Here’s a little about the Libertarian Party and what it stands for since David Patterson is filing today to run in the U.S. Senate race against Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes.
According to “Libertarianism: A Primer” by David Boaz printed by the Free Press in 1997:
Libertarianism is the view that each person has the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others. Libertarians defend each person’s right to life, liberty, and property rights that people have naturally, before governments are created.
In the libertarian view, all human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.
The Libertarian website says:
The libertarian or “classical liberal” perspective is that individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by “as much liberty as possible” and “as little government as necessary.”
These ideas lead to new questions: What’s possible? What’s necessary? What are the practical implications and the unsolved problems?