Freedom and Responsibility

What is the Libertarian Party of West Virginia's position on Freedom and Responsibility?


Personal responsibility is discouraged by the government of West Virginia limiting individuals the opportunity to exercise it. In fact, the denial of freedom fosters irresponsibility.


Individuals must be free to make choices for themselves so long as their actions do not adversely effect or have negative consequences on other citizens; and to accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make. We must accept the right of other West Virginians to choose for themselves if we are to have the same right. Our support of an individual's right to make choices in life does not mean that we necessarily approve or disapprove of those choices. People must accept personal responsibility for the consequences of their actions.


Libertarian policies will promote a society where people are free to make and learn from their own decisions.


Transitional Action:
Repeal all laws that presume government knows better than the individual how to run that person’s life. Encourage private sector dissemination of information to help consumers make informed decisions on products and services. Enforce laws against fraud and misrepresentation.