As part of the overthrow of the French monarchy in 1789, this document served as the first attempt at capturing the ideals of a possible French Republic.
One of the major debates over the U.S. Constitution was between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, largely over the role of the states and a Bill of Rights.
James Madison was instrumental in creating the values behind the United States Constitution, both as one of its primary authors and in his own writings.
The content and necessity of the first 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, first debated by Federalists and Anti-Federalists, remains relevant today.
Freedom of speech is a pillar of a free society. In this entry, Alan Charles Kors discusses how it has been attacked even in modern democracies.
Throughout history, church and state have become increasingly separate as institutions. Most Libertarians favor this shift as it weakens state authority.
Albert Jay Nock was an influential writer who criticized political action and protested state interventionism at all levels.
On transportation, libertarians suggest that instead of providing mediocre services, governments set guidelines and encourage private solutions.
Libertarians support competition-based private planning of urban areas, rather than solutions that hinge on the government controlling property.
Civil Society refers to the interests, discussions, and institutions used by a society that form without government force by the choices of individuals.
With his electoral vote in 1972 and presidential campaign in 1976, Roger Lea MacBride expanded the influence of the Libertarian Party.
An activist and author involved in both the conservative and libertarian movements, Hess opposed taxation and promoted neighborhood self-sufficiency.
The Declaration of Independence famously spoke of right to “the pursuit of happiness,” a phrase that has been questioned as to its extent and meaning.
The New Deal was a series of government programs aimed at those hurt by the Great Depression, which majorly expanded the size and expense of government.
The Progressive Era of the early 20th century brought a new wave of socio-economic reform that fueled a much more interventionist government.
The dangers of war make it necessary to prevent hasty entry to war. It should be worrying, therefore, that controls on executive war-making have waned.
Tonie Nathan was the running mate of 1976 Libertarian presidential candidate John Hospers and the first woman to receive an electoral vote.
The first presidential candidate of the Libertarian party, John Hospers played an important role in organizing libertarians for political action.