A Libertarian is just a Republican who takes drugs.
Cynically defined, a libertarian is a person who believes that all
humans should live in total and absolute submission to market forces, at
all times from birth to death, without any chance of escape.
He always pictured himself a libertarian, which to my way of thinking
means 'I want the liberty to grow rich and you can have the liberty to
starve.' It's easy to believe that no one should depend on society for
help when you yourself happen not to need such help.(on Robert A.
Heinlein and libertarian ethics)
I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a
movement in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough. (on
I'd be a Libertarian, if they weren't all a bunch of tax-dodging
I'm a gay Libertarian. I'm one of those 'laisse fairies.'
'Libertarian' is the Latin term for 'Embarrassed Republican.'
Libertarianism fails for me, not because I don't value freedom, but
because it exalts ideology over practicality, just as its communist and
anarchist cousins do.
Libertarianism only exists to give young Republicans something
marginally less repulsive to call themselves when they're trying to get
Libertarians are not the brightest lights in the candelabra, a fact that
is evident from the alternatives they tend to offer to public prevention
of private abuses. For example: if you don't like working a hundred
hours a week for twenty-five cents a day, then find another employer! It
is obvious to intelligent people, if not libertarians, that more
generous employers will price themselves out of a market whose standards
are set by the most rapacious.
Libertarians secretly worried that ultimately someone will figure out
the whole of their political philosophy boils down to 'get off my
property.' News flash: This is not really a big secret to the rest of us.
Libertarians sometimes prove that a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin
of little minds, and that there is a difference between logic and wisdom.
Most libertarians are worried about government but not worried about
business. I think we need to be worrying about business in exactly the
same way we are worrying about government.
-John Perry Barlow
Republicans find libertarians convenient whenever they want to score
That's libertarians for you- anarchists who want police protection from
-Kim Stanley Robinson
There may be two libertarians somewhere who agree with one another, but
I am not one of them.
You have to be careful as a libertarian because you can sound very