Is Libertarianism the same as Anarchy?
Libertarianism is rooted in the idea of liberty and non aggression. Anarchy, which is commonly seen as violence and destruction of property is the opposite of Libertarianism. The Libertarian platform is based on an idea of very limited government. Libertarians realize that government has one real power and that is the power of force. That force should not be used to try to build society but instead it should be there to protect individual liberty, property, and contracts. When these things are secure we are free to live our lives as we each see fit. We are not allowed to impose our will upon fellow humans and the same goes for others against us. With that liberty secure we can voluntarily work together to build upon a solid foundation of liberty and real justice.