Libertarian Party

A Summary of the
Libertarian Party
The Third Largest Party


The Libertarian Party, a U.S. political party, is devoted to the principles of Libertarianism. It supports the rights of individuals to exercise virtual sole authority over their lives and sets itself against the traditional services and regulatory and coercive powers of federal, state, and local governments. For Complete Information see Libertarian Platform

On December 11, 1971, in the home of Luke Zeller a group of friends gathered to discus the posibility of forming a new Political Party. After many more meetings and much debate the group settled on the new Party's platform. The founding group included: John Hospers, Edward Crane, Manuel Klausner, Murray Rothbard, Roy Childs, D Frank Robinson, Theodora (Tonie) Nathan, and Jim Dean.

A press conference announcing the new party was held on January 31, 1972. On July 17, 1972, the Libertarian Party became formaly established with Party Headquarters in Westminster, Co.


For more information see: Full History