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Religion and Liberty

by George H. Smith

Freedom of worship is an individual right and natural right that many people and groups have fought for throughout history.

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Republicanism, Classical

by Jason Kuznicki

Classical Republicans were early advocates of constitutionalism and the rule of law. Their work is foundational to political theory today.

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Responsibility

by Rod L. Evans

Personal freedom and personal responsibility go hand-in-hand. An over-reliance on the government due to the welfare state corrodes both.

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Revolution, Right of

by Robert M. S. McDonald

Many classical liberal writers believed in the right of revolution as a natural right that could be utilized when government failed to serve its purpose.

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Rights, Natural

by Fred Miller

Natural rights are the basic rights held by all individuals by merits of being human; i.e., those rights that exist pre-government and may not be violated.

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Rights, Theories of

by Douglas Rasmussen

In this entry, Douglas Rasmussen offers justification for protecting individual rights from the perspectives of several schools of thought.