Civil Libertarianism

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"The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant."

Civil Libertarianism is a civically libertarian and economically variable ideology. It is a form of Libertarianism who believes in the expansion and preservation of civil liberties. Distinct from right libertarianism because he is focused on fighting for a legal system centered around the harm principle, privacy and civil rights without any interest in economic liberalism. He is also not to be confused with Social Libertarianism, despite having similar policies.

Despite his name he often clashes with right libertarians by opposing private coercion as much as state authoritarianism. Typically he gets along well with center-left and lib-left ideologies at least until his free speech absolutism and opposition to hate speech laws angers them.


Civil Liberalism

Civil Liberalism is the more moderate version of civil libertarianism, sharing the same core beliefs while leaning more heavily into moderate liberal philosophy rather than full on libertarianism.


A dictablanda is a state which preserves civil liberties such as women's right to an abortion, gay rights to marry, trans rights to change their gender, etc. etc., while forbidding the right to vote. It is often an illusion created to save dictatorial regimes by presenting them as soft and benevolent and guaranteeing some rights against surveillance and oppression.



Harm Principle

Civil Libertarianism's main ideological foundation is the harm principle, which is a philosophical belief that actions should only be limited to prevent harm to other people.


Civil Libertarianism supports a strong demarcation between separation of church and secularism while eliminating discrimination based on religious beliefs.


Civil Libertarianism is a feminist ideology that supports policies which achieve equality for both genders. These policies include things like abortion rights, anti-discrimination laws, and the right to vote & own property.

Drug Liberalization

Along with supporting the legalization of cannabis, Civil Libertarianism also supports the complete decriminalization or even legalization of all drugs in general, believing that zero tolerance policies have done more harm than good in addressing the issue of drug addiction.

Cultural Liberalism

Civil Libertarianism is a culturally liberal ideology that defends the rights of individuals to conform to social norms or not. This belief also overlaps with the harm principle, since civil libertarianism believes no specific moral code should be imposed onto society when one's lifestyle is not harming others.


Civil Libertarianism can be portrayed as a scholar with nerdy expertise of the law and philosophy.

How to Draw

Flag of Civil Libertarianism
  1. Draw a ball,
  2. Color the ball yellow
  3. Add a magenta fist holding up scales of justice.
  4. Draw the eyes, and you're done!
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Yellow #FFDB27 255, 219, 39
Magenta #C20080 194, 0, 128


Fellow Freedom Fans

  • Anti-Authoritarianism - Comrade in arms! Anyone willing to oppose tyranny and uphold freedom is an ally in my book! Could you be a little less trigger-happy towards the opposition though? We are attempting to be civil here after all!
  • Classical Liberalism - Grandpa! He gave us the harm principle.
  • Liberalism - Dad taught me a lot!
  • Liberaltarianism - He's not as progressive, but still epic nevertheless.
  • Liberal Feminism & Libertarian Feminism - Just want to do something special for all the ladies in the world!
  • Social Libertarianism - I don't know if UBI will work but his heart is in the right place.
  • Technoliberalism - Free markets and human rights, liberty for the win!
  • Piratism - You're really cool, buddy.
  • Green Liberalism - Environmental rights are human rights!
  • Eco-Capitalism - Very good, using property rights to protect the environment.
  • Georgism - Free land, free trade, and free people!
  • Libertarian Conservatism - You seem to actually care about small government and Snowden was a true hero!
  • Libertarian Social Democracy - You seem to actually care about civil liberties and Gravel was a true hero!
  • Welfarism - The government absolutely has a responsibility in protecting the people, just don't go too far though...
  • LGBT - I'll never stop fighting for you!
  • Men's Liberation - Reject Toxic Masculinity, embrace Positive Masculinity!
  • Secularism - Perfect take on religion!
  • Goldwaterianism - Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
  • Libertarianism - Comrade defender of the harm principle.
  • Pink Capitalism - Socially liberal, economically liberal, we are very close. Can get a bit too far on identity politics, but let’s look past that.
  • Anarcho-Pacifism - Violence is never the solution.
  • Market Socialism - Contributed to the harm principle.

