Libertarians in Thailand

Promoting Freedom in an Authoritarian nation


lib·er·tar·i·an: One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

“Libertarianism is a philosophy. The basic premise of libertarianism is that each individual should be free to do as he or she pleases so long as he or she does not harm others. In the libertarian view, societies and governments infringe on individual liberties whenever they tax wealth, create penalties for victimless crimes, or otherwise attempt to control or regulate individual conduct which harms or benefits no one except the individual who engages in it.” — definition written by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service

“Libertarianism is, as the name implies, the belief in liberty. Libertarians believe that each person owns his own life and property, and has the right to make his own choices as to how he lives his life – as long as he simply respects the same right of others to do the same.”
Sharon Harris, President, Advocates for Self-Government

“Free minds and free markets.”
— slogan of Reason magazine, a prominent libertarian publication

“As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives, and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.

“We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.

“Consequently, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.”
— from the Preamble to the Libertarian Party Platform

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A libertarian view is the antonym (opposite) of an authoritarian. The core principle is that all humans have an inherit right to their individual freedom. A freedom from governmental oppression or abuse from their fellow man. A freedom to determine what is best for oneself. A freedom to make mistakes. A freedom to achieve greatness no-matter ones background.

Thailand lacks any anti-authoritarian ideology driven parties. We wish to change that.

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