It does not take a majority to prevail ... but
rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of
freedom in the minds of men.
— Attributed to Samuel Adams, but there is no evidence he wrote it, and the terms "irate" and "brushfire" are anachronistic. However, it is still a good saying, whoever wrote it.
Rights don't defend themselves. People have
only those rights they are willing and able to unite to defend, with
armed force if necessary. If you don't defend others when their rights
are violated, don't expect anyone to defend yours , and those rights
will be violated if they are not defended.
— Jon Roland, 1994
Focus on Rights in General
The People Foundation for Constitutional Education — Exists
to Protect and Defend The Constitution of The United States of America.
Currently focused on Continental Congress 2009.
for Liberty — Outgrowth of the Ron Paul movement.
Amendment Center — Serves Tenth Amendment movement.
Civil Liberties Union — Defender of constitutional rights,
except the right to keep and bear arms and to assemble as independent
militias. We're working on bringing them around.
Justice — Litigating for liberty. Libertarian alternative to
of Rights Institute — Advocate compliance with the Bill of
of Rights Defense Committee — Oppose civil liberties
infringements of the "war on terrorism".
DC — Seek to reduce the size of the federal government to
within its constitutional limits.
Madison Center for Free Speech — Defends the rights of
citizens to participate in our democracy.
Individual Freedom — Focuses attention on individual freedoms
and rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
Constitutional Rights — Active in litigation on civil
Forum — Litigate with a pro-family focus. Founded and headed
by Phyllis Schlafly.
Matter of Justice (AMOJ) — Investigates various kinds of
official abuse, with a focus on judicial misconduct.
— Dedicated to taking seriously the oath to defend the Constitution.
the Republic — Dedicated to continuing the mission of Aaron
Again! — Enforcing constitutionally limited government.
for Justice — Promotes constitutionalist judicial nominees.
Freedom Agenda — Defends rights involved with national
Pink — Protest national security violations of constitutional
rights. Name is parody of alert codes issued by Department of Homeland
Forum — Emphasizes First Amendment issues, especially freedom
of the press.
Action Center — Information, activism and resistance to U.S.
militarism, war, and corporate greed. Founded by Ramsey Clark, former
U.S. Attorney General.
First Amendment Coalition — Focus on first amendment issues,
based in but not necessarily limited to California.
Future of Freedom
Foundation — Publishes .
— Focus on enforcing the right of due process.
for Constitutional Studies — Public education on
Freedom Foundation — Dedicated to preserving and enforcing
the written Constitution.
Foundation — Works to restore due process and reverse the
loss of our civil liberties.
— Rebuilding the foundations of constitutional liberty.
Intent — Seek to return to strict constitutional construction.
Inc. — Organize efforts to correct abuses in the legal system.
(International — Global coalition against corruption.
Corruption — Fight corruption and abuse, especially by police
Constitutional Government — Founded by Gary McLeod, based in
Range Patriots — Defend Constitution, with focus on
— Seeks to demonstrate similarities of Christianity and libertarian
The only thing we have to decide is what to do
with the time that has been given us. — Gandalf, Fellowship
of the Ring
Focus on Second Amendment Rights
— Also see page. Constitutional
— Directories and Web sites
of America, 8001 Forbes Place #102, Springfield, VA 22151,
703/321-8585 — The no-compromise poltical action group on firearm and
Association — Defender of the Second Amendment, but a little
weak on the rest of the Constitution.
Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) —
Another strong force for the RKBA.
Second Amendment Society — Unites constitutionalist lawyers.
Foundation (SAF) — Tax-deductible companion to the CCRKBA.
for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership — Defend Second
Amendment from a Jewish perspective. But non-Jews are welcome to join,
— Promotes open carry legislation.
Citizens Opposed to Police States (CCOPS) — Oppose abuses of
Enforcement Alliance of America — Unites law enforcement
professionals, opposes gun control.
Enforcement for the Preservation of the Second Amendment —
Unites law enforcement professionals against gun control.
