libertarian libertarian  /ˌlɪ bər ˈtɛ ri ən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an advocate of libertarianism
  2. (n) someone who believes the doctrine of free will

Usage(s):

  1. The libertarian's traction is most apparent on the Internet, where his presence far outstrips that of any candidate from either party.
  2. We all read Robert Heinlein's epic Stranger in a Strange Land as well as his libertarian screed-novel, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.
  3. I never thought I was a libertarian until I picked up Reason magazine and realized I agree with everything they had printed.

News

  1. Rand Paul: The GOP’s future?

    The Issue: Whether libertarian Sen. Rand Paul should be a model for the Republican Party. *** How long will Sen. Rand Paul’s moment last (“Rand Paul’s Moment,” Rich Lowry, PostOpinion, June 22)? He is currently on a roll, capitalizing on every opportunity to catapult himself into the political limelight...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. The adventures and projects of producer Howard Rosenman

    'Why are there no libertarian countries?" asks Michael Lind on Salon.com.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  3. Drones entering US skies

    In March, stalwart libertarian Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., stood on the Senate floor for nearly 13 hours, at times speaking passionately and angrily, to filibuster the nomination of a new CIA director.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Pasadena Star-News

Quotes

  1. "I'm a competitor and I'm in this to win. I do not view the role of the Libertarian Party to be a spoiler and I certainly have no intention of being a spoiler," Mr. Barr said.
    on May 25, 2008 By: Bob Barr Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "Let me be the latest conservative/libertarian/whatever to leap onto the Barack Obama bandwagon," Buckley writes. "It's a good thing my dear old mum and pup are no longer alive. They'd cut off my allowance. Or would they?"
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Christopher Buckley Source: KTVU.com

  3. "He voted against civil rights on a libertarian basis," Foner says.
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: Eric Foner Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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