is someone who feels the individual
is the best place to look for governance
. The individualist-anarchist does not believe in big government
as a solution, and he or she is opposed to gun control
, prefering empowerment
of the individual, and de-emphasizes society
and social norm
Robert Heinlein is the preeminent sci-fi writer of the I-A persuasion, and Lazarus Long is a prototypical I-A character.
People of I-A inclination are not likely to take part in political activities, but when they do, they typically vote conservatively, since that is the party most likely to reduce the size of the government and leave the power in the hands of the individual. Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin might be described as individualist-anarchists by nature, if not by action.