Of America — Oppose compromise on firearm rights.
Against Gun Control — Unites women who refuse to be helpless
Society — Focus on Second Amendment compliance through
Task Force Two
— Firearms and militia rights political action group.
Enforcement for the Preservation of the Second Amendment —
Unites law enforcement professionals.
Rights — Defend right to keep and bear knives and
other non-firearm weapons.
Firearms Association — Canadian RKBA organization.
No one can be truly free who has not first
said goodbye to life.
— Jon Roland, 1994
Focus on Jury Reform
— Also see page. Jurisdiction
and Due Process
Jury Association (FIJA) — Advocate jury nullification of
unconstitutional statutes and law enforcement practices. Also see
Sense Justice for South Dakotans — Got an amendment to the
North Dakota Constitution on the November, 2002 ballot.
Informed Grand Jurors Alliance (FIGJA) — Works to help grand
juries do their duty.
Grand Jury Foundation (AGJF) — Encourages responsible and
effective interventions by grand jurors and other citizens into local
Power — Working for jury reform at the state level.
Necessity is the plea of every infringement of
human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
— William Pitt
Focus on Public Education
— Also see page. Public
Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies — Educates people
on constitutional matters.
Committee to Restore the Constitution —
Emphasis on return to original understanding.
Friends Network — Important clearinghouse for patriot
information and alerts.
Patriot Network — Support collabotation among different
the American Founding — Sponsored by The Potomac Foundation.
Constitution Project — Working for judicial independence,
prevention of wrongful executions, election reform, restraint on
amendments, and securing liberty in time of war.
Constitutional Government — Activist group, based in
Congress Foundation — Public education on constitutional
Foundation — Seeks education on founding documents in schools.
and Liberty Foundation — Advocate the principles of
Reform Association — Seek to maintain and promote in national
life the Christian principles of civil government.
— Dedicated to the Rule of Law.
for Constitutional Integrity — Activist group, based in
to Restore the Constitution — Activist group, based in
Caucus — "Conservative activist's toolbox for restoring
Franklin Foundation — Public education for constitutional
Forum — Organized in Canada, but mainly address reform issues
in the U.S. Many good links.
on Domestic Relations — Constitutionalist group.
Patriot Group — Activist group.
Citizens for a
Sound Economy — Seek economic liberty by limiting government.
Investigative Commission (CIC) — Expose official wrongdoing
from a conservative position.
America Foundation (EAF) — Home of The Third Mechanized
Alliance to Expose Government Corruption — Site published by
Paul Franklin. Good material on Inslaw, Iran-Contra, BCCI, and other
elements of the network of high-level criminal activities.
for the Study of Popular Culture — Despite their name, an
activist reform group, with focus on public education.
Research Center — Exposes bias in news reporting.
in Media — Tries to correct bias and inaccuracy in mainstream
Page — Presently mostly devoted to excerpts from David Boaz'
books, but expanding.
Association of Constitutional Law — Unites constitutionalists
John Birch Society
— Opposes socialism and threats to constitutional liberties.
L.A.W. — Legal study group, focus on New York State.
for Constitutional Studies — Focus on Canada.
Scouts of America and Girl
Scouts of America — These two organizations are engaged in
what amounts to militia training of young people, although they are not
aware that that is what they are doing. This training needs to be
further developed to put more emphasis on military, law enforcement,
and disaster preparedness, and scouts need to be taught to interpret
The good men may do separately is small compared with
what they may do collectively. — Benjamin Franklin
Focus on Litigation
— Also see page. Legal
Watch — Monitors abuses in the judicial system.
Legal Foundation — Litigates with a libertarian agenda.
Legal Foundation — Working to reform government.
Institute — Libertarian civil rights litigation.
Legal Foundation — Defend civil rights. Helped Gary Aldritch
publish his book, Unlimited Access.
for the Original Intent of the Constitution — At Patrick
Henry College, has filed amicus briefs in several
Liberties Defense Foundation — Litigates in defense of civil
Individual Rights — Public-interest law firm that seeks
reform through litigation.
