Part of being a libertarian that I have always found time consuming is having to actually exercise my critical thinking abilities. A public issue comes to light and my opinion has to be developed. Typically that involves going on-line and reading a bunch of source material from the "left" and the "right" plus several articles that I hope are balanced. If it involves upcoming legislation I might read several summaries. Some libertarians read the complete text, but I rarely go that far and am thankful for those that have the time.
- To defend individual rights and freedoms.
- To promote the value of personal responsibility for actions.
- To reduce the burdens of government on people.
- To reinforce the individual's right to define their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.