Critical Support

  • Progressivism - A close match, not gonna lie. Needs to be more accepting of freedom of expression though.
  • Social Democracy - Too many of you hate free speech! Who gets to decide what constitutes "hate speech"?
  • Libertarian Socialism - Likes freedom too, but please don't violate property rights.
  • Conservative Liberalism - You claim to care about civil liberties but the Irish deserve to have their rights respected too and the IRA doesn't change that!
  • Social Liberalism - Same as above, but FDR threw Japanese people in internment camps and Truman founded the CIA.
  • Neoliberalism - Open borders and free trade are good but your support of certain dictatorships, coups, and invasions not to mention your support for the unpatriotic act is horrible.
  • Anarcho-Egoism - You believe in freedom for the individual while believing things like bigotry and sexism are "spooks"? Great! We will get along just... wait for a second, you don't care about human rights?! And you think property rights are spooks too?
  • Anarcho-Individualism - An ever so slightly more moderate version of the guy above.
  • Utilitarian Ethnonationalism - My... racist son?
  • Anti-Fascism - Look, you're not awful in theory, but you need to calm down. Also, free speech for everyone is important, even for the people that we oppose. I still prefer your buddy here , to be honest.
  • National Liberalism & National Libertarianism - We generally agree on civil liberties, but you're both sometimes a bit wingnuty for a liberal/libertarian, not to mention you seem to hang around with alt-righters quite a bit. Though I do agree that Navalny is better than Putin and Calvin Coolidge was an okay president.
  • Progressive Conservatism, Liberal Conservatism & Homoconservatism - Pretty mixed bags, but still probably some of the better conservatives. Though I'm definitely not a fan of the latter guy's transphobic factions.
  • Civic Nationalism & Patriotism - Same as above but nationalists.
  • Korwinism - Death Penalty?... Praising Pinochet?... Absolute Monarchism?...
  • Anarcho-Capitalism - Anarchy is too extreme, a minimal state is preferable, and you're not even that progressive.
  • Hoppeanism - See? This is what I'm talking about.
  • European Federalism - I like free trade, open borders, and the GDPR but your violations of sovereignty, corruption and seemingly building a surveillance state scare me.
  • Bull Moose Progressivism - Good for taking on him but I don't like your racism, tariffs or imperialism.
  • Panarchism & National Anarchism - Okay, this is just weird.
  • Powellism - Way too racist for me but you did have good views on nearly everything else (cut out that pro soviet talk though).
  • Burkean Conservatism - Easily the best tradcon, though that doesn't say much.


  • Authoritarianism - Little thing called privacy? Ever heard of it buddy?!
  • State Liberalism - Even if you advocate minority, women and LGBTQ+ rights, you shouldn't enforce them by force!
  • Revolutionary Progressivism - Tankie version of the above.
  • Conservatism - You're everything except "Small Government", and just because you hate authoritarian SJWs doesn't mean you are one of us.
  • Ingsoc - The end result of eroding civil liberties.
  • Neoconservatism - Why do you hate Edward Snowden?! He is a literal hero! You're just a precarious ideology riddled with corruption and imperialism. And please just repeal the Patriot Act already!
  • Neo-Libertarianism - Even if you're better than above you still hate whistleblowers and most of you are conservatives idiots like Shapiro, Kirk, Kogos, Prince, etc...
  • Reactionary Liberalism - Yeah... you're not a liberal.
  • Putinism - See just because I hate neocons doesn't mean I'm gonna ever support you in any way. Though Amnesty International is soft towards you.
  • Christian Theocracy - Haha Obergefell v. Hodges go brrr!
  • Integralism - Oh jeez, you really do hate my guts
  • State Atheism - State-enforced atheism isn't any better than state-enforced religion. And it doesn't help that you seem so obsessed with atheism that you actually worship it as if it were just another religion.
  • Corporatocracy - Hands off my private information megacorp.
  • Dengism - Free Tibet! Free Hong Kong! Enough with your Uyghur genocide and human rights abuses!
  • Alt-Right - Piss off neo-Nazi edgelord.
  • Alt-Lite - And you too. You're no better than your pal above, just a moderate version of him. And quit pretending you care about free speech already, because your hijacking of that phrase is doing nothing but tainting my image.
  • Jihadism & Khomeinism - Totalitarian reactionary pricks like you are probably why one of my children is so hostile against Muslims and starts burning the Quran!
  • Authoritarian Conservatism - Literally my polar opposite.
  • Marxism–Leninism - If such a huge chunk of your citizens were so desperate to get out of your little "alliance" then you probably weren't liberating anyone.
  • White Nationalism - Authoritarian... Patriarchal... Whites-only... Ethnostate? Sounds like Nazi Germany or the Confederates State of America.
  • Homofascism and Jewish-Nazism - Self-hating bigots!
  • Kahanism - You may oppose antisemitism, but you are an exploitative ethnonationalist. You are no better than a regular nazcap.
  • Zemmourism - Just a French moderate version of above.
  • Welfare Chauvinism - I don't care if a decent chunk of you have some mildly culturally liberal views, just stop denying your racism and straight-up fascist sympathies already.
  • Ultranationalism - Chauvinist @$$hole!
  • Anarcho-Fascism - Screw you, Nilsson! You were creator of Agression Principle!
  • Authoritarian Capitalism - Capitalism is great because of individual freedom and you ruin that! Burn in hell.
  • Autocracy - Pure evil.
  • Oligarchy - Multiple despots is still bad.
  • Cultism - The tool of tyrants.
  • Radical Feminism - Why you oppose freedom for men? Also, not all women are "angels" and not all men are "violent rapist beasts".
  • Manosphere - Like the person above but with a dick. Also, quit blaming women for your problems and supporting abuses of their rights!
  • Paleoconservatism - Basically the paleo prefix means you're even worst!
  • Reactionaryism - Your notions of freedom are the worst that I have ever heard.
  • Neoreactionaryism - Geek modern version above pretentiously proclaiming that he cares about freedom.

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