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Do Libertarians tend to be conservative or liberal?

It seems that the majority of the conservative ladies here are Libertarian. Is it possible to be Libertarian and liberal?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (27)
  • yes, it is. it's a different continuum, from libertarian to authoritarian.

    Answer by autodidact at 8:53 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I am a liberal libertarian.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 8:55 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • They can be either.

    One thing they have in common is being able to think outside the 2- party paradigm, something many democrats and republicans are not able to do.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I'm a Libertarian. I'm a fiscal conservative and social liberal. I think big government with massive spending is a huge mistake, support gay marriage and legalizing polygamy.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:42 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • 2- party paradigm

     I think most people realize we are stuck with it UNTIL people get PISSED off enough (at the same time!) to really affect this. The sides are mostly picked, now if more people get sick and tired and a third party candidate can a good amount of support THEN it will get interesting!

    I think Colin Powell is the PERFECT person for this! If he were to switch to Independent he would get support from many on BOTH sides as well as Indies

    My Mother and Myself and dems for life but would vote Powell no matter what ticket he ran under


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:53 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Libertarian can go from one side to the other and back again.

    For the two parties, we need to dump em.
    How's Sestak doing, sweet?

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:35 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Follow the $$$ trail.
    It leads to the R and D only.
    Until THAT practice stops, the crap will continue-

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:41 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I'm fiscally conservative and some things socially liberal and some things socially conservative...I have more in common with the libertarian party. I am a registered republican, however. I think somewhere I heard that the libertarian party is the "original republican party" but you know I guess things change..

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:03 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Hmmm.
    I'm missing something here. Not criticizing, just curious:
    Anarchy = NO gov't ... Conservative = small gov't ... Progressive = BIG gov't ... Communism = total gov't.

    Republicans and Democrats in the national gov't are both very Progressive.

    I THOUGHT that Libertarian meant: an advocate of small gov't.

    So where is a "liberal" as distinct from a Progressive?

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:46 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Progressive = socialist
    liberal in the sense as it relates to libertarian party means its none of the govs business. Such as who marries who.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:10 AM on Nov. 22, 2009

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