Libertarians support ethical and political ideas that are the foundation of America's great experiment in tolerance and liberty. Libertarianism respects individual differences. It values personal responsibility. It values cooperation over coercion. It values independent thought and private decision making.
Libertarians cherish the American heritage of liberty, personal responsibility and respect for the rights of others. Americans built a society of abundance and opportunity with these ideas. Libertarians recognize the responsibility we all share to preserve this precious heritage.
Libertarians believe that you deserve to live a free and independent life in a system that lets you live, love, work, play and dream your own way, at your own pace, however you wish and with whomever you wish, accepting whatever consequences come.
Libertarians believe each individual is unique. They respect each special individual and encourage all to discover the best within. They support a system that allows each of us to realize our full potential; a system that encourages harmonious relationships.
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The Libertarian way is logically consistent, based on the moral principle of self-ownership. All Libertarian positions comport with the idea that each individual has the right to control his or her own body, action, speech and property.
DAVID BERGLAND, Kennewick