it's a belief that life is too precious to be wasted on something as stupid as politics, so let's shrink the areas in which that sort of consenus is necessary to the smallest sphere possible. And then let's let folks live their lives basically however they want as long as they're not infringing on other's people rights to do the same.When viewed from this distilled soundbite of common sense, it's amazing libertarianism is so unpopular (from both sides) all across these United States (and pretty much everywhere else, too).
We Are All Libertarians Now [Ok, Probably Not You. But I am]
In defending [distinguishing?] himself from being "the most famous liberaltarian", Reason's Nick Gillespie gives a wonderfully succinct definition of what it is to be a libertarian: