What is a Libertarian?

April 20, 2017

My name is Edmund Tom Maciejewski, I am currently running for Berkeley Heights Town Council under the Libertarian Party

As I start my 2017 campaign, I would like to demystify exactly what a Libertarian is and why I have chosen to not only to be a Libertarian but to represent the Libertarian Party in Berkeley Heights. 

Here are the basic tenets of Libertarianism: 

Individualism - individuals make choices and are responsible for their actions.

Individual Rights - Individuals have a right to life, liberty, and property.

Spontaneous Order - Order arises spontaneously and centralized regulation is not required for an ordered society. 

The Rule of Law - Individuals are free to pursue their own lives so long as they respect the equal rights of others

Free Markets - People will be both freer and more prosperous if government intervention in people’s economic choices is minimized

The Virtue of Production - Defend the right of people to keep the fruits of their labor

Natural Harmony of Interests - Individual Interests tend to naturally harmonize with each other. Only when government begins to hand out rewards on the basis of political pressure do we find ourselves involved in group conflict, pushed to organize and contend with other groups for a piece of political power.

Peace - While Libertarians believe in defending their own societies against foreign threats; war is often the common enemy of peaceful, productive people on all sides of the conflict.