From Ron Hart, a columnist for the Columbia Daily Herald:
Hundreds of my readers have e-mailed me asking why I am a Libertarian and to define it. And by hundreds I mean about 12.
So I will seek to explain why I tend to be a Libertarian and let you think for yourself whether you might be one, too.
Libertarians believe in personal liberty and freedom with only the most minimal government intrusion. We are fiscally conservative and socially liberal. People make choices and they are held accountable for their outcome. In short, do all the crystal meth you want, just don't expect me to pay for your rehab.
Whole thing here.