This is a Listicle about the dictionary definitions based Code of Activism for Libertarians
I hold a mansion of political opinions that, taken as a whole, can be most accurately labeled as ‘libertarian’. But there are countless people out there who have no idea what the word libertarian even means, and I think I should explain what makes me a libertarian. The meaning of a libertarian, as in the official English language dictionaries’ definition of a libertarian is this.
Person who upholds the principles of individual liberty both in words and in actions.
Furthermore, liberty means this.
Status quo of being free as in
- freedom from physical bounds
- freedom from impulsive and/or tyrannical control
- grandeur entitlement to various civil liberties, political rights, and economic freedoms.
- freedom of choice
So then libertarian principles are basically matters not of hating government but rather of deterring impulsive and tyrannical rule. I’ll name the principles and define them in my own words.
Freedom from Physical Bounds
- Freedom of movement
- The freedom of people to travel to any place in the world they desire and to move to whatever nation they want if they feel a move-out need.
- Bodily Integrity
- The status quo of having total freedom in regard to one’s own body.
- Free Migration
- The right of people to migrate to whichever nation, province or town they choose to migrate to.
Freedom from Impulsive & Tyrannical Rule
- The idea that society should base its government on a constitution as supreme law of the nation.
- Rule of Law
- The idea that government should abide by laws exactly as society does.
- Presumption of Innocence
- Burden of proof being on the accuser so that the accused is innocent until proven guilty.
- Western Democracy
- A form of rule by elected representatives that abides by the various tenets of individual liberty.
Grand Entitlement to Civil Liberties
- Freedom of Speech
- The right to express one’s own individual opinions freely without fear of being violated for one’s opinions.
- Freedom of the Press
- Right for journalists to freely report the news including with blogs on the internet.
- Freedom of Religion
- Freedom to choose one’s own religious or secular morality independently of any authority.
- Right of Self-Defense
- Right to use defensive force to save the lives of oneself and/or the lives of others including defensive use of deadly force.
Grand Entitlement to Political Rights
- Right to Vote
- Freedom to participate in elections and to cast votes for candidates and/or specific policies.
- Right to Petition
- Freedom to collect signatures on a document urging government or other authority to address a specific concern.
- Freedom of Assembly
- Freedom to gather together with other like minded individuals on behalf of a mutually shared cause.
Grand Entitlement to Economic Freedoms
- Free Enterprise
- Freedom for private merchants and markets to compete freely with only enough government oversight to stamp out fraud, theft and force.
- Free Trade
- Untaxed trade by merchants with foreign merchants that has only to deal with laws against fraud, theft and force.
- Supply and Demand
- A price calculating science wherein demand surpassing supply means higher prices than average, supply surpassing demand means lower prices than average, and supply equaling demand means exact average prices, also applies to predicting profits and even a worker’s total wage for one specific shift.
- Freedom of Contract
- The freedom of individuals to set their own terms and agreements within the labor market place.
- Right to Work
- The freedom of individuals with jobs to choose for themselves whether or not to be in labor unions along with whether or not to work overtime.
Freedom of Choice
- The ability and power of an individual to choose from two or more offered options when it comes to food, clothing, and various other assorted items and services.