Many libertarians and libertarian-minded Americans have various organizations bookmarked in their web browsers. Others who may not have identified themselves as 'libertarian' may be surprised to learn they are libertarian as they search for other labels for themselves other than liberal or conservative. As we wrote yesterday, Americans have been disassociating themselves from both the Democratic and Republican parties, so they may be looking for a political party, like the Libertarian Party which may be closer to their point of view.
We are including what we view are the 12 best websites libertarians can go to for the best information on policy and news. This list is not intended to be the definitive guide to libertarian websites and is subjective, so if you have others you would like others to know about, create a comment below.
Besides being self-serving by including this column, the list includes the Libertarian Party, Reason, the CATO Institute, The Atlas Society, Lew Rockwell, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Adam vs. The Man, Learn Liberty, Institute for Justice, Reason Foundation and Advocates for Self Government.
The Libertarian Party is a national political party working to change policy and elected libertarians to public office.
Libertarians believe that being free and independent is a great way to live. They want a system which encourages all people to choose what they want from life; that lets them live, love, work, play, and dream their own way.
The Institute for Justice
Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice is what a civil liberties law firm should be. As the national law firm for liberty, we stick to a clear mission engaging in cutting-edge litigation and advocacy both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government. Our four pillars of litigation are private property, economic liberty, free speech and school choice. Simply put, we seek a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society.
The Institute for Justice is a 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax-deductible.
The CATO Institute
The CATO Institute is a public policy research organization working to help the public understand the benefits to free markets and the inherent freedom for individuals.
Reason Magazine has developed into more than just a magazine, but an online powerhouse of libertarian-minded news and information promoting the benefits of the free market and individual freedom.
The Reason Foundation is the public policy research arm of Reason studying everything from public transportation to the health care system to foreign policy.
Host Adam Kokesh reveals the reality of government based not on protecting the freedoms of the people, but exploiting them to perpetuate its own power and serve its sponsors. But the show’s not just about politics: it’s about living like a free, dignified human being, living like government doesn’t exist, and loving it. Adam’s experience as a United States Marine, Republican Congressional candidate, and all-around badass activist, make him uniquely qualified to take down the man behind the curtain.
LewRockwell.com is an online news aggregate containing libertarian stories and commentary. The website promotes information against foreign invasions while promoting a free market of economy and ideas.
Advocates for Self-Government
The Atlas Society
The Atlas Society is an organization most driven by the Ayn Rand philosophy of Objectivism, which encourages individuals to think with reason. It also promotes individual as well as business freedom.
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Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.