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Not to be confused with Liberalism, a more moderate and centrist ideology.

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. He who dares not offend cannot be honest. I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine."

Libertarianism, or more precisely Right-Libertarianism or Libertarian Capitalism, is a civically libertarian, laissez-faire capitalist and culturally variable ideology. He inhabits the libertarian right quadrant of the political compass, generally being in the middle of it unless specified.

He believes in a very limited government and the individual's natural self evident rights of life, liberty, and property. He likes the use of militias to watch them.

He technically believes in the same principles of classical liberalism of equality before the law and the basic rights to life, liberty, and property, along with most librights, although some people debate most libertarians are only libertarians because of the precise ideology and not the principles of it.


Naming Controversy

A narrative often held up by Left-wing Libertarians is that the term "Libertarian" was originally a socialist term, which was later appropriated by the right. This conception is a half-truth.

The term "Libertarian" was originally coined in the Enlightenment Thought to describe supporters of free will (as opposed to determinism) and with it generally free action. With the first recorded usage of the term being in 1789 in reference to metaphysics. While the first political usage belongs to the libertarian communist, Joseph Déjacque, who used the French word libertaire in a letter to Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. Déjacque also started employing the term Anarchism at a similar time to Proudhon, but conceded it to him, calling Proudhon a " center-right anarchist, liberal and not libertarian (...) you want free trade for cotton and the candle...", in favor of identifying as a "Libertarian" only.

Déjacque, from 1858 to 1861, ran a paper titled “The Libertarian”, but it wasn’t very successful, and only lasted around 3 years. After that, from 1861 to 1884, the term was rarely used, before being revived by Benjamin Tucker to refer to individualist anarchists, alongside of course the term “anarchism”. The term thus gained more popularity, during these times, in the United States than in Europe.
The term “libertarian communism” was also used at some French regional conferences in the 1880s but it was popularized by Benjamin Tucker before it was reclaimed by anarcho-communists.

After this resurgence of the term Libertarian brought about by Tucker, the term once again started to be popularly used as an euphemism for Anarcho-Communism and other radical left-wing ideologies, half a century before it became widely used within right-wing circles.

The term "Libertarianism" only acquired its present meaning at the split from liberalism before the 30s. Put simply, what was originally Liberalism split into what we now know as Classical Liberalism and social liberalism.
The term Liberalism had been associated with the Democratic party ever since Grover Cleveland became president. However, during the campaign of Franklin D. Roosevelt the term started to be associated with the social liberalism. This, in turn, created two definitions of the term liberalism, the American definition, by which Liberalism was associated to the modern Democratic Party, and the definition in many other parts of the world, where Liberalism kept its meaning being about the same thing as modern day libertarianism.
Later, with the radicalization of the classical liberal circles in the later 20th century, and taking inspiration from some already radical classical liberal thinkers of the 19th century, some of them preferred to stop being called classical liberals and adopted the term "Libertarian" completely. Classical liberalism thus started to be associated to Chicago economics and the free-market wing of Neoclassical economics, while Libertarianism became closer to the Austrian School of Economics.
The western definition is also closely tied to anarcho-capitalism as the radical wing that sought to split itself from more moderate classical liberals was predominantly made up of Rothbardians.


While Libertarian ideals could be considered to be rooted in history since antiquity (with examples being the 6th century B.C. Chinese Philosophers Lao-Tzu and Chuang-tzu), the modern incarnation of them can be traced to the radicalization of Classical Liberal principles that occurred through the later half of the 19th century and through the 20th.

The most influential of these 19th century movements is generally considered to be French Liberal School, of Frédéric Bastiat and Gustave de Molinari fame. With the former being known for positing that law becomes unjust and corrupted when it punishes the right of self-defence of one individual in favour of other individuals' plunder and the latter for being originator of ideas that were essentially Voluntaryist.

US Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party is an American political party founded in 1971, which promotes libertarian and Classical Liberal ideals, being a main contrast to the conservatism of the Republican Party and the progressivism of the Democratic Party.

Founded in 1971 by a group of individuals led by David Nolan, they were motivated by controversies in the Nixon administration and economic disagreements such as price controls and the end of the gold standard. In 1972 the press announced the party at headquarters in Westminster, Colorado. The same year saw the first Libertarian National Convention in Denver, Colorado, at which John Hospers and Tonie Nathan were nominated for President and Vice President. With that, Nathan becomes the first woman to receive an electoral vote in the USA. With the election, the party grew to more than 80 members and gained access to the ballot boxes of two states, a presidential ticket of 3000 to 4000 votes an Electoral College vote of Roger MacBride.

