Libertarianism in the United States
Libertarianism is a political philosophy and movement promoting individual liberty. The major libertarian party in the United States is the Libertarian Party. Gallup found that voters who identify as libertarians ranged from 17 to 23% of the American electorate. A 2014 Pew Poll found that 23 per cent of Americans who identified as libertarians have little understanding of libertarianism.
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Libertarianism is a political philosophy and movement promoting individual liberty. The major libertarian party in the United States is the Libertarian Party. Libertarianism includes anarchist and libertarian socialist tendencies, although they are not as widespread as in other countries. Gallup found that voters who identify as libertarians ranged from 17 to 23% of the American electorate. However, a 2014 Pew Poll found that 23 per cent of Americans who identified as libertarians have little understanding of libertarianism. The term libertarian has been used to differentiate between anarchists and authoritarian socialists, but its meaning has more recently been diluted with wider adoption from disparate groups of adherents of the movement. The revival of free-market ideologies during the mid-to-late 20th century came with disagreement over what to call the libertarian movement. Some anarchists use the term libertarian socialist to avoid its negative connotations and emphasize its connections with socialism. The Libertarian Party asserts the following core beliefs: \”Libertarians support maximum liberty in both personal and economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence. Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties\”. The Gadsden flag, a symbol first used by American revolutionaries, is frequently used by libertarians and the libertarian-leaning Tea Party movement. Although libertarian continues to be widely used to refer to anti-state socialists internationally, its meaning in the U.S.
has deviated from its political origins to the extent that the common meaning of libertarian in the US is different from elsewhere. It is also related to free- market anarchist strands such as market-oriented left-libertarianism to distinguish itself from other forms oftarianism. It can include both the New Left and extreme extreme liberals as well as some anarchists as well as some libertarian socialist groups such as the libertarian socialist group The New Communist Party. It has been described as conservative on economic issues and liberal on personal freedom, often associated with a foreign policy of non-interventionism. In the 19th century, the term Libertarian has referred to advocates for freedom of the will, or anyone who generally advocated for liberty. It was used for the title of New York anarchist journal Le Liberaire around the 1880s and 1890s around the time of the Second World War. The word libertarian has also been used as far back as 1858 around the 1858 century around the late 19th Century around the 1890s and early 1900s. It’s also known as “libertarian” or “libertarians” in some circles. It also means “free thinkers” and “liberals” in other parts of the world, such as in the Netherlands and the UK. The libertarianism associated to the Libertarian party was founded in 1971, including politicians such as David Nolan and Ron Paul. The party is also represented within the Democratic and Republican parties while others are independent. The name libertarian is also used as a political color for modern libertarianism in theUnited States.
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