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wheres NPOV? this is wrote from an american libertarian/capitalist POV, there are many libertarian socialists out there who'd have a thing or two to say about this. (forgot to sign sorry :P) 86.147.60.184 (talk) 13:11, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Would you mind fixing it? Griffinofwales (talk) 21:12, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

I'm adding to this articleEdit

According to the main page,

Simple does not mean little. Writing in Simple English means that simple words are used. It does not mean readers want simple information. Articles do not have to be short to be simple; expand articles, include a lot of information, but use basic vocabulary.

I am adding information to this article. Hopefully with my addition of information, this article will qualify for the very good articles section.

Specifically, I'm going to explain, in simple English, that the philosophy (ideas) of libertarianism derive from (come from) the concept (idea) of self-ownership (people owning their own bodies). I will say that the concept is called "self-ownership" or "individual sovereignty" only because those are indeed the terms. I will not use the term "sovereignty" again anywhere in the article.

I will give a bit of historical background to libertarianism, explaining that it arose as a movement first in the 1800s in the abolitionist movement. (Does anyone have a simpler word for "movement"?)

I will expand upon the libertarian's opposition to initiated violence. I will use the word "start" instead of "initiate." I also will explain that libertarians call this the "nonaggression axiom" or "nonaggression principle," but only because that's what the idea is called. I will not use those terms again anywhere in the article.

I will also explain, in simple terms, the differing views on self-defence within the libertarian movement.

I will explain the libertarian view on property. Although I will tell the reader that libertarians call their principle the "Homestead principle," I will not use the term anywhere else in the article. (Does anyone have a simpler word for "homestead?)

Next, I will explain to the reader, in very simple terms, what the libertarian thinks about the state. I will use words like "stop" instead of "prevent." I will explain that libertarians do not believe in any laws where there is no victim. I will use the term "believe in" rather than "advocate."

The only problem, I think, is that I don't have a simpler word for "legitimate." Do you? If so, please replace the word "legitimate" with the simpler term.

Finally, I'll expand upon the two types of libertarians, by explaining in simple terms what minarchists advocate and what anarchists advocate.

Please, if any of you have any terms that are simpler than the ones I use, replace them!

Thanks for whatever help you can provide in simplifying the words in this article.

Thanks,

98.117.49.203 (talk) 19:14, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Vandalism!Edit

I tried editing this page three times. Each time, someone vandalised the page by deleting my edit.

The first time, ChenzwBot deleted my additions.

The second time, TeleComNasSprVen deleted my additions.

The third time, ChenzwBot again deleted my additions.

I wrote on their talk pages that my edits were legitimate, and that if they thought any of my terms were not simple enough, they should edit those terms. But they keep insisting on destructively editing this article. Why?

Neither has provided even a bit of justification for their edits. I have provided a great deal of justification for mine.

Sincerelly,

98.117.49.203 (talk) 19:26, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

I have restored your edit. ChenzwBot is a robot. It cannot understand you. πr2 (talk • changes) 19:28, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. 98.117.49.203 (talk) 19:29, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Types of libertariansEdit

I think this whole section should come out. It is really not helpful to our wiki to go into such detail, flooded with red links, unsimplified and unreferenced. Macdonald-ross (talk) 18:27, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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