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Libertarian

Libertarian Party of Canada

 

 

 

 

Libertarian Party of Canada vision overview

 

 

Mission

The mission of the Libertarian Party is to reduce the responsibilities and expense of government. So people may live their lives to mutually fulfill their needs by free and voluntary exchange of efforts and property for the value that best realizes happiness.

 

Individual Rights

They believe that each individual has the right to exercise sole dominion over their lives, and to live in whatever manner they choose, as long they do not violate the equal rights of others.

 

Government’s Role

They believe that where governments exist, they should be stringently limited both in their structure and in their operations.

 

Civil Order

No conflict exists between the individual’s rights to life, liberty, and property, and the government’s obligation to maintain civil order.

 

Social Concerns

They believe that government interference in current social concerns such as pollution, consumer protection, health care delivery, and poverty exceeds the level required for the protection of individual rights.

 

Defence & Foreign Policy

A Libertarian government would adopt a policy of non-intervention, abstaining totally from foreign quarrels and imperialist adventures.

 

Trade & Economy

The only proper role of government, in this context, is to protect property rights, enforce contracts, and adjudicate disputes, providing a legal framework for the protection of voluntary trade.

 

Foundation of Their Policy

It’s policies are based on respect for the person and property of fellow citizens. They believe that if government’s role were limited to upholding this respect, people’s natural tendency to fulfill needs at the least cost, would ensure an ever-increasing quality of life, social harmony, and satisfaction from helping others.
Beliefs related to the Bible

 

Leader: Tim Moen

 

Political Position: Centre

 

 

- Not stated

 

 

Foreign Affairs

 

A Libertarian government would adopt a policy of non-intervention, abstaining totally from foreign quarrels and imperialist adventures. “

 

 

Principles:

 

Libertarian Party Statement of Principles

  1. Each individual has the right to his or her own life, and this right is the source of all other rights.
  2. Property rights are essential to the maintenance of those rights.
  3. In order that these rights be respected, it is essential that no individual or group initiate the use of force or fraud against any other.
  4. In order to bar the use of force or fraud from social relationships and to place the use of retaliatory force under objective control, human society requires an institution charged with the task of protecting individual rights under an objective code of rules. This is the basic task, and the only moral justification for, government.
  5. The only proper functions of government, whose powers must be constitutionally limited are as follows: settling, according to objective laws, disputes among individuals, where private, voluntary arbitration has failed; providing protection from criminals; providing protection from foreign invaders.
  6. As a consequence of all the above, every individual — as long as he or she respects the rights of others — has the right to live as he or she alone sees fit, as a free trader in a free market.

 

 

Statement of Objectives:

 

http://www.libertarian.ca/statement-objectives

 

 

Constitution:

 

www.libertarian.ca/constitution

 

 

Positions:

 

http://www.libertarian.ca/positions

 

 

 

Platform:

 

http://www.libertarian.ca/platform-libertarian-party-canada

 

 

 

 

Comments:

 

The Libertarian view, of: “Let people live their own lives” is good in the fact that our lives wouldn’t be micromanaged by the government, and would supposedly give us more freedom. On the other hand, they may not uphold laws regarding Biblical moral standards and this may encouragement of more sin. It seems that it would be a more “laid back” government. In this case, it doesn’t look like they would specifically support Israel.

 

Visit their website at:  http://www.libertarian.ca/

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