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    Libertarian Conservatism

    "The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self-interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state."

    Ron Paul

    Libertarian Conservatism (BertCon) also known as Fusionism, Conservative Libertarianism (ConBert) or Conservatarianism is an economically and culturally right-wing libertarian ideology who is a combination of Conserv.png Conservatism and Libertarian.png Libertarianism, pretty similar to Paleolib.png Paleolibertarianism, although one could also see Libertarian Conservatism as a group of ideologies rather than a uniform movement, and Paleolib.png Paleolibertarianism as a sub-group within it.

    It advocates for the greatest economic freedom and least possible government interference, both in the economy and social life as a whole, mirroring Clib.png Classical Liberal Lfree.png Laissez-Faire Cap.png Capitalism. It prioritizes liberty and freedom of choice and believes this will help to serve conservative ends. It emphasizes the role of authority and duty in social life[3].

    It can be seen as ideology which emphasizes the promotion of civil liberties and civil society through conservative institutions, such as the family, religion, among others, and authority, while still trying to reduce the overall coercive power and authority derivative from the state.[4]

    A few Libertarian Conservatives hold some socially liberal beliefs on issues like drug legalization or gay rights, but oppose most modern progressive movements and side with conservatives in the culture war. These types are most commonly referred to as South Park Republicans, named after the popular animated show that is said to have first popularized this mindset.


    The term started to be known when a prominent contributor in the National Review, a conservative editorial, Frank Meyer, described his ideology as a fusion of Libertarian.png Libertarian and Conserv.png Conservative ideals in the 1950's[5]. In his most influential book, In Defense of Freedom, Meyer defined freedom in what Isaiah Berlin would label "negative" terms, as the minimization of the use of coercion by the state in its essential role of preventing one person's freedom from intruding upon another's.

    Goldwaterian.png Barry Goldwater

    "The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process."

    Barry Goldwater

    Barry Goldwater was the RepubUS.png Republican senator of Arizona from 1953-1965 and 1969-1987. At the time he was considered to be on the "fringe right-wing" of the party for his opposition to the legacy of the FDRismF.png New Deal and support of Libertarian.png laissez-faire economics, as this had alienated the more moderate and liberal wings of his party. Despite being a member of the NAACP and a supporter of desegregation, Goldwater had reluctantly voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because he believed it partially violated the rights of businesses. He was selected as the RepubUS.png GOP's presidential candidate in 1964, where he lost by a landslide against the Demcr.png Democratic President Neoprog.png Lyndon B. Johnson, after being successfully portrayed as a Rpop-tinfoilhat.png far-right extremist by LBJ's campaign. Although losing, his campaign is credited for pushing the GOP to the right and helping inspire the rise of Reagan.png Ronald Reagan. Despite his stanchly conservative views, he advocated for desegregation in the US military. Goldwater's views on social and cultural issues grew increasingly more libertarian over time nearing the end of his career (he believed that they were an integral part of true conservatism) as by the mid-1980s , he had spoken out in support of Gay.png the LGBT+ people being able to serve in the military, Glibr.png environmental protection, abortion rights and the legalization of medical marijuana.

    RonPaul.png Ron Paul

    Then, in the year 1975, former President of the Cball-US.png United States, Reagan.png Ronald Reagan, in an interview with Reason, trying to appeal to Libertarian circles, declared to "believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism"[6]. Although he was later criticized by many Libertarians, including Rothbard.png Murray Rothbard[7] and Libcon.png Ron Paul, who was previously a supporter of Reagan. Ron Paul later declared being disillusioned with Reagan's administration and expressed his disgust on many policies, such as the 1981 budget bill, and apologized for supporting the former President Ronald Reagan and resigned as congressman.[8].

    Ancapf.png Murray Rothbard

    Radically influenced by Clib.png Classical Liberalism and Regulationism.png anti-regulationism along with being a big advocator of anti-war policies, Rothbard who had become the most influential figure on Libertarian.png US Libertarianism[9] strongly influenced and re-shaped the Old Right movement, after his departure from his alliance with the New Left (Especially within Anmark2.png Market Anarchist circles), which he helped to shape as well and used to build relationships with other Libertarian sectors.