In 1974, the party made the Dallas Accord, an agreement that had a commitment with the minarchist and anarcho-capitalist factions, making a platform that would not make explicit the desirability of the existence of the state. After the agreement, the party stopped being explicitly minarchist with phrases like "Since government has only one legitimate function, the protection of individual rights...." And adopted a more "Big Tent" posture to welcome more diverse groups interested in reducing the power of the state.

In 1976, Roger MacBride ran for president on the Libertarian Party with David Bergland as his vice-president. During the campaign, he advocated non-interventionism, free market economics, abolition of the FCC and the Federal Reserve, a return to the gold standard, an end to victimless crime, and other party-related ideals. Although he only received 0.22% of the popular vote, the Libertarian Party ended up consolidating itself as the main alternative political party. In 1978, Dick Randolph becomes the first party person to win statewide office as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives.

By 1980, the party gained access to the ballot box in every state plus Guam and Washington, D.C., being the first party to achieve this since the Socialist Party of America. In the elections, Ed Clark was the presidential candidate and David Koch as vice, with the ticket getting 1.06% of the votes. During the campaign they advocated equal rights for LGBT men and women, repeal of all labor laws (especially the Wagner Act), an end to social security, an end to the War on Drugs, amnesty for illegal non-citizens and a free economy. Marketplace. In 1984, David Bergland as presidential candidates and Jim Lewis as vice, with the ticket having 0.25% of the votes.

In 1988, Ron Paul was chosen as candidate and Andre Marrou as vice, whose ticket acquired 0.47% of the votes. In the election, Ron Paul advocates non-interventionism, opposition to the drug wars, an end to government involvement in education, and Ronald Reagan's "bailout" of the Soviet Union. In 1992, Andre Marrou was chosen and Nancy Lord as deputy, and there was reluctance within the party, so much so that he made most of his campaign team resign. Many former employees called for his removal, as well as failing to pay child support and a Massachusetts arrest warrant for contempt. In the elections, he with 0.28% of the votes.

After the 1992 elections, the 1996 elections and the 2000 elections the party had a drop in support compared to other parties such as the Green Party and the Reform Party, although in the 1996 election it had 0.50% of the vote and 0.36% in the elections. 2000. In both elections, Harry Browne was the chosen candidate, and in the 1996 election the runner-up was Jo Jorgensen and in 2000 it was Arthur Olivier.

In 2004, there was a dispute within the party for who would be the candidate for election, with the top 3 being: Gary Nolan, Michael Badnarik and Aaron Russo. Michael Badnarik, even if he wasn't the favorite, surprisingly he was chosen and Richard Campagna as vice, with 0.32% of the votes. In 2008, Bob Barr was the nominee and Wayne Allyn Root as the runner-up, although there have been previous discussions about the candidacy of Ron Paul and Mike Gravel. They had 0.40% of the vote, he advocated the abolition or reform of the income tax, opposition to American wars (such as Iraq) and the Patriot Act.

Between 2009 and 2012, after the economic crisis known as the Great Recession, Libertarians gained popularity especially with the Tea Party Movement protests. The Tea Party protests supported several economic issues similar to the party's, although Republicans also benefited. During the 2012 elections, the presidential candidate was Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, bearing James Polin Gray. This was one of the party's best performing elections, with 0.99% of the vote with more than 1 million votes. During the campaign, he opposed American interventionism in MENA, economic liberalization, ending the war on drugs, protecting civil liberties, and countless others. In 2016, Gary Johnson was nominated again, with former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld. This election had a better electoral result than the previous one, having 3.28% of the votes and more than 4 million votes. His campaign was showing itself as a third option and anti-Trump, in addition to the libertarian ideals already had before.

In 2020, the candidate was Jo Jorgensen and her vice furry Spike Cohen, in which they obtained 1.18% of the votes and 1.8 million votes. She opposed restrictions during the covid-19 pandemic, supported non-interventionism and external neutrality, opposed social security, was in favor of immigration and others.


