Our Principles

Preamble and Statement of Principles


The Libertarian Party of Texas strives for a nation where every individual enjoys the unalienable right to live, to be free and to prosper to their fullest potential without hindrance from person or entity; a nation where everyone has the freedom to pursue their happiness as long as they respect other’s rights to pursue theirs.

We believe that respect for constitutional rights is crucial for building a free and prosperous nation. Consequently, we look after each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, understanding that they are responsible for their own choices, trusting that they are able to take care of themselves, and believing that they are capable to do for others as they expect them to do unto them.

This section of our site presents our party’s basic principles and some of the policies derived from them. Our goal, however, is nothing more nor less than the reestablishment of a constitutional government, as originally conceived.

Statement of Principles

The Libertarian Party of Texas, following the footsteps of our nation’s founding fathers, seeks full respect for the constitutional rights of all people without hindrance from any person or entity.

Every human being is inherently free to live and act as he or she sees fit, pursuing his or her happiness as long as they respect other’s rights to do the same.

Government’s principal role is to protect your freedom and your constitutional rights of Life, Liberty, and Property, all crucial rights for building a free and prosperous society. Government should be the necessary size to efficiently support this constitutional duty and effectively maintain the rule of law.

The protective force of government must only be used in response to attack, fraud, or other initiation of force against an individual, group or government by another individual, group or government.

Government was not conceived as an intermediary for voluntary and contractual relations among individuals; it should only be concerned with the prevention or rectification of acts of fraud. Nor was one of its purposes to redistribute wealth or provide special privilege to any group. All people are equal under the law, free to deal with one another in a free market system, respectful of individual rights.