Mason was a Virginian statesman who decried the centralization of government authority and was one of the major supporters of a written Bill of Rights.
The right to bear arms, though vaguely written and often debated, is a Constitutional guarantee that protects the right for self-protection.
Term limits played a crucial role in early US state governments. While a standard for executives, term limits are still debated for members of Congress.
David Boaz highlights movies with strong themes of liberty.
Affirmative action cannot solve the American dilemma of racial inequality.
Ilya Somin argues that the ignorance of the electorate should lead us to make arguments for limited government.
Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
The French satirist, agitator, writer, and politician Frédéric Bastiat was France’s foremost champion of liberty in the 19th century.
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.
Founding father, scientist, businessman, diplomat—Franklin was America’s original “self-made man.”
Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a prominent activist in the civil rights movement, a spectacular orator, and a practitioner of nonviolent resistance.
James Madison was the fourth President of the United States and was the chief architect of the United States Constitution.
A prolific author and Austrian economist, Murray Rothbard promoted a form of free market anarchism he called “anarcho-capitalism.”