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I oppose 1) taxes beyond those needed to provide law enforcement / national defense, 2) government interference with free market forces, and 3) laws limiting individual freedom--restricting speech / public expression, limiting firearms, requiring military service, making certain acts crimes where there’s no victim, restrictions on private property use, etc. Freedom is protected by such property, so governments should not appropriate it for public welfare. (Note: Libertarians preaching abolition of government are often called anarcho-capitalists.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

values free markets, limited role of state,  minarchism

values individual freedom, self-ownership, own labor

values private ownership, private property rights 

would abolish state, values Anarcho-capitalism

summary Wikipedia article:  Libertarianism

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3222

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 16

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #50A: Libertarian

Classical Liberalism  (from online encyclopedia)
Laissez Faire (from online encyclopedia)
Libertarianism and Objectivism (from online encyclopedia)
Non-aggression Principle (from online encyclopedia)
Objectivism (from online encyclopedia)
Ayn Rand (from online encyclopedia)
The Cato Institute (from online encyclopedia)
The Free State Project (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch #15: Guns, the Tea Party and the U.S. Constitution
Worldview Watch #23: Regulating Society: We Know What's Best for You
Worldview Watch #35: Freedom and Motorcycle Helmet Laws
Worldview Watch #57, posted 7/16/2018: Abortion and Winner Takes All at the Supreme Court?
An Introduction to Libertarianism (from Institute of Humane Studies, George Mason University)
Reason -- Free Minds and Free Markets (foundation and associated magazine website)
Radicals for Capitalism, by Brian Doherty (2007 book about history of American libertarian movement)
For A New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, by Murray N. Rothbard
The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek (read excerpts of classic 1949 book at Google Books)
The Objectivist Center (promoting Reason, Individualism, Achievement, and Freedom)
The Ludwig von Mises Institute (devoted to "the scholarship of liberty in the tradition of the Austrian school")
Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
The Free Enterprise Nation  (organization seeking to "Educate, Unify, Advocate, and Take Back America")
International Society for Individual Liberty
Freedom House (group that "supports the expansion of freedom around the world").
Freedom Fest (annual "largest gathering of free minds" held in Las Vegas, NV "the world's most libertarian city")
The Ayn Rand Institute

The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America  by N. Gillespie and M. Welch (more on this 2012 book)

“Republicans want to turn the entire country into Oklahoma” by Paul Waldman  (article from The Washington Post  Feb 9 2018)
“What is Libertarianism?” by Eli Watkins  (May 17 2016 post on CNN website)

The land of the free—Really? by Frances Moore Lappe (a skeptical look at USA freedom on Common Dreams website  October 29 2015)

"The Myth of Live and Let Live Liberalism" by Jonah Goldberg (September 11, 2013 National Review Online article)
"Free Cities: Honduras Shrugged" (article in The Economist, December 10, 2011)
"Remembering the Real Ayn Rand" by Donald Luskin (April 14, 2011 Wall Street Journal opinion piece)
Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne C. Heller (read excerpt from this 2009 book at NY Times)
Atlas Shrugged--50 Years Later, by Mark Skousen (2007 look at the legacy Ayn Rand's famous book)
"The (Not So) Lunatic Fringe" by Nathan Thornburgh (7/21/08 Time article about USA Libertarian party)

"Motorcycle Helmet Laws, Libertarian Values, and Public Health" by M. Jones and R. Bayer (2006 article)

What is Endangered: Climate or Freedom? by Vaclav Klaus
Critiques of Libertarianism (exhaustive links to this literature, includes liberal & conservative opponents!)
Criticisms of Objectivism (perhaps biased since source is Objectivism Reference Library?)
The U.S. Libertarian Party
Libertarian International
Citizens Against Government Waste ("America's #1 taxpayer watchdog)
US Economy: Over-Regulated America (Feb 18 2012 editorial in The Economist)
Libertarian Causes Worth Supporting, Libertarian News
Why I am a Libertarian and How I Became One by Tom Burroughs
"The World's Shortest Libertarian FAQ" (website focusing on the basics behind libertarianism)

Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America by Adam Winkler (review of 2011 book by Eric Arnesen  The Chicago Tribune)

The Secret World of Extreme Militias by Barton Gellman (Time Oct 11 2010 cover story)
quotes related to libertarianism
quotations from Ayn Rand

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