You’re not a libertarian; you’re a conservative! American conservatives tend to be friendly to economic freedom but don’t extend the presumption of freedom to the personal lives of others. While a libertarian may have “conservative values,” what differentiates libertarians from conservatives is that libertarians don’t believe in using force on other people, but rely on persuasion and moral example instead.
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This quiz is drawn from page 377 of The Libertarian Mind. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Cato Institute or its scholars or officers.