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Militias, Capitalism, Liberty, Limited Government, Negative Rights

Statists, government

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

They technically believe 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.

While now associated with free-market capitalism and right-wing politics, there are Left-Wing Libertarian ideologies. And thus, by this definition, Libertarianism is essentially a broad category of ideologies that all oppose large government and support civil liberties.

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.

There are two origins of the term.

The term "Libertarian" was originally coined in the Enlightenment 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 Djacque who used the French word libertaire in a letter to Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. As such, to say that "Libertarianism" is a strictly leftist term is not intellectually honest.

Although, it is true that the term "Libertarian" came in a wider use within left-wing circles in the 1890s as a euphemism for Anarchism, and different variations as Libertarian Socialism, Anarcho-Communism, and Anarcho-Syndicalism solid decades (Almost half a century) before the term was popularised within right-wing circles.

Although the term Libertarianism was present at the time, it acquired its current meaning that we use at the split from Liberalism before the 30s. Put simply, what was originally Liberalism split into what we now know as Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism. Although, during the campaign of Franklin D. Roosevelt the term started to be associated with the Democratism of the United States.This, in turn, created two definitions of the term Liberalism, the American definition, by which Liberalism was associated to the Democratic Party and the definition in the rest of the world Liberalism kept its meaning being borderline the same thing as modern day Libertarianism, but later, with the radicalization of the Classical Liberal circles, Libertarianism some of them prefered to stop being called Classical Liberals to adopt the term "Libertarian" completely and Classical Liberalism started to be associated to Classical Economics only while Libertarianism became closer to the Austrian School of Economics.The western definition is also closely tied to Anarcho-Capitalism, as they share similar beliefs.

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 radicalisation 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 Frederic 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.

Flag of Libertarianism

Libertarianism's design is based on the Gadsden Flag.

For more detail add "DONT TREAD ON ME" or the simpler "NO STEP" under the rattlesnake.

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