What Is Libertarianism?
Often, we’re asked about Libertarianism. What it is, what we stand for, and how we participate in the political process. While the Advocates’ quiz is a great tool for outreach and to identify Libertarians, we need to be more proactive in sharing our ideals and introducing people to the Libertarian Party.
The Libertarian Party is America and Georgia’s third largest political party founded nationally in 1971 as an alternative to the Republicans and Democrats. Our vision is for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty, and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office, and moving public policy in a libertarian direction. In accordance with the Libertarian Pledge we do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals.
The Libertarian Party of Georgia was formed in 1972, and has maintained statewide ballot access since 1988. Doug Craig currently serves as Chairman.
Purpose and Principles
The mission of the Libertarian Party is to move public policy in a libertarian direction by electing candidates of the Libertarian Party to public office.
The Libertarian Party of Georgia affirms the following principles:
- That all people possess certain unalienable natural rights, and that among these are rights to life, liberty, justly acquired property, and self-governance.
- That the only moral basis of government is the preservation and protection of unalienable natural rights.
- That no person or institution, public or private, has the right to initiate the use of physical force or fraud against another person, and that all people are bound, without contract, to abstain from infringing upon the natural rights of other people.
- That all people are entitled to choose their own lifestyles, as long as they do not forcibly impose their values on others.
- That the voluntary and unrestricted exchange of goods and services is fundamental to a peaceful and harmonious society.