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.
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.
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.
As the first president of the United States, George Washington set the standard for peaceful republicanism and responsible divided leadership.
Wealth is born from production and meeting the demands of the market. As such, liberty encourages wealth, while government over-regulation may destroy it.
Most modern democratic states are welfare states, or those that attempt to provide services to citizens through coercive wealth redistribution.
British Whigs were early supporters of constitutionalism and later continued to work for a platform of classical liberalism and republicanism.
Knut Wicksell was a Swedish economist whose insights on banking and investment influenced and anticipated the work of public choice economists.
William Wilberforce was a British abolitionist leader. His activism changed public opinion and aided in the abolition of the British slave trade.
Mary Wollstonecraft was a noted figure of the Enlightenment, contributing one of the most influential feminist works of her time.