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Libertarian FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about libertarianism, libertarian party and non-libertarian views.

This FAQ about libertarianism, libertarian party and non-libertarian views was compiled and written by Joe Dehn jwd3@dehnbase.fidonet.org, Robert Bickford rab.AT.daft.com, Mike Huben mhuben@world.std.com and Advocates for Self-Government http://www.self-gov.org/ with numerous contributions by others.

-01 What is a Libertarian?
To put it simply, Libertarians believe that you have the right to ...
-02 Libertarian Party: Are Libertarians liberal or conservative?
Libertarians are neither. Unlike liberals or conservatives,...
-03 How big is the Libertarian Party?
By almost every measure, the Libertarian Party is the third ...
-04 Libertarian Party: Do Libertarians win many elections?
More and more all the time. Right now, there are over 300 ...
-05 Libertarian Party: What is the party membership fee for?
Your annual membership payment -- which gets you a subscription to ...
-06 Libertarian Party: Why do you ask me to sign a membership statement?
Libertarians are working to reduce the role of government in society....
-07 What kind of people join the Libertarian Party?
People like you. People who used to be Republicans, Democrats, ...
-08 Why don't I hear more about the Libertarian Party?
The media have been slow to realize that the Republicans ...
-09 Are Libertarians having an impact on American politics?
Libertarians all around the nation have been actively ...
-10 Should I join the Libertarian Party?
Ask yourself: Is government too big or too small? Are taxes too ...
-11 Major Libertarian Organizations
Advocates for Self-...
-12 Libertarian Organizations: Abortion
Note: the Libertarian Party has often used the slogan We'...
-13 Libertarian Organizations: Affinity Groups
Association of Libertarian ...
-14 Libertarian Organizations: Book, Tape, and Video Stores
American Liberty ...
-15 Libertarian Organizations: Children and Families
California Homeschool ...
-16 Libertarian Organizations: College Organizations
I've given up on trying to maintain this section -- I just don't ...
-17 Libertarian Organizations: Communities
Abapa
-18 Libertarian Organizations: Drug Policy
Note: an extensive list of Drug Policy organizations can be found ...
-19 Libertarian Organizations: Employment
Employment Policies ...
-20 Libertarian Organizations: Environment
Foundation for Research on Economics and the ...
-21 Libertarian Organizations: Feminism
Association of Libertarian ...
-22 Libertarian Organizations: Free Market
Adam Smith Institute (USA)...
-23 Libertarian Organizations: Free Speech
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)...
-24 Libertarian Organizations: Gun Policy
Gun Owners of ...
-25 Libertarian Organizations: Health Policy
National Health ...
-26 Libertarian Organizations: Legal
Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy ...
-27 Libertarian Organizations: Miscellaneous
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and ...
-28 Libertarian Organizations: Objectivism
Ayn Rand ...
-29 Libertarian Organizations: Political
Central Massachusetts Liberty ...
-30 Libertarian Organizations: Publications
Access To ...
-31 Libertarian Organizations: Taxes
All-County Taxpayers ...
-32 Libertarian Organizations: Term Limits
Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out (T.H.R.O.)...
-33 Libertarian Organizations: Think Tanks
American Enterprise ...
-34 Non-Libertarian FAQ: Introduction
Many USENET readers encounter libertarianism for the first time on USENET....
-35 Non-Libertarian FAQ: About
The purpose of this FAQ is not to attack libertarianism, but some of ...
-36 Non-Libertarian FAQ: What Is Libertarianism?
It's hard to clearly define libertarianism. It's a desert topping! No,...
-37 Non-Libertarian FAQ: Strategies For Argument
Many libertarian arguments are like fundamentalist arguments: they ...
-38 Libertarian Evangelistic Arguments - Part 1
Evangelists (those trying to persuade others to adopt their beliefs)...
-39 Libertarian Evangelistic Arguments - Part 2
5. Taxation is theft....
-40 Libertarian Evangelistic Arguments - Part 3
12. Isn't that love it or leave it?...
-41 Libertarian Evangelistic Arguments - Part 4
21. We lived in a fairly libertarian society in the US 150 years ago....
-42 Libertarian Evangelistic Arguments - Part 5
30. Dred Scott and the Fugitive Slave Laws were examples of ...
-43 Quotations Popular With Libertarian Evangelists p1
The purpose of bumper sticker phrases is not to enlighten: it is ...
-44 Quotations Popular With Libertarian Evangelists p2
Alexander Fraser ...
-45 Quotations Popular With Libertarian Evangelists p3
-46 Non-Libertarian FAQ: Libertarian Philosophy
Libertarianism does have a lot of philosophical literature which is ...
-47 Non-Libertarian FAQ: Critical References
I am seeking references to critiques and analyses of libertarianism or ...
-48 Non-Libertarian FAQ: Bibliography
* Bergland, David Libertarianism in One ...
-49 Non-Libertarian FAQ: Credits
Thanks to many people who have contributed directly or indirectly to ...
-50 What is libertarianism?
Libertarians want a win-win world of peace and plenty. And we ...
-51 Are libertarians liberal or conservative?
You have a better choice than just left or right. The libertarian ...
-52 How do libertarians approach the issues?
Libertarians use a caring, people centered approach to politics....
-53 What is the libertarian position on the military draft?
History shows that free people can be counted on to defend their ...
-54 Libertarian FAQ: Should the government regulate radio, TV, or the press?
America's free press is envied by freedom-starved people everywhere....
-55 Why do libertarians want to repeal regulations on sex by consenting adults?
Nothing is more personal than the way people chose to shape ...
-56 Does libertarian support of personal liberty extend to drug use?
Alcohol prohibition tore America apart once. Now it is the war ...
-57 Do libertarians support gun ownership as a personal liberty?
Libertarians,, like other Americans, want to be able to walk ...
-58 How do libertarians want to handle immigration?
People have the right to travel anywhere, and to take any job ...
-59 What position do libertarians have on subsidies for farm and business?
All business people, including farmers, should be able to offer ...
-60 Libertarian FAQ: Are people better off with free trade than with tariffs?
Free trade provides consumers with better goods at lower prices. ...
-61 What position do libertarians take on minimum wage laws?
Skilled, experienced workers make high wages because employers ...
-62 Libertarian FAQ: What about the poor?
I want to break the chains of poverty and help the disabled. ...
-63 Libertarian FAQ: Don't we need affirmative action to keep bigoted employers from refusing tohire minorities and women?
Libertarians want to see people of all types working in the ...
-64 How do libertarians feel about taxes?
Americans already obtain a host of services from private providers....
-65 Libertarian FAQ: Aren't you going too far?
I want you to be able to govern yourself. The libertarian way lets ...
-66 Libertarian FAQ: Won't these ideas work only if everybody is good?
You don't have to believe people are always good for freedom to work....
-67 In a libertarian society, wouldn't polluters get away with destroying the environment?
-68 Where would a libertarian fall with respect to laws outlawing smoking in bars?
In a libertarian society, the smoking policy would be set by the bar ...
-69 Libertarian FAQ: Isn't any destruction of the earth a direct threat to the existence, -- and thus, the rights -- of future human beings?
The best way to protect the earth is to honor property rights of ...









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