American Political Party
The Libertarian Party was founded in the home of Colorado Springs resident David Nolan on December 11, 1971 by members who viewed the dominant
Republican and Democratic parties as having diverged from the libertarian principles of the American Founding Fathers. As of 2010, 225,000
voters are registered with
the Libertarian Party in 30 states, making it the fifth largest of America's parties. Hundreds of Libertarian candidates have been elected or appointed to
public office, and thousands have run for office under the Libertarian banner. The platform of the Libertarian Party includes favoring minimally regulated,
laissez-faire markets, strong civil liberties, minimally regulated migration across borders, and non-interventionism in foreign policy that respects
freedom of trade and travel to all foreign countries.