Liberties Institute — Seek reform through litigation.
Institute — Legal reform through strategic litigation.
— Implementing political and legal interventions against overreaching
Justice Foundation — Fighting for your rights in court.
Legal Foundation — Seek reform through litigation.
American Unity — National non-profit educational organization
dedicated to preserving the historical unity of Americans.
Focus on Research and Publication
Institute — Good source for books.
Institute — Publish scholarly journal, The
Independent Review, and operate a bookstore with some
excellent selections. Based in Oakland, California.
Locke Institute — Provides resources on legal and
Foundation — Publishes the Policy Review.
Experts — Directory of individuals and organizations
published by the Heritage Foundation.
— Conservative-Libertarian think tank.
Institution on War, Revolution and Peace — Conservative think
Network — Service organization for America's state-based,
free market think tank movement.
Allen Institute — Vermont's independent, nonpartisan,
free-market-oriented public policy think tank.
Foundation (Los Angeles)
Society for Individual Liberty (San Francisco)
Policy Foundation (Atlanta)
Enterprise Institute (Washington DC)
Madison Institute (Florida)
Center for Public Policy (Michigan)
Economic Institute (Montreal, Canada)
for Educational Choice (Vermont)
Economic Research Foundation (Fairfax, VA)
for Redesigning Government (Washington DC)
Education Reform (Washington DC)
Enterprise Institute (Washington DC)
for Justice (Washington DC)
Humane Studies — Support scholars on liberty topics.
Freedom Foundation (Washington)
Policy Foundation (San Antonio)
Institute for Public Policy Research (Boston)
Center for the Public Interest — Publications on various
Boothe Luce Policy Institute — Focus on women's issues from a
more conservative position.
for Policy Analysis — A think tank. See especially the article "Nationalizing
Institute for Policy Studies — Focus on defense acquisition
reform, dual use technology, space commercialization, and threats from
Institute — Seeks to restore the principles of the American
Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life.
for Public Integrity — Does investigative reports on the
influence of money on the political process.
Mises Institute — Supports a free-market, private-property
order, and opposes government power as economically and morally
Economic Education — Promotes the principles of sound
economics, including individual freedom, private property, limited
government and free trade.
Institute for Policy Research — A think tank whose mission is
to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic
choice and individual responsibility.
— Promotes individual freedom, private property rights, free markets,
and national sovereignty.
— Also see Focus on Voting, Elections
and Campaign Finance page. Electoral
Process Narrow-Focus Groups
Inflation Association (NIA) — Opposes unsound fiscal and
Endangers American Rights (FEAR) — Opposes civil forfeiture
Bombing Investigation Committee — Trying to do the job the
Legal Tyranny (HALT) — Seeks to reduce the influence of a
corrupt legal profession.
Citizens for Legal Reform (UCLR) — Fight corruption in the
judical and legal systems.
for Judicial Accountability (CJA) — Seek reform of the
4 Judges — One approach to holding judges accountable for
Liberty Alliance Project — Advancing an alternative to a
national ID system to avoid identity theft but preserve liberty.
at Stake Campaign — Concerned about threats to judicial
independence and the influence of money in judicial campaigns.
for the Separation of School and State — The solution for
education is getting the government out of it.
People Foundation — Focus on unlawful income tax and IRS
Freedom Coalition — Much material on Emergency Rule.
for Local Sovereignty (CLS) — Educational public policy group
dedicated to the restoration of local self-government on the principle
that the supreme authority with respect to a given issue is the most
local authority that can resolve the issue.
Law Foundation — Seeks to advance the intergenerational
concern for posterity stated in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.
of Law Committee — Montana-based activist group dedicated to
legal reform, with an emphasis on common law grand juries. Has much
material on the Montana Freemen.
— Seek democratic accountability for corporations.
Please! — Raise constitutional objections to "war on drugs".
