The Libertarian Party of Utah – Platform
We affirm that every individual is the exclusive owner of his/her own life and of all the products of that existence.
We affirm that each individual is responsible for his/her actions and the results and rewards thereof, that freedom does not exist without personal responsibility.
We affirm that no lawful right exists which allows one person to initiate force against another, and we defend the right of any person to resist oppression in any form.
We affirm that rights are neither collective nor additive. No individual or group of individuals has more rights than any one individual.
We therefore affirm that the sole lawful purpose of government is to secure these rights to each and every citizen.
- Law Enforcement, to protect the individual’s right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness;
- A Judicial System, to provide an orderly process of disputes, to facilitate criminal punishment and restitution, and to secure equitable enforcement of voluntary contracts;
- National Defense, to preserve the natural rights of all citizens from all enemies seeking to abridge or violate those rights; and
- Legislative and Executive Functions, that are constitutionally limited to the minimum necessary for the implementation of these lawful purposes.
Our silence about any other particular government law, regulation, ordinance, directive, edict, control, regulatory agency, activity or machination should not be construed as to imply approval.