Libertarianism is a political philosophy which encompasses all or most of the following:
- strong support of individual civil liberties, social tolerance, and private property - also described as negative rights.
- belief in the positive powers of the free market
- a strict preference for a constitutionally limited and economically small government.
To put it succinctly, the libertarian believes in the freedom of individuals to pursue their lives as they see fit, as long as they cause no harm to others, with minimal governmental interference. Those who support this philosophy are called libertarians.
Libertarian thought at its most basic level agrees with Jeffersonâ€™s statement, â€œThat government is best which governs least.â€"
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