libertarian libertarian  /ˌlɪ bər ˈtɛ ri ən/


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


  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.


  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
    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


  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:

  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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