Origin of libertarian
Examples from the Web for libertarian
I agree with you, but the youthful energy in the libertarian movement foresees a tipping point.This Republican Loved Taxes & Modern Art
November 19, 2014
Had there not been a Libertarian in the race who received over 8,000 votes, Shumlin likely would have lost.
Some Tea Party types who felt that Republican Scott Milne was too moderate supported the Libertarian.
Healey describes his politics as "libertarian in some aspects, Jacksonian, Jeffersonian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative."How to Run a Statewide Campaign on $38
November 12, 2014
Sure, you could end up with a Congress that consists solely of libertarian veterinarians, or elderly communists, or whatever.Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?
November 8, 2014
The case has been conceded to him in advance, and the libertarian can only flinch from his logic.Major Prophets of To-Day
Edwin E. Slosson
It is chiefly on the Libertarian side that I find a tendency to the exaggeration of which I have just spoken.
So far I concede the Libertarian contention as to the demoralising effect of Determinism, if held with a real force of conviction.
At the same time, the difference between Determinist and Libertarian Justice can hardly have any practical effect.
- a believer in freedom of thought, expression, etc
- philosophy a believer in the doctrine of free willCompare determinism
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a libertarian
Word Origin and History for libertarian
1789, "one who holds the doctrine of free will" (opposed to necessitarian), from liberty (q.v.) on model of unitarian, etc. Political sense of "person advocating liberty in thought and conduct" is from 1878. As an adjective by 1882. U.S. Libertarian Party founded in Colorado, 1971.