A question: Modern Libertarians tend to agree with the modern "left" on the issue of the decriminalization of drugs. What else?
Right: Pro-state in social issues, anti-state in economics.
The left-right spectrum is legitimate when referring to extreme leftists and rightists. But true, it fails when dealing with centrists and libertarians.
Not a poll directed at me, but going backwards, when I first checked out the Libertarians back in '95 I liked 80% of the planks. Liber-al, Liber-tarian. There is something there, at least closer to the left-of-center demography, of which I am not. Just an observation.
I have more respect for the Libertarians than I do for the GOP.
Fiscally, I identify a little more with the right. In my own personal views, I tend to lean right. On social issues, I lean left.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
It's hard to say really. I think there are issues on both the right and left side that libertarians can agree with. But each side also has ideals which differ radically and fundamentally from libertarian political philosophy.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville