View Full Version : What's the difference.....

01-11-2008, 06:49 PM
What's the difference between liberal and libertarian?

I know kill me now.....but I was flipping through channels on the AM dial, up came Savage......what he screams about is right in line with allot of what Ron talks about.....yet he would prefer to all the liberals wiped off this planet......

Does being a Ron Paul supporter make you a liberal? And if not then what's Savage's problem?

He makes comments like there's not one Republican that defends the constitution.......I wanted to rip his throat out!

Nate SY
01-11-2008, 06:53 PM
In terms of how much government.

Liberals want more economic government and less social government.
Libertarians want less of both.

Knut Schreiber
01-11-2008, 06:56 PM
It's getting even more complicated when you realize that "liberal" originally had a different meaning, check "Classical liberalism" for example. The left hijacked the term, that's why libertarians changed name. In Europe "Liberals" are still associated with free markets.

01-11-2008, 06:57 PM
Depends on whose defining things. Here's how I see it.

Liberal is anyone who advocates a strong centralized government - essentially a socialist. They also use the government to promote a secular humanism agenda.

A libertarian (small "L") is someone who believes in a small central government. They also believe in the alot of personal liberty in regards to social issues. They wish to promote no agenda through the government.

However, I would definie a Libertarian (capital "L") as a breed that has come to fruition lately, especially with the advent of the internet. Which are more libertines than anything else. They believe in a small central government, but they also abhor accepted morals and social norms. They have made the Libertarian Party their home because of the basic libertarian principle regarding personal liberty, but at the same time seem to promote an agenda to overthrow societal norms.