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Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans want increased person freedom, smaller government, or reduced government spending. But most Americans do. They just don't have any party that represents them.

The official Libertarian party is full of complete nut-cases, as are most of the sub-branches of libertarianism.


I'm not sure advocating "increased personal freedom, smaller government, less government spending" should be sufficient to qualify one as a libertarian.

That's not really qualitatively different from what substantial parts of both major parties advocate.

From my understanding, the qualitative difference between libertarianism and whatever you want to call the mainstream ideology is that libertarians reject the principle of utilitarianism to justify government intrusion into people's lives.

Could you elaborate on your libertarianism and how you differ qualitatively from people advocating merely "smaller government"?
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