You've taken the first step towards defending Liberty for all.
As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice their values or property for the benefit of others. We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force a
The individual should be free to make his or her own choices according to his or her own desires, as long as those choices don't infringe on the rights of others.
The only responsibility of government is to protect the rights of its citizens. In no way should the government use its laws -- tax law, regulations on business, censorship laws -- to coerce or influence the free choices of its citizens. The only actions that should be forbidden by law are murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping and fraud.
If I believe in the freedom to make my own life choices, then I should tolerate the free choices of others, as long as they do me no harm.
A limited government should not interfere with or attempt to influence the economy. The government should never provide subsidies or bailouts to artificially prop up certain industries, like agriculture, banks, or the auto industry. Instead, free choice and fair competition should reign. If businesses compete on a level playing field, and consumers are allowed to freely choose among them, then the free market will dictate fair prices and fair wages.
You are responsible for your personal choices, able to take care of yourself and capable to do for others as you expect them to do unto you. Conversely, others are free to live their lives as they see fit and are responsible for their choices. We believe in tolerance toward others and respect for self-sovereignty.