How to Spot a Libertarian

I have complex political views, mostly because I’ve tried out a bunch of positions, and usually get disheartened by the hypocrisy and dogmatic devotion to political leaders. Some parties are better than others, but for the most part, I’ve been less than impressed.

I heard Libertarian Socialism defined as a system where a man can choose to starve to death if he wants, but he should never be forced to starve to death. Libertarians separate themselves by a firm belief in Liberty and Freedom.

For me, the true test of a libertarians viewpoint is when they’re asked to support a freedom they might disagree with morally. Take guns and abortion. Two issues, characterized as being supported by opposing political views. A true libertarian would support both the right to own a gun, and the right for a person to choose to have an abortion.

It seems to me that your belief in a principle like freedom matters most when it’s something you don’t like or agree with

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