America was founded as a republic with a representative democracy. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most historically significant documents that represents a milestone in the development of humans, akin to the Magna Carta. With the principles of limited government in mind, the founders believed in a government that protected its citizens’ natural rights and used representative voting as a means for “rule by majority” to ensure a “common good”.
If you follow any libertarian outlet on the Internet, you’ll notice that there are numerous strands of libertarianism. I will not detail all of them, but they all share something in common: a very limited or nonexistent government and absolute rights to person and property. I would probably most closely identify as a minarchist. As a result of the multitudes of libertarian beliefs, I have decided to begin structuring my own libertarian perspective.