Family Council is a strong believer in voter education. As such, we try to provide the people of Arkansas with as much information as possible about issues, elections, candidates, and political parties.
In Part 1 of our series on political parties and their platforms, we brought you the Democratic Party of Arkansas’ platform. In Part 2, we looked at the Republican Party of Arkansas’ platform. In Part 3, we listed the Green Party of Arkansas’ Ten Key Values. Today we bring you the Libertarian Party of Arkansas.
Like the Green Party, the Libertarian Party is a certified political party. Although, again, we were unable to find a traditional party platform on its website, the LPA does offer a page on “What is a Libertarian?”
According to the page, a libertarian is, “A person who upholds the principles of individual liberty especially of thought and action…a member of a political party advocating libertarian principles.”
It goes on to say the following:
“Libertarians believe in, and pursue, personal freedom while maintaining personal responsibility. The Libertarian Party itself serves a much larger pro-liberty community with the specific mission of electing Libertarians to public office.
“Libertarians strongly oppose any government interfering in their personal, family and business decisions. Essentially, we believe all Americans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit as long as they do no harm to another.
“In a nutshell, we are advocates for a smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.”
You can read the LPA’s entire page on “What is a Libertarian?” here.