    Rothbard, after breaking with said sector of the New Left, had started to involve more and more in an alliance with the growing Plcn2.png Paleoconservative movement, seen by many observers, within Libertarian.png Libertarian and non-Libertarian circles, as flirting with Altr.png racism and React.png social reaction[10][11]. Rothbard then, regarding these critiques, suggested that Libertarians needed to appeal and make themselves look 'more acceptable' to Conserv.png socially and culturally conservative people, who are a big portion of the American population.

    Paleolib.png Paleolibertarians

    After some time of this alliance with the Paleoconservative movement some Libertarians, such as Lew Rockwell[12] or Jeffrey Tucker, started self-identifying with the term Paleolib.png "Paleolibertarian", more specifically a Christy.png Christian wing of it. These Libertarians continued their opposition to all forms of government intervention, including cultural and social, while still upholding cultural conservatism in social thought and behavior. They opposed a Licentious Libertarianism which advocated for "freedom from bourgeois morality, and social authority."[12] Rockwell later stated to have dropped that self-description[13] because people confused it with a form of "socially-right wing Libertarianism", definition which Libertarians such as Rockwell rejected, instead opting to define it in opposition to "Beltway/Establishment Libertarians". Rockwell also affirmed that Paleoconservatives could be seen as "reducing liberty, not increasing it, through a form of publicly subsidized right to trespass."[14]

    Hoppef.png Hans-Hermann Hoppe

    More recently, and still worth taking note of on the topic of Libertarian Conservative thinkers, we have Hoppef.png Hoppe, whose ideology is yet another form of Libcon.png Libertarian Conservatism and/or Paleolib.png Paleolibertarianism. Hoppe argues that property rights imply exclusion/discrimination, and property owners could establish what he calls private "covenant communities" and may (or may not) agree to exclude certain people, depending on what the owners in said community prefer.
    He also regards ostracism towards certain people within certain community as a viable way of "peacefully relocating" in case the members of the community desire so, by which their relocation is directly advocated for yet does not employ the iniciation of force.[15]
    Hoppe made the argument in favor of ostracism refering especially to certain groups such as Soc.png Socialists, and Dem.png Democracy advocators, who he regarded as a threat to the Libertarian.png libertarian social order in the long run. But, although he's commonly believed that Hoppe hates Gay.png Homosexuals, he doesn't (directly) advocate for ostracism towards them (and similar groups), the quote used as proof of his homophobia are simply examples of people covenant communities could exclude. However, Hoppe has regarded them (homosexuals) as "higher-time preferenced people" and, as was already said, posed the possibility of them being excluded from Trad.png family-oriented communities.
    Hoppe also became even more controversial among Libertarian circles for his advocacy on restricted immigration[16] and his critiques to mainstream Libertarian movements, declaring that Libertarianism should become a culturally conservative movement in nature.[17]
    Hoppe also has argued for the superiority of government systems such as Monarch.png Monarchism or Arist.png Aristocracy above the such as Dem.png Democracy. Although he has stated that, though he believes these systems are superior to democracy, he is not an supporter of them.[18][19]

    Korwinism-Pikselart.png Janusz Korwin-Mikke Korwinism (UPR).png

    In Poland, Korwinism-Pikselart.png Janusz Korwin-Mikke, created a Libertarian Conservative movement around him with certain peculiarities, for example: being favorable to the restoration of the Monarch.png Monarchy in Poland, having anti-democratic positions (Although some Korwinists are not monarchists and instead propose a Republicanismpix.png Presidentialist RepublicPrez.png). They're also in favor of Euroscepticism and Lfree.png Laissez-Faire Cap.png Capitalism. The party has various factions within itself even if for the most part it is simply a Paleolib.png Paleolibertarian Minarchist.png Minarchist-leaning party. It counts with an Ancapf.png Anarcho-Capitalist faction, a Republicanismpix.png Republican faction, a Plcn2.png Paleoconservative faction, a Conlib.png Conservative Liberal faction, among others.


