Description Dan McCall's original design of Libertas, the Roman goddess and personification of liberty, which the Statue of Liberty was based from as well as numerous state seals and statues on the top of capitols.Here Libertas holds the Constitution in her right hand with a shield (the defense of the Constitution), and her traditional spear in the other which is always vigilantly ready to strike at tyranny.The hat she has on may look familiar. It's called a pileus, and was worn by Roman slaves after they became free. At her feet is a rattle snake, which is always ready to strike at those who look to harm Libertas. The rattle snake was a popular addition to Libertas when the Republic was very new, but has for a long time been left out of images of Libertas.
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Multi-partisan? You guys made that up.
You caught us. But we think the word fits. Liberty Maniacs rejects the false dichotomy of two party political systems because, well, there are other parties out there. It probably doesn't come as a news flash to you that no party is right all the time. So we give credit where credit is due, and give heck where it's due too. In our view, liberty isn't partisan, the absence of it is.
Aren't you just crazy libertarians?
Sure. Of course we are! We tend to think that when it comes down to it about 65% of you are too. I'll show you a brief, albeit simplistic illustration of what we mean. Here's the American Heritage Dictionary's definition of libertarian.
1. One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state.
2. One who believes in free will.
Now if you fall into either category, you're a Liberty Maniac like us. Welcome. Sure, we might have a whole lot of disagreement about the details, but that doesn't change the fact that you're a freedom-loving, free-will professing, liberty junky!