Libertarian


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Libertarian

A person who believes government policies should be limited to preventing harm, rather than promoting goodness. Libertarians holds that people have the right to do whatever they wish provided that they do not prevent others from doing whatever they want. For example, a libertarian would oppose slavery (because it violates the rights of the slave) but would also oppose minimum wages (because they violate the employer's right to pay whatever the employee will take).
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I think there's a big schism among libertarians that he's fallen short of expectations," Cisar said of Paul.
But he takes the narrowest view of the government's commerce power; dissented the most forcefully in Kelo; and called for Slaughterhouse to be overruled: libertarian touchstones all.
So I am delighted to find that Brennan emphasizes the centrality of peace to most libertarians' convictions, even going so far as to elaborate sympathetically Bryan Caplan's defense of pacifism, while stressing libertarian opposition to nationalism, making clear that "the United States was never a libertarian country" (p.
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As a member of Congress from 1995 to 2003 (he switched his affiliation to Libertarian in 2006), he authored DOMA, which stipulates that under federal law marriage is a union between a man and a woman and allows states the right to not recognize other states' same-sex marriages.
Libertarian sentiment is strongest in the wide-open Western states, which haven't typically become battlegrounds between the two parties.
While libertarians may not have much visibility in American politics, they do wield influence in policy, according to Hudson (political science, Providence College), who finds libertarian policy proposals to be illusory in a number of ways.
In this essay I shall argue for "plumb-line" or pure libertarianism, and take to task a libertarian author who sees some intrinsic connection between libertarianism and conservatism.
My Christmas wish this year is that people stop typing the word libertarian without first doing a modicum of research on what libertarianism means and how it relates specifically to the issue about which they're writing, or maybe even ask a handful of folks who at least call themselves libertarian.
s Westside and Sherman Oaks, were Republican Steven Mark Sion and Libertarian Colin Goldman.

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