Yes, we do.
“Libertarian” at its essence means an advocate of the doctrine of free will and individual liberty. Or, as the Libertarian Party states on the banner of its website: “Minimum Government, Maximum Freedom.” Just how many Americans actually endorse the philosophy has never been easy to measure. The Libertarian Party claims some 250,000 registered voters among the more than 235 million voting-age Americans.
While there are few capital “L” Libertarians, many others clearly have libertarian-like views that favor a fiscally conservative, socially tolerant way of governing.
The philosophy — religious freedom, self-governance, a representative democracy that responds to the will of the people instead of ruling over the people — has been a part of the fabric of America since the 13 colonies waged a war for political independence from Britain.