There is a more moderate version of this

    group EP Link For people who believe there should be restrictions on government power, but aren't against everything the government does.
    ThomasSpencer ThomasSpencer 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2015

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    For me, the only way to handle the US is to

    refer to and abide by the Constitution. For those who think it's an outdated document cooked up by a bunch of stuffy old white men, you should remember that that is not the case (except yes, they were white men). It was called the Revolutionary War for a reason! I personally...
    dianashayne789 dianashayne789 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    The Scoop

    Recently I've heard a lot of people talking about the Libertarian party as if we were right wing extremists.  One person said "Republicans on steroids."  Well I thought I would put up some good old cut and paste just in case someone becomes so desperately bored that they would...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    I am a libertarian because it is

    as close to an anarchist one can get while still believing in government. I firmly believe people can very easily be good or bad depending on the situation and having to much power usually leads to the latter. So we must make sure that being in the government is a service not a...
    jaredtucker jaredtucker 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    M 2 But For Different Reasons

    I am a liberterian but for different reasons, I consider myself right winged. The left has brought us the Kelo decision and gun control/ The war in Iraq is part of a larger campaign on terrorism. All of the terrrosts must die for this to work. Liberterianism is not a suicide pact...
    whiteguyasiangirl whiteguyasiangirl 31-35, F Jul 27, 2006

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    As a libertarian I am going state my views on

    child **** and i doubt many libertarian's would agree, but I believe any true Libertarian should. Here the simple and shocking statement, CHILD **** SHOULD BE LEGAL TO WATCH. I know, in this day and age I shouldn't say that. Been after hearing stores of the subway perv, it hit...
    iSceneGirl iSceneGirl 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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    I wasn’t born a Libertarian.

    I was actually born and raised a liberal Democrat in Minnesota. My Father was a union steward. I was even nominated to United States Air Force Academy by that liberal superstar Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. After two years at the Academy, I decided against a career in the...
    TexasLibertarian TexasLibertarian 70+, M Dec 12, 2013

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    Liberty

    I've been a libertarian since the realization at age 18 that the word "society" is a particularly pernicious figure of speech that allows those in power to get away with much more than they ever could've hoped on their own moral authority.  However, I am allied...
    saintjimmy saintjimmy 26-30, M May 28, 2006

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    So, we support the free market economy

    and personal freedoms, like we're taking the good parts from Republicans and Democrats and getting rid of the bad parts. But what I was wondering is if there's a party that is against personal freedoms and is for a government owned economy (taking the bad parts from both parties...
    mattinsula mattinsula 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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