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The libertarian, or "classical liberal," perspective is that individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary."
believe in strict fiscal policies and loose personal policies
Originally posted by PurdueNuc
A liberal believes that government should have full control over these. Americans are not free to choose what social programs to support; we must pay taxes to cover social security, welfare, Medicare, education, etc. The government decides what specifically this money should go towards. A conservative or libertarian believes that people should be free to decide where their money goes. That's the difference.
I hope that makes sense. One question: why is this in RATS?