Coalition — The Identity Project, a division of the First
Amendment Project. Resists demands for identification documents.
to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking — Work to eliminate human
slavery and trafficking of people.
Patriots Opposing Prohibition — Oppose drug laws as
ineffective, counterproductive, and at the federal level,
for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) — For free speech,
individual liberty, religious freedom, the rights of conscience, legal
equality, due process, and academic freedom on our nation's campuses.
for the National Interest — Focus on avoiding undue foreign
influences on U.S. policy.
— Online progressive activists, pro-Democrat.
— Some campaigning for honest elections.
Solutions International — Seek to resolve conflicts at the
for a Society Free from Age Restrictions, also known as ASFAR Youth
Liberation — Dedicated to increasing the rights of youth
under American law.
Youth Rights Association (NYRA) — Advocates lessening and
removing various legal restrictions that are imposed on young people
but not adults.
— Separate page for groups involving
Matters — Separate page for groups involving
Matters Umbrella Groups and Forums
Unification — Umbrella/coalition of libertarian reform groups
Force International — Encourages freedom seekers to seek
power in every power center of society.
for Freedom — Unites youth in defense of the Constitution.
Republic — Umbrella group for many reform oranizations.
Citizens for Legal Reform (UCLR) — Umbrella network for legal
Constitution Club — Umbrella network for constitutionalist study and action groups.
Directories of Advocacy Groups
Advocacy — Find groups with similar interests to your own.
Society (FS)— Coalition of conservative and libertarian
lawyers and legal scholars.
Constitution Society (ACS)— Formerly the Madison Society.
Coalition of statist lawyers, in opposition to the Federalist Society.
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) — Involved in
reform of the criminal justice system.
Of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA) — Links to court opinions
and chat forums organized by federal district.
Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) — Defend rights of Texans.
Lawyers of America (FLA)— An association for libertarian
Committee for Human Rights (LCHR) — Recently focused on
executive branch usurpations in connection with "war on terrorism".
Second Amendment Society (LSAS)— Lawyers who defend the RKBA
tend to be strong on other constitutional issues.
Judicature Society (AJS)— Works for independence and
integrity of the courts.
Judges Association (AJA) — Judges have their lobbying
of Chief Justices (CCJ) — Have regular conferences where
judicial policy decisions are made.
Bar Association (ABA), List of State Bar Associations — The
College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) — More about winning and
making large fees than justice or ethics.
Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)— Lobbying organization that
supports legislation that benefits trial lawyers.
Trial Lawyer Associations — Function as lobbying arms and
sometimes counters to the State Bars.
Benjamin Rush Society — Medical students with political concerns.
Alexander Hamilton Society — Students who seek vital, constructive debate on foreign, economic and national security policy.
Adam Smith Society — Business students with political concerns.
Committee — Nationwide grassroot organization centered on a
caucus of members of Congress dedicated to seek a strict-constitutional
approach to legislation.
— There are enough to justify their
own page. Republican
Movements — There are enough to
justify their own page. Separatist
and Independence Movements — There are enough to justify their
own page. Freedom
Movements Political Parties
Party — One of the more important parties emphasizing
Party of Texas
Party of Travis County (Austin)
Longhorns (University of Texas at Austin)
Party of Dallas County
Party, formerly the U.S.
Taxpayers Party — Focused on constitutional compliance.
Constitution Party of Colorado — Colorado affiliate.
Constitution Party of Texas — Texas affiliate.
Founding Fathers Party — Focused on constitutional compliance.
We Stand - America (Reform Party) — Promote cleaner
government. Founded by Ross Perot.
Party — Advocates clean government and various socially
American Party — To promote respect for life, liberty and
property; strong traditional families; patriotism; and individual,
state and national sovereignty.
Party — Founded by James Markels.
Law Party — Seek to base public policy on scientific
— Devoted to protecting the ecosystem. International, with many
National Committee — Parent organization of the Republican
Liberty Caucus (RLC) — Libertarian-constitutionalist wing.