    RonPaul.png Ron Paul Thought

    Ron Paul Thought is the political philosophy of former Texas congressman and 1988, 2008, and 2012 Presidential candidate, Ron Paul. According to some political scientists, Ron Paul has the most Conserv.png Conservative voting record of any member of Congress between 1937 to 2002.[20] He gained the nickname "Dr. No" due to his insistence that he will never vote for any legislation unless the proposed measure is explicitly authorized in Consti.png The Constitution. Paul is a strong anti-interventionist, criticizing Necon.png Neoconservetive foreign policy in the Middle East arguing that meddling in the region inadvertently caused 9/11. On economic issues, Paul is a proponent of Austrobert.png The Austrian School of Economics and is a strong advocate of Fiscon.png Fiscal Conservatism. He promised to never vote to raise taxes and states he has never voted to approve a budget deficit. Furthermore Paul is a strong advocate of ending Bankocracy.png The Federal Reserve System. On social issues, Paul himself is personally against drug use and same-sex marriage, however he also believes that the government should not have the authority to regulate drugs or marriage.

    Sowell.png Sowellism

    Personality and Behavior

    • Usually portrayed as a combination of Boomer behavior with Boogaloo style Libertarianism.
    • "LGBT stands for Liberty, Guns, Beer and Tru-uh I mean, Taxation is theft!"
    • "Darn kids, get off my property!"
    • His favourite cartoon is South Park.

    How to Draw

    Original variant

    Flag of Libertarian Conservatism
    1. Draw a ball,
    2. Make the bottom two thirds Yellow
    3. Make the top Blue and draw 3 white stars in the area.
    4. Draw the eyes, and you're done!
    Color Name HEX RGB
    Yellow #FDDA2B 253, 218, 43
    Blue #3F47CD 63, 71, 205
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255

    Alternative variant

    Flag of Libertarian Conservatism

    1. Draw a ball.
    2. Fill it with light cyan.
    3. Draw a black coiled rattlesnake in the middle.
    4. (Optional) Under the snake write some variation of "no step on snek" or "don't tread on me".
    5. Add the eyes and you're done!
    Color Name HEX RGB
    Light Cyan #00AEEF 0, 174, 239
    Black #141414 20, 20, 20

    Optional props

    • Sunglasses.
    • A gun of choice (either a pump-action shotgun or an assault rifle).
    • A can of beer.



    • Natlib.png National Libertarianism & Paleolib.png Paleolibertarianism - We're almost an exact ideological match, one is more nationalist and the other is more conservative than me, respectively.
    • Korwinism-Pikselart.png Korwinism - The crazy son from Poland of the above, I love your style in agitating leftists.
    • Conserv.png Conservatism - I'm a small wing within associated parties, so he has a lot of appeal to me.
    • Libertarian.png Libertarianism - Says sometimes I betray his principles by compromising with Conservatism. Still based.
    • Conlib.png Conservative Liberalism - Good brother of mine! Slightly more statist but alike otherwise!
    • Clib.png Classical Liberalism - I hereby reclaim the word "liberal" for classical liberalism. This serves as an official notice. - Justin Amash
    • Xbert.png Christian Libertarianism - Church buddy.
    • Hcon.png LGBT Conservatism - Gays should be allowed to get married, and Christian bakers don't have to make them wedding cakes.


    • Liberaltarianism.png Liberaltarianism - I didn't know Democrats had some libertarians in there...
    • Hoppef.png Hoppeanism - More radical than me and honestly, very racist.
    • Obj.png Objectivism - Babe, we're soulmates! Wait, you're an atheist? And pro-choice? And you hate Reagan.png Reagan? Atleast you hate feminism
    • Plcn2.png Paleoconservatism - He leans my ways sometimes, but he's just too statist a lot of the time. Also cut it out with the racism.
    • Ancon.png Anarcho-Conservatism - That's not what I meant by "minimizing the state"... But they're alright, I guess.
    • Neobert.png Neo-Libertarianism - Yeah, I'm gonna need you to drop that pro-war talk.
    • Libertfem.png Libertarian Feminism - A woman has a right to an abortion. That's a decision that's up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. - Barry Goldwater. Other than that, it's complicated...
    • Confed.png Confederalism - States' rights are important but they have limits.
    • Pinkcap.png Pink Capitalism and Bhl.png Bleeding-Heart Libertarianism - I don't exactly hate you... you're better than the regular proggies, but that's it. Still kind of degenerate.
    • Altl.png Alt-Lite - Now look here, boy. I may agree with you on cultural and social issues, but FOR THE UPTEENTH TIME, you are NOT libertarian or liberal even! You're basically Altr.png this guy but less crazy, admit it already!
    • Hillary.png Clintonism - You used to support me [21], what happened? Atleast we both hate those darn Sanders.png Berniebros though.
    • Trumpism.png Trumpism Trump-MAGA-icon.png - Big fan of your tax cuts and what you've done to revive the conservative movement. But please stop trampling on civil liberties.
    • TuckerCarlson.png Tuckerism - You used to be based, but then you abandoned me.
    • Thatcher.png Thatcherism - Great economic and social views, but Statism and Neoconservatism are terrible


