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7 Frequently Asked Questions About Libertarians

"Why don't libertarians move to Somalia?"

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By: Julie Borowski (@JulieBorowski)


Simply put, libertarians want the government out of everyone's personal and economic matters. / Via

Conservatives want the government in people's personal lives, to a certain extent. Liberals want the government in people's economic decisions, to a certain extent.


Some are. Some aren't. / Via

Some want the government to only have the powers listed in the Constitution. Some "minarchist" libertarians believe the only legitimate government is police, courts, military, and maybe a couple of other things.


Some are. Some aren't.

Libertarianism is a philosophy. Some libertarians are part of the Libertarian Party for obvious reasons. Some libertarians are part of the Republican Party because they feel that it is the best chance to get libertarians elected. Some are probably even Democrats.


Nearly all of us support the legalization of marijuana. Because it's the right thing to do. / Via

People own their bodies and the government shouldn't punish people for what they put into it. The War on Drugs is too expensive, counterproductive, violates individual liberty, and tears apart families.


The free market can handle it. / Via

Some roads are already built without the government middleman. There are many options on who would pay for the roads: drivers that use the road through tolls or fees, home owner associations, businesses, shipping companies, etc.

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