Liberty Caucus of Texas
Liberty Caucus of Massachusetts
Liberty Caucus — Alternate site.
Republican Senatorial Committee — Campaign resource for
Federation of Republican Assemblies — Grass roots,
conservative wing, anti-abortion.
National Committee — Parent organization of the Democratic
Freedom Caucus — Libertarian wing.
Leadership Council (DLC) — "Moderate" wing.
Policy Institute (PPI) — "Defining the third way". Alter ego
of the DLC.
Democrat Network (NDN) — PAC for the DLC.
Challenge project of the Institute for Policy Studies —
Strategic planning arm.
Caucus — Statist wing of the Democrats in the U.S. House of
Socialists of America (DSA) — Seek patronage and paternal
Democrats — Allied with similar parties across the world, and
with the Democrat Party in the United States.
Non-partisan Policy Groups
Conservative Union (ACU) — Rate members of Congress.
for Democratic Action (ADA) — Rate members of Congress.
Conservation Voters (LCV) — Rate members of Congress.
Indian Movement — Organized to protect the rights of Native
Americans. Was targeted by the FBI COINTELPRO program.
American Links — One collection, mostly to various
American Links — Another collection, including most the same
links as the previous one, but it doesn't hurt to have another.
of the Land Foundation — Has a directory of National Indian
Home Page — Links to most organizations working for the
rights of Latinos and Native Americans.
Americ@ Home Page — Many links to organizations for rights of
Black Panther Party — No official home
page yet, but until they do, Bobby
Seale's Homepage will do.
Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) —
One of the oldest.
United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) — Another of the older
Indian Foundation For Law And Justice — Dedicated to the
prevention of civil and human rights violations against American
Indians,and to secure self determination for all American Indian
Defense Committees for Persecuted
Individuals — Also see
page. Abuses and Usurpations
Hawk Leonard Peltier Defense Committee — Native American
activist convicted of a crime he didn't commit.
Privacy & Security
Privacy Information Center — Resist use of social security
number as national identification number.
Coalition — Combined effort to fight government attempts to
control private encryption.
Citizen Litigation Group — Have recently defended anonymous
Foundation — Seek to protect the right of privacy against
government and corporate intrusion.
to Stop Unconstitutional Fingerprinting (ASUF) — Oppose
mandatory biometric identification.
Organization for Non-Enumeration — Opposes national
identification system, based on social security number, and other
usurpations. Also see our Citizen Action page section on Privacy.
Computers & Internet
Democracy and Technology — Active in defense of rights of
Internet users and others.
Frontier Foundation — Defends Internet users against abuses
by government. Has much valuable material on activism.
Users Consortium — Defends rights of Internet users.
Software Foundation — Advocate open source.
Liberty Campagn — International effort. Temporary site here.
International — Defend rights of political prisoners and
oppressed dissidents throughout the world.
Society for Individual Liberty (ISIL) — Members in over 80
countries dedicated to building a free and peaceful world, respect for
individual rights and liberties, and an open and competitive economic
system based on voluntary exchange and free trade.
The Constitution Society — British organization focused on the traditional, unwritten constitution of the U.K.
ˇYa Basta! EZLN
— The Zapatistas, a Mexican branch of the worldwide militia movement.
One Nation — Australian reform party.
Exchange — Lead role in organizing protests against several
world organizations that threaten human rights.
Other Non-Profit Organizations
— Support private schools using the
Lancasterian Monitorial System, a method that uses more advanced
students to teach less advanced students, and teach each at his or her
own best rate.
State Society — A Center for Civic Initiative.
of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
— It once appeared that they were dominated by people with enough
integrity to quit, indicated by the list of FBI
Books they had, which was similar to the US
Intelligence Agency FBI Books list. But they sent an email
message saying they were "loyal" to their former organization, and took
the page down. No mention about being loyal to the Constitution.
International (Amsterdam) — An eco-militia.
of Conservation Voters — Try to defeat legislative abusers of
our environment and resources.
Sons of the American