Below are links to web sites that our readers have found to be valuable and relevant. We encourage you to suggest your web site for inclusion if you subscribe to the idea and principles of individual liberty.
- Mackinac Center for Public Policy "If you sincerely believe in liberty, free enterprise and sound policy, then investing in the Mackinac Center means putting your money where your heart is. You're joining a growing family of good citizens committed to these ideals, who understand the importance of sticking with the effort until we win. You're doing nothing less than making history on behalf of a great cause, and at least in terms of earthly endeavors, there are few things more animating and satisfying than that."-Lawrence W. Reed, President.
- Dr. Mary J. Ruwart Dr. Mary Ruwart's website sells her books and audio and video tapes, which clearly explain how the libertarian philosophy applies to a spectrum of issues. She also writes a regular column for the Advocates of Self Government. Her best known book is Healing Our World, but all of her writings are highly recommended.
- Constitution Society "... was founded in response to the growing concern that noncompliance with the Constitution for the United States of America and most state constitutions is creating a crisis of legitimacy that threatens freedom and civil rights. Although the focus here is on government in the United States, coverage also includes the rest of the world, and private as well as public organizations. We maintain that the principles of constitutional republicanism are universal, and applicable to all nations, although not well understood or upheld by most. We also examine the related principles of federalism and nomocracy, the rule of law, of nomology, the science of law, and show how those principles are applicable to solving the fundamental problem of avoiding excessive or unbalanced concentrations of power.
- FORCES International Forces.org was attracted to our website by our several postings debunking the phony claims about secondhand smoke. We do not smoke or promote smoking; our interest is sound science and intelligent public policy—but these are not evident in the wave of state and local anti-smoking ordinances, which are based on junk science and the systematic violation of individual rights (specifically, property rights). As Dr. Michael Siegel, a medical doctor and public health official with 21 years experience in tobacco research, put it: “The anti-smoking movement is driven by an agenda—an agenda that will not allow science, sound policy analysis, the law, or ethics to get in its way.” Although Forces.org was created to fight local smoking bans, the CEO of that organization has written, “It soon became clear that smoking was just the cutting edge of a general mentality that is repressive in nature and dishonest in essence. Junk science is but an excuse to forward agendas of social and economic control at a planetary scale: tobacco, industries, food and a thousand other issues.... It was clear then that the issues had to be expanded beyond the narrow band of smoking.” He also wrote: “Our group concerns itself not just with the passive/active smoke issue but, more in general, with the alarmist, health-obsessed, zero-risk, zero-tolerance mentality that seems to prevail today.” Amen.
- Cato Institute The best think-tank on individual liberty, free markets and peace.
- Friends of Science The Friends of Science website is excellent on global warming. It contains a marvelous, very professionally done five-part video that you can download, from which you can see and hear a half-dozen real experts in various aspects of climate science debunk the global warming nonsense. It also has a number of papers of varying lengths, all very readable for the layman, which are excellent.
- Libertarian Press "... was established in 1952 by Fredrick Nymeyer, a businessman who understood the true nature of personal liberty, private property, and the profit motive. He offered exceptional books on Austrian economics and the free society. Today, the Press continues to promote Austrian economics and the freedom philosophy in the Nymeyer tradition."
- Science & Environment Policy Project The Science and Environmental Policy Project website (SEPP) is that of Dr. S. Fred Singer, one of the world's foremost atmospheric physicists. Here are some of his impressive credentials: Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, University of Virginina; Distinguished Research Professor, Institute for Space Science and Technology; Distinguished Research Professor, George Mason University; received the First Science Award from the British Interplanetary Society; and was elected to the International Academy of Astronautics. He founded the astrophysics department at the University of Miami. He served as: Vice Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmospheres; Chief Scientist for the U.S. Dept. of Transportation; Deputy Assistant Administrator at EPA; Director of the Center for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Maryland; Research Physicist, Upper Atmosphere Rocket Program, Johns Hopkins University; and Visiting Scholar at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Calif. Inst. of Technology. And by the way, he founded the U.S. Weather Satellite Service and invented the device for measuring ozone in the stratosphere. He has also written fourteen books and hundreds of scholarly articles in professional journals. His website is mostly about global warming; in this, it is the most extensive, detailed, and lucid site we know of on this subject. The site occasionally comments on various environmental issues besides global warming. It is always worth reading.
- Institute for Justice "Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice is what a civil liberties law firm should be. As our nation's only libertarian public interest law firm, 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."
- Ludwig Von Mises Institute Advancing Austrian Economics, Liberty, and Peace for 30 years.