National Politics

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Libertarian Party

http://www.lp.org/introduction/what-is-the-libertarian-party

The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971. Their vision is for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office, and moving public policy in a libertarian direction.


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Reason Foundation

http://www.reason.org
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Reason advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Reason produces respected public policy research on a variety of issues and publishes the critically acclaimed monthly magazine, Reason. Reason Foundation's nonpartisan public policy research promotes choice, competition, and a dynamic market economy as the foundation for human dignity and progress. Reason produces rigorous, peer reviewed research and directly engages the policy process, seeking strategies that emphasize cooperation, flexibility, local knowledge, and results. Through practical and innovative approaches to complex problems, Reason seeks to change the way people think about issues, and promote policies that allow and encourage individuals and voluntary institutions to flourish.


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Project Vote Smart

http://www.votesmart.org
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Providing the backgrounds of thousands of political candidates nationwide plus their voting records, campaign contributions, public statements, interest group ratings, biographical data including work history, and contact information.


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Advocates for Self-Government

http://www.theadvocates.org/

Since 1985, the Advocates for Self-Government has worked to bring about a free society by empowering those who love liberty to become highly successful at taking the ideas of individual freedom and responsibility, free markets, and peace to the world. Attempting to change the dominant political "map" from the old, inaccurate "left-right" model -- which excludes libertarians -- to a more accurate and inclusive map such as that found on the World's Smallest Political Quiz.


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CATO Institute

http://www.cato.org
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The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government.


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Young Americans For Liberty

http://www.yaliberty.org/

The mission of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle." Our goal is to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates, and direction of our government.


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Institute for Humane Studies

http://www.theihs.org
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The mission of IHS is to support the achievement of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented, productive students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and who demonstrate the potential to help change the current climate of opinion to one more congenial to the principles and practice of freedom.


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Southern Poverty Law Center

http://www.splcenter.org
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The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. The SPLC is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups. Their innovative Teaching Tolerance program produces and distributes free of charge documentary films, books, lesson plans and other materials that promote tolerance and respect in our nation's schools. They are based in Montgomery, Ala., the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement.


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Americans for Prosperity

http://www.americansforprosperity.org/index.php
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AFP is an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state and federal levels. The grassroots members of AFP advocate for public policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint.


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Competitive Enterprise Institute

http://www.cei.org
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The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of free enterprise and limited government. We believe that individuals are best helped not by government intervention, but by making their own choices in a free marketplace.


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Government Accountability Project

http://www.whistleblower.org
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The Government Accountability Project’s mission is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists.


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Mercatus Center

George Mason University

http://www.mercatus.org
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A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society's most pressing problems. Their mission is to generate knowledge and understanding of how institutions affect the freedom to prosper and find creative solutions to overcome barriers that prevent individuals from living free, prosperous, and peaceful lives.


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Maryland Public Policy Institute

http://www.mdpolicy.org

The Maryland Public Policy Institute is a nonpartisan public policy research and education organization that focuses on Maryland state policy issues. Our goal is to provide accurate and timely research analysis of Maryland policy issues and market these findings to key primary audiences. The mission of the Maryland Public Policy Institute is to formulate and promote public policies at all levels of government based on principles of free enterprise, limited government, and civil society.



Taxes

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National Taxpayer Union Foundation

http://www.ntu.org/foundation/
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The National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) provides timely and original information promoting the benefits of lower taxes and limited government. Their work covers a wide range of important public policy issues, including tax reform, economic growth, Congressional budget tracking, interest group analysis, and entitlement reform. NTUF is actively engaged in the policy formation process at the academic, judicial, and political levels. NTUF's BillTally and VoteTally cost accounting systems serve as systems for evaluating Congressional spending. NTUF engages in research on state and local finances and sponsors a biannual educational conference for state and local taxpayer activists.



Educational Choice

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The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

http://www.edchoice.org
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The Friedman Foundation strives to educate parents, public policy makers and organizations about the desperate need to return power to the parents of America who have minimal choices and limited voices in the education of their children. The Foundation serves as an important resource for parents and community groups who want greater choice in education, and are ready to fight for it. The Foundation is the only national organization dedicated solely to advancing the vision of an education system where all parents are free to choose, and they bring an unsurpassed clarity of purpose to the education reform debate.



Drug Policy

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Marijuana Policy Project

http://www.mpp.org
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The Marijuana Policy Project works to minimize the harm associated with marijuana, both the consumption of marijuana and the laws that are intended to prohibit such use. MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison. To this end, MPP focuses on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors. MPP pursues its work along two parallel tracks: making marijuana medically available to patients in need (known as "legalizing medical marijuana"), and taxing and regulating marijuana for general adult use (known as "marijuana regulation").


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Drug Policy Alliance

http://www.drugpolicy.org
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The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more. Their mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.



Immigration

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http://www.us-english.org

U.S.ENGLISH, Inc. is the nation's oldest, largest citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. U.S.ENGLISH believes that the passage of English as the official language will help to expand opportunities for immigrants to learn and speak English, the single greatest empowering tool that immigrants must have to succeed.



Bumper Stickers

http://www.libertystickers.com

Sassy bumper stickers in support of Liberty


"The world has never had a good definition of the word ‘liberty.’ The American people just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty. But in using the same word, we do not all mean the same thing. What constitutes the bulwark of our liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling seacoasts - these are not our reliance against tyranny. Our reliance is in the love of liberty, which God has planted in our bosom. Our defence is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own door.

"At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, could not, by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then, is the approach of danger to be expected?

"I answer that if it ever reach us, it must spring from amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we ourselves must be the authors and finishers. As a nation of free men, we must live through our times or die by suicide. Let reverence for the law be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in the schools, in the seminaries and in the colleges; let it be written in primers, in spelling books and almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls and enforced in courts of justice; and in short, let it become the political religion of the nation. And let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly at its altar. And let us strive to deserve, as far as mortals may, the continued care of Divine Providence, trusting that in future national emergencies, He will not fail to provide us the instruments of safety and security. Let us not be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the government, nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it." - Abraham Lincoln




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