Liberty Library

This is a personal compilation of web resources that are dedicated to or helpful to the exercise of liberty. If you would like to suggest a resource, please send me an e-mail.



Second Amendment / Gun Rights

  • Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) - While most gun rights organizations focus their efforts on lobbying Congress, the SAF focuses on the courts. They provide legal support to numerous cases around the country. They litigated for the groundbreaking McDonald vs. Chicago SCOTUS victory.
  • Gun Owners of America (GOA) - Legislative watchdog lobbies Congress and provides members with alerts and tools for getting pro-active politically. They are more consistent in defending gun rights, but are a newer and smaller organization than the NRA.
  • National Rifle Association (NRA) - Legislative watchdog lobbies Congress and provides members with alerts and tools for getting pro-active politically. They also have been at the forefront in promoting gun safety.
  • Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JFPO) - This group produces movies and books in addition to their lobbying efforts against gun control.
  • Keep and Bear Arms (KABA) - "Grassroots" organization that encourages members to be active in defending second amendment rights.

Economic Liberty

  • Ludwig von Mises Institute - The place to go to learn about the Austrian School of economics and libertarian political and social theory. Offers many essential books for free. Subscribe to their email list for daily alerts.
  • Zero Hedge - Alternative news/opinion financial blog exposes shenanigans with the centrally planned economy. While there is a lot of noise in the comments, the coverage of important topics makes this site worth visiting several times each day.
  • Gold Anti-Trust Association (GATA) - Bill Murphy, Ted Butler, Adrian Douglas, et. al. have been exposing issues in the gold and precious metals markets for years. Long considered a fringe conspiracy group, GATA has gained considerable credibility in the last year or so as many of their claims have been proven true.
  • The Daily Bell - News and articles from The Foundation for the Advancement of Free-Market Thinking (FAFMT).
  • Max Keiser - While Max is not pro-liberty per se (he often espouses some far left political ideals), he does a great job of highlighting financial issues that don't get covered anywhere else.
  • The Library of Economics and Liberty (Econlib) - Dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. Publishes articles, blog posts and podcasts in addition to an email newsletter.
  • The Foundation for Rational Economics and Education and National Endowment for Liberty (FREE-NEFL) - Archive repository for Ron Paul's monthly Freedom Report newsletter. As of June 2011, the archive contains past issues from 1999 through 2008.

Civil Liberties

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation - Premier defender of free speech, privacy, and free market innovation for the digital age (ie. related to the internet/computing). The EFF litigates in the courts, publishes articles and offers tools for people to be pro-active in civil liberty issues.
  • American Civil Liberties Union - The ACLU has it's critics, but since 9/11, the ACLU has been active in fighting Dept. of Homeland Security abuses under the Patriot Act.

Political

  • Ron Paul Forums (RPF) - This Ron Paul centric discussion forum is a community of pro-liberty activists and enthusiasts. You can find discussions on just about any topic here.
  • Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) - Promoting the philosophy and ideals of liberty in the Republican party. A great resource for Republicans who want to get politically active.
  • Daily Paul - This Ron Paul centric blog highlights news, videos and issues.
  • Democratic Freedom Caucus (DFC) - Much smaller than their Republican counterpart, the DFC promotes libertarian ideals within the Democratic party.

Non-Partisan

  • Lew Rockwell (LRC) - Publishes articles from a range of well known authors. Has an extensive archive of material covering numerous topics - including archives of work from Murray Rothbard and Ron Paul.
  • Oath Keepers - Non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who take their oath to uphold the Constitution seriously. They vow to disobey blatantly unconstitutional orders.
  • Campaign For Liberty - Organization of activists mobilizes to support liberty issues.
  • 10th Amendment Center - Promotes limited Federal government and State's rights.
  • The Independent Institute - Think tank that sponsors studies of major political, social, economic, legal, environmental and foreign policy issues. They have a library of articles in the Issues section of their site.
  • Thirty-Thousand.org - Dedicated to the principle of proportionally equitable representation. They advocate expanding the size of the House of Representatives to make individual representatives more accountable to their constituency, to lower barriers to entry (ie. cost) in running for office and to lessen the influence of corporate lobbyists.

Media

  • Infowars - Alternative media site that takes a strong conspiratorial viewpoint to world events. While some may discount the site because it is associated with conspiracy monger Alex Jones, Infowars actually does a great job of highlighting and breaking news relevant to the fight for liberty.
  • The New American - Electronic archive of the biweekly print magazine dedicated to the support of the U.S. Constitution and the principles upon which our Constitution is based.
  • Neithercorp Press - Self styled "Outlaw Media" site publishes articles from a range of authors on a number of different topics.

Tools for Empowerment

  • Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) - Learn about the citizen's ultimate trump card against unconstitutional or unjust laws - juror nullification.
  • Qik.com - While video taping the police while they are on duty may be legal in 48 states, that doesn't mean they are going to like it (or won't confiscate or destroy your camera). Qik.com faciliates streaming of video from your smart phone directly to the internet via 4G networks. Remote storage provides insurance against confiscation or destruction of video evidence.
  • Flex Your Rights - Learn how to assert your rights when dealing with the police. Here's an example of their work:


  • Don't talk to the police - Understand what is happening from a legal perspective when you are being questioned by the police:


  • Freedom Atlas - Find and coordinate with liberty-minded activists in your area. The Freedom Atlas makes finding Meetup, Facebook, Yahoo! etc. groups easy to find.
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