    • Marxlen.png Marxism–Leninism - Even if you have based foreign policy, you're still a statist bastard!
    • Trot.png Trotskyism - Unlike your brethren, you don't even have a based foreign policy! Global communism... shiver me timbers.
    • Statlib.png State Liberalism - My opposite.
    • Necon.png Neoconservatism - This whole idea that we have to be in 130 countries and 900 bases... is an old-fashioned idea. - Ron Paul
    • Klep.png Kleptocracy - The government is a criminal organization.
    • Bankocracy.png Bankocracy - End the Fed!
    • Corp.png Corporatocracy - What if "private" corporations, that are intimately tied to the government, do the things that government itself is legally forbidden from doing? This loophole has brought us the circumstances that we deal with today. - Ron Paul.
    • Libfem.png Liberal Feminism - Just another statist puppet.
    • Libsoc.png Libertarian Socialism - Awful oxymoron.
    • Marxfem.png Marxist Feminism - F*ck off.
    • Mao.png Maoism - Totalitarian, Commie and Progressive. Literally my TRUE opposite.
    • Rockrep.png Rockefeller Republicanism - I beat you fair and square, Rockie.
    • Keynes.png Keynesianism - YOU DON'T THINK GOLD IS MONEY?!
    • Authcon.png Authoritarian Conservatism & React.png Reactionarism - I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process. - Barry Goldwater
    • Altr.png Alt-Right - Eric Cartman as a serious ideology.

    Further Information



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    2. Suggested an ‘accommodation’ be made between the Conservative Party and UKIP
    3. Heywood 2015, p. 37
    4. Hans Hermann Hermann (2018). Getting Libertarianism Right
    5. Feser, Edward (December 22, 2001). "What Libertarianism Isn't".
    6. [1]
    7. Rothbard, Murray (1984). [2]. Free Life: The Journal of the Libertarian Alliance. Libertarian Alliance. '4 (1): 1–7. Retrieved September 20, 2020 – via the Mises Institute.
    8. Kutzmann, David M. (May 24, 1988). "Small Party Battles Big Government Libertarian Candidate Opposes Intrusion into Private Lives". San Jose Mercury News: 12A.
    9. Raimondo, Enemy 372-83.
    10. Sheffield, Matthew (2 September 2016). "Where did Donald Trump get his racialized rhetoric? From libertarians" The Washington Post.
    11. Lewis, Matt (23 August 2017). "The Insidious Libertarian-to-Alt-Right Pipeline". The Daily Beast.
    12. 12.0 12.1 Rockwell, Lew. "The Case for Paleo-libertarianism" (PDF) on September 7, 2018.
    13. Kenny Johnsson, Do You Consider Yourself a Libertarian?, interview with Lew Rockwell, May 25, 2007.
    14. Rockwell, Llewellyn H. (May 2, 2002). "What I Learned From Paleoism".
    15. Hoppe, Hans-Hermann (11 April 2005). "My Battle With The Thought Police". Mises Institute. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
    16. Libertarian Papers Vol. 8, No. 1 (2016); Public Property and the Libertarian immigration debate by Simon Guenzl.
    17. Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Democracy: The God That Failed (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction 2001) 189.
    18. From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy by Hans-Hermann Hoppe (2014).
    19. Democracy: The God that failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe (2016).
    20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul#Political_positions
    21. 'Goldwater Girl': Putting Context To A Resurfaced Hillary Clinton Interview



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