“We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.”
- Libertarian Party Statement of Principles.
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“Whereas the Libertarian Party is comprised of individuals, each of whom has the exclusive right to his or her own political views, this local chapter shall be open to all people who desire significantly more freedom than is currently permitted by the government.” -GRLP bylaws preamble
We are a group of individuals who hold diverse political views on a number of issues. We are united by the above Statement of Principles. You may find some of us to be left leaning and some to be right leaning. Some of us may be right leaning on social issues and some left leaning. Some of us may be left leaning on economic issues and some may be right leaning. Some of us support the Tea Party movement and some of us support the Occupy movement and some of us support both. In general we want maximum freedom on both social and economic issues.
There are two major subsets within the Libertarian Party, principled libertarians and pragmatic libertarians. Principled libertarians generally support no or practically no government. Pragmatic libertarians tend to believe that some amount of government (even a significant amount) is a necessary evil, but believe our current government does far more harm than good.