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Separation of Church and State

by Jason Kuznicki

Throughout history, church and state have become increasingly separate as institutions. Libertarians tend to favor this shift, as it discourages state authority.

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Sexuality

by Wayne Dynes

Libertarians believe in sexual freedom, where consensual sex acts that pose no harm should not be prohibited by society or legislation.

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Social Security

by Brink Lindsey

Social security redistributes income to those people unable to work. Libertarians object to social security for its coercive and impractical results.

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Taxation

by Richard E. Wagner

Taxation is when government claims the resources of its citizens to fund its projects. Even if argued as necessary, it is a coercive process.

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Term Limits

by Eric O'Keefe

Term limits were an important part of early American state governments. While a standard for executives, term limits are still debated for members of Congress.

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Transportation

by Gabriel Roth

On transportation, libertarians suggest that instead of providing mediocre services, governments set guidelines and encourage private solutions.

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Urban Planning

by Mark Pennington

Libertarians support competition-based private planning of urban areas, rather than solutions that hinge on the government controlling property.

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War

by Robert Higgs

War is often costly both to the nation and to individual liberties. Most libertarians are skeptical of war or see it as a necessary evil.

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War on Terror

by John Mueller

The “war on terror” began in response the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the US. In its efforts to curtail terrorism, it has threatened individual liberties.

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War Powers

by Gene Healy

The dangers of war make it necessary to prevent hasty entry to war. It should be worrying, therefore, that controls on executive war-making have waned.

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Welfare State

by Michael D. Tanner

Most modern democratic states are welfare states, or those that attempt to provide services to citizens through coercive wealth redistribution.