  • Mises Caucus - The party Caucus that promotes Paleolibertarianism and a more radical version of the party. Generally associated with Ron Paul's campaigns, adopting a more pragmatic stance. The party was formed in 2017 by Michael Heise, after feuds between the National Libertarian Committee and the Mises Institute after the Unite the Right rally, in addition to Anti-Bill Weld sentiment and accusations that the party had become "woke". Over time, the New Hampshire affiliate made controversial tweets advocating child labor, causing them to lose committee members. The party defends Non-Interventionism, secession/localism, opposition to monetary policy, opposition to "wokeism", covid measures and some believe in the 2020 election fraud conspiracy (pro-Trump).
  • Liberation Caucus - The Caucus of the culturally liberal party, whose main purpose of the caucus would be to achieve social libertarianism and space for "freedom lovers" within the party.
  • Classical Liberal Caucus - The Caucus that preaches ideals more oriented towards Classic Liberalism and a certain degree of populism. They are strong opponents of the Democratic and Republican Party, believing that they are becoming extreme, also opposing the left/right idea (although they are right wing). The Caucus states that the main objective is to increase the growth of the Party, with more effective communicators and to attract more voters.
  • Audacious Caucus - The Caucus with ideas more focused on Anarcho-capitalism, whose main objective would be opposition to the state. They are based on the writings of Murray Rothbard, the Non-Aggression Principle, opposition to drug wars, society that respects individuals, valuing sex workers, ending state duties, ending borders and children's rights. The party calls itself "people who are too radical for the Radical Caucus".
  • Libertarian Socialist Caucus - The most left-wing Caucus, which defends socialist principles with Right Libertarian principles. They argue that the Non-Aggression Principle is being undermined by state-imposed monopolies and hierarchical ownership. They believe that individual autonomy is being harmed by coercive choices and the exploitation of current salaried work, considering it as unnatural.
  • Christian Liberty Caucus - The Christian Caucus of the party founded by businesswoman Hele Gilson in 2019, with Ken Armstrong as chair. As the name suggests, the caucus starts from a Christian point of view and sees libertarianism "through the eyes of Jesus".
  • George Washington Liberty Caucus - The party Caucus known for upholding Freemasonry virtues such as accountability, fraternity and charity. Founded in 2019 by Pellegrino, Baker, Loveland and Larkin, with the aim of raising the party for Freemasonry, although not sponsored by any Grand Lodge. They believe in the free market and free association, also believing that charity and fraternity promote freedom.
  • Pro-Life Libertarians - The pro-life Caucus and with some conservative ideals mixed with libertarian ideals. The caucus believes that babies deserve protection because they are the true minority in need of protection, and as human beings they should have their rights respected.
  • Pro-Choice Libertarians - The Caucus opposed to the one above and to Ron Paul, because as the name suggests, they are opposed to the pro-life movement and are in favor of the legalization of abortion. Founded in 1987 in opposition to Ron Paul, gained support from activist Russell Means, it has since made conventions and enjoyed a degree of popularity. They believe that the state should not regulate abortion and that it would be an individual matter, calling pro-lifers "abortion prohibitionists".
  • Outright Libertarians - The Caucus is the association of the party linked to LGBT/Queer rights, being the 3rd LGBT association of the party to be created, being founded in 1998. The caucus defends classic libertarian and liberal ideals, opposing the laws against sodomy, being in favor of of civil union and private investment against STDs, but against public investment. They have considerable support from the Pink Pistols and are at odds with other LGBT associations such as the Log Cabin Republicans and Stonewall Democrats.
  • Povertarian Caucus - The Party's Caucus for the poorest and for mutual aid and against income and property taxes. They are opposed to the New Deal and War on Drugs, as both would harm the poorest and are in favor of drug trafficking. They support the free market and entrepreneurship of the poorest and that although they are opposed to social welfare, they support Universal Basic Income and the rights of labor movements.[11]
  • Radical Caucuses
    • 1972: The 1972 Radical Caucus had been founded by Samuel L Konklin III (SEK3), who believed in the destruction of the party by being centralized and "Partyarchy". Since founding, they had received criticism from influential party members such as Rothbard, Nolan and Greenberg, being called a Nilist by Rothbard. The group was known for Agorist and Market Anarchist ideologies, as well as opposition to the political process. The group dissolved after the 1974 national convention after most of the leadership left.
    • 1979: The 1979 Radical Caucus was founded by Raimondo, Garris and Costello, as an attempt "to unify the party around radical and hardcore libertarian programs." The Caucus had members' ideology ranging from paleolibertarianism, conservatism, and anarcho-capitalism, with both preaching non-interventionism. The Caucus disbanded in 1983, with Garris and Raimondo leaving LP to join Republican.
    • 2006: The 2006 Radical Caucus was founded by Hogarth, Montoni and Morey Straus after the "Portland Massacre" and continues to this day. The Caucus believes in "Radical Abolitionism", opposition to gradualism, principled populism and a certain degree of minarchism. The Caucus has a certain degree of importance, winning some positions and successful candidates.
  • Defense Caucus - The party's neolibertarian and interventionist Caucus. The Caucus believes that the West may be in decline and that interventionism could be good, also opposing collaboration with Islamic countries. They are opposed to anarcho-capitalists and believe that the government would serve to protect life, liberty and legitimate property, in addition to countless other ideas defended by Ancaps.


