Libertarian

(redirected from Libertarians)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Libertarians: liberty, liberalism, Libertarian capitalism

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).
References in periodicals archive ?
In terms of format, one might have expected either a single-author work by a scholar who has studied both libertarianism and conservatism, or else a collection of essays by a number of libertarian and conservative contributors.
Miller, who also serves as the vice chair of the state's Libertarian party, said he was told that Texas Libertarians had never before clinched ballot access in a four-way statewide race.
He ran as a Republican and then as a Libertarian during the 2012 election when he received 1.
Throughout his presidential campaign, Senator Paul spent much of his energy backtracking and distancing himself from the strict libertarian positions of his father, former congressman Ron Paul, particularly on foreign policy.
Animal torture has had a bandit-like existence in libertarian theory.
A Reason-Rupe poll from spring 2014 found that while they're libertarian on social issues and immigration, millennials are not great when it comes to economic matters.
Libertarians resent paying taxes, and they hate red tape and overreaching government.
You have probably the greatest database on the libertarian personality.
He notes, for example, that hard libertarians are not insensitive to the importance of consequences.
However, the most serious semantic problem Tomasi faces in addressing libertarians is his use of the term "social justice.
It is equally dubious to suggest that Sweden defended "civil liberties" in a way that libertarians would concede as "excellent.
representative from Texas ran for president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 1988, and before that was a fixture in the broader libertarian movement.