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Reagan Interview, July 1975, using “libertarian” to describe his political philosophy (GREAT)
reason.com ^ | July 1975 | Reason Interview
Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:17:19 AM by pending
REAGAN: If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.
The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.