Libertarianism hates it when the government gets involved with his life. He wants very little government power, and can be violent at times. He likes to shoot guns, drink beer, and smoke weed. He loves to show off his don't tread on me flag. He works out at the gym and practices his shooting skills every day.

Stylistic Notes

  • He hates paying his taxes
  • Loves gun rights, and doesn't want anyone to take away his guns
  • Smokes weed or drinks when he has to pay his taxes
  • Has a don't tread on me flag

How to Draw

Flag of Libertarianism

Libertarianism's design is based on the Gadsden Flag.

  1. Draw a ball
  2. Color it yellow
  3. Draw a black coiled timber rattlesnake in the middle
  4. Add green grass under the snake
  5. Lower below, add some version of the saying "DONT TREAD ON ME", like "no step on snek"
  6. Draw two eyes on the ball
  7. Optional props:
    1. A personal defense weapon, like an MP7
    2. Other firearms, like the HK415 or an AK74
    3. Sunglasses (especially if US-centric)

You are done!

Color Name HEX RGB
Yellow #F5DD00 245, 221, 0
Black #141414 20, 20, 20
Grass Green #194619 25, 70, 25


True Freedom Fighters

  • Capitalism - The only good economic system.
  • Classical Liberalism - My father who is more moderate than me but influenced by views greatly.
  • Constitutionalism - Shall not be infringed, suckers!
  • Austrian School - My radical and influential son.
  • Chicago School - My more moderate son.
  • Paleolibertarianism - My culturally right self.
  • Bleeding-Heart Libertarianism - My culturally left self.
  • Anarcho-Capitalism - Basically me but more extreme, we disagree on some stuff like the NAP but overall we get along well.
  • Minarchism - You're pretty similar to AnCap which is why I like you but you believe in some bare bones government which is good.
  • Libertarian Conservatism - Pretty much me but conservative. Tell Conservatism to piss off and we're good. I'd still vote for Ron Paul (and maybe for his son) over anyone else in the GOP though. But at the end of the day, we agree on almost everything.
  • Hoppeanism - Much more radical than me and very racist too but we have a mutual love of free markets and we both hate commies so we're good.
  • Hayekism - Your work was flawless.
  • Pink Capitalism - Good ideas economically, love them in fact but I'm not a big fan of your ultra-progressivism, bear in mind that I don't hate it as much as Paleobert or Hoppean but you're still going too far left on the cultural axis.
  • Liberaltarianism - Liberalism? Libertarianism? Is tha- Wait, it's just the mix of me and that lib.
  • Libertarian Feminism - I would say I will shoot you if you touch her without paying her first her consent, but who am I kidding, my pumpkin is totally capable of shooting you herself! Go get them gal!
  • LGBT - As principled libertarians, we should support everyone's right to be free!
  • MGTOW - Based individualist self-reliant masculine men.[12]
  • Neomasculinity - Same as above but alpha male.
  • Homoconservatism - Is awesome how you trigger leftists!
  • Libertarian Monarchism - Hans-Adam II and Liechenstein are based.
  • Helvetic Model - Switzerland and Liechenstein have far better economics than Scandinavia. Also that non-interventionism is based af!
  • Ordo-Liberalism - Too moderate, but you're overall still cool. I usually vote for him.
  • Progressive Conservatism - My cultural model.
  • Anti-Authoritarianism - Fellow freedom enjoyer
  • Reactionary Libertarianism - This feudal thing maybe isn't so bad after all.
  • Anti-SJW - Social justice is injust and their followers are all a bunch of liberticide leftards!
  • South Park - You know I love South Park so much that I watch it every Wednesday on Comedy Central.


  • Civil Libertarianism - I get that you don't want people treading on each other, but don't go bossing around people. Otherwise you are cool.
  • Anarcho-Pacifism - Won't tread on me, but also too cozy with the socialists.
  • Authoritarian Capitalism - We agree on economics but he wants to tread on me.
  • Anarcho-Naturism - I respect your personal lifestyle choices, but do it in your backyard, ok? Also, stop hanging with socialists!
  • Agrarianism - Look, I admire your self sustaining style, but you can't keep receiving subsidies man, that's using my tax money without my consent!
  • National Capitalism - You think contained free market is a good idea AND you want to tread on me also but at least we agree economically.
  • Pinochetism - Statist fuck, but the way he dealt with commies is based. Pls no step.
  • Smithism - Wdym progressive tax is a must ?
  • Conservatism - We agree on a lot of stuff like markets and we both hate socialists but he tells me I don't commit to my nation's values like he does as if I even care. Otherwise I normally vote for him.
  • Welfarism and Social Capitalism - I like private charity and philanthropy but the governmental "free" services are theft.
  • Liberalism - He has the right ideas, but is far too moderate and is usually too much of a statist puppet.
  • Social Libertarianism - I know he's my son, but why does he keep talking about that commie [removed]?
  • Green Libertarianism - If you wanna be an environmentalist you'll need to be a statist, at least we agree on pretty much everything else though.
  • National Libertarianism - If you wanna be a nationalist you'll need to be a statist, at least we agree on pretty much everything else though, mostly.
  • National Liberalism - Same as above but classical liberal.
  • Neoliberalism - Because of you everybody calls me Neoliberal, at least you're capitalist.
  • Neo-Libertarianism - What are you exactly? Get that interventionist garbage outta here and we're good.
  • Hoxhaism - DON'T STE- wait, what you mean you abolished taxes? That's good, but why are you communist?
  • Objectivism - Everyone says we look exactly the same, so why don't we get along more?
  • Progressivism - Slightly more cultural left and could use more economic libertarianism and gun rights advocacy, but at least we fight for Hong Kong and love weed.
  • Post-Libertarianism - Grandson? How could this happen? Formalism is pretty based though.
  • Korwinism - JUST WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU?!, still I'll probably vote for you.
  • Reactionary Liberalism - Another weirdo, Thierry Baudet, Ayelet Shaked, Andrè Ventura, Rubèn Manso, Yoon Suk-yeol and Vaclav Klauss are based.
  • Classical Conservatism - you are a statist traditionalist although Powell was based.
  • National Conservatism - Statist but usually somewhat tolerable.
  • Right-Wing Populism - Well you're too statist but I admit that some of you are kinda or even pretty based also we both hate the left so let's sign the Madrid Charter! Just keep the tax and regulation cuts and you're somewhat tolerable. And yea, stop pretending to be me asshole.
  • Paleoconservatism - The old right was pretty based and still are respectable representatives but others like Groypers and recently Tucker Carlson are... let's say are the worst part of you still preferable than leftists.
  • Traditionalism - He also hates when the states interfere with the parents rights over his children, mandatory equality pay, anti-discrimination laws, affirmative action, civil registration and likes firearms but he have serious problems with LGBT people,prostitutes,drugs etc..., though it’s interesting talking with him about abortion, death penalty and inmigration.
  • Thatcherism - Heroine of our economic prosper but was really disappointing with interventionism and anti-hemp laws.
  • Liberal Conservatism - We would've been an identical match and I vote on his side every time if he isn't aligned to Him. Clint Eastwood is gigabased.
  • Sargonism - Mostly based, but too statist
  • Liberal Feminism - Liberty for women is based, but you're way too statist. I prefer her ideas instead..
  • Left-Rothbardianism - Excuse me?!
  • Nowoczesna - Have some good points sometimes and along with Korwin were among the best mainstream parties, sad you're gone. However, you're not a Libertarian!!!
  • Alt-Right Libertarianism - You're usually good but beware of hanging out with them .
  • Syndicalism - I support workers' right to create associations in order to negotiate with bosses on a free market, but i don't understand your idea of property collectivisation.
  • Zelenskyism - Oh, you are really weird. When you defeated Poroshenko, you claimed that you are me. You've obviously forgotten that now. Should I support you because "DON'T TREAD ON ME" or should I oppose you because of my TAX?
  • Protestant Theocracy - Quakers are based, but please stop Evangelizing me.

NO STEP!!!11!!1

  • Illegalism - Liberty doesn't include violating property rights and murdering people even if they are police!
  • Radical Feminism - Unironic feminazis that want dystopian neo-matriarchal society with men as slaves. Go back to your feminazi echo-chamber sites, you misandrist woke cunts!
  • New Hampshire Black bears - I’LL NEVER FORGIVE YOU FOR GRAFTON!

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