What is the Libertarian Party?
THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY REPRESENTS YOU!
WHAT IS THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY?
The Libertarian Party is your representative in American politics. It is
the only political organization which respects you as a unique and competent
Libertarians believe in the American heritage of liberty, patriotism and
personal responsibility. Libertarians recognize the responsibility we all
share to preserve this precious heritage for our children and grandchildren.
Free and Independent
Libertarians believe that being free and independent is a great way to
live. We want a system which encourages all people to choose what they want
from life; that lets them live, love, work, play and dream their own way.
Caring for People
The Libertarian way is a caring, people-centered approach to politics.
We believe each individual is unique. We want a system which respects the
individual and encourages us to discover the best within ourselves and
develop our full potential.
The Libertarian way is a logically consistent approach to politics based
on the moral principle of self-ownership. Each individual has the right to
control his or her own body, action, speech and property. Government's only
role is to help individuals defend themselves from force and fraud.
The Libertarian Party is for all who don't want to push other people
around and don't want to be pushed around themselves. Live and let live is
the Libertarian way.
AMERICA'S THIRD LARGEST POLITICAL PARTY
The Libertarian Party is America's third largest and fastest growing
political party. Libertarians engage in a variety of projects, working for
everyone's liberty on every issue.
The Libertarian Party was created in December of 1971 by people who
realized that the politicians had strayed from America's original libertarian
foundation, with disastrous results. Their vision was the same as that of
America's founders; a world where individuals are free to follow their own
dreams in their own ways, a world of peace, harmony, opportunity and
Libertarians are practical; we know we can't make the world perfect. But,
it can be better. Libertarians will keep working to create a better, freer
society for everyone. As William Allen White said: "Liberty is the only
thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others."
WHY NOT STICK WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT?
The politicians in Washington and our state capitols have led us away from
the principles of individual liberty and personal responsibility which are
the only sound foundation for a just, humane and abundant society.
Government at all levels is too large, too expensive, woefully
inefficient, arrogant, intrusive and downright dangerous. Democratic and
Republican politicians have created the status quo and do not intend to
THE LIBERTARIAN OPTION
Consider the Libertarian option. (1) Substantially reduce the size and
intrusiveness of government and cut all taxes. (2) Let peaceful, honest
people offer their goods and services to willing consumers without a hassle
from government. (3) Let peaceful, honest people decide for themselves what
to eat, drink, read, or smoke and how to dress, medicate themselves or make
love, without fear of criminal penalties. (4) The U.S. government should
defend Americans and their property in America and let the U.S. taxpayer off
the hook for the defense bill of wealthy countries like Germany and Japan.
WHAT AMERICANS WANT
Americans want, and deserve, a political system which respects them as
unique individuals; as people who can make their own plans, who can take
responsibility for themselves, who are compassionate, and who can and will
solve their own problems if allowed to do so.
Most Americans, after some thought, prefer the Libertarian option in
politics. Most people in their private, non-governmental, affairs deal with
each other on the libertarian premise of mutual respect. You don't threaten
your neighbors with fines or jail just because they choose careers or
lifestyles different than yours.
Let's hold government to the same standard. Protect us and our rights,
and give us the respect we deserve.
TIME FOR ACTION
We hope you can see the benefits of living in that America envisioned by
the founders and by their political heirs, today's Libertarians.
To request additional information or to join the Libertarian Party, call
1528 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003