Libertarians use a caring, people-centered approach to politics. Politicians too frequently forget that their laws and regulations affect real human beings. Libertarians never lose sight of the fact that each individual is unique and has great potential. Libertarians want a system which encourages us all to discover the best within ourselves, and to make the most of it.
In dealing with political issues, libertarians ask, “Is anyone violating another’s rights?” If the answer is yes — if someone is committing murder, rape, robbery, theft, fraud, arson, trespass, etc. — then it is proper to call on the government. If no one is being harmed, the government should not get involved.