If memory serves me right, it has been argued by many that the founding fathers of this country would be classified as Libertarian in modern day politics. States' rights, the privacy of the individual and the respect of personal choices all form the core ideals of a party that seeks to return the government to its proverbial roots. Some classify Libertarians as Conservatives, others as Liberals, but in truth, a Libertarian is a political creature that is not so easily defined. Such is the case with my choice for Iron Blogger Libertarian.
In contrast to the Churchill adage that the young start out as liberals and become conservatives later, Vinod's political awareness started deeply in Libertarian land and has only recently softened into a softer "Classical Liberalism" - see Am I Libertarian?
for an example. Vs. Liberals & Greens, he is more apt to recognize Governance failures than market ones and the Tragic view of human nature rather than the Utopian one. Vs. Social Conservatives, he is more apt to recognize the modern primacy of economics and market participation as the unifying basis of culture rather than religion and convention.
Vinod, you have been summoned to defend the Libertarian principles against all challengers. Your analytical thinking and scientific methods of argument shall be your shield and sword in the battles to come.