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Libertarian versus Republican comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartLibertarianRepublican
Philosophy Usually, though not always, socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Conservative, right-leaning.
Economic Ideas Believe taxes shouldn't be increased for anyone (including the wealthy) and that wages should be set by the free market. Some are against all taxation. Believe taxes shouldn't be increased for anyone (including the wealthy) and that wages should be set by the free market.
Stance on Military issues Mixed Increased spending
Stance on Gay Marriage Oppose government involvement in personal affairs, whether heterosexual or homosexual. Oppose (some Republicans disagree)
Stance on Abortion Mixed Should not be legal (with some exceptions); oppose Roe v. Wade
Stance on Death Penalty Mixed A large majority of Republicans support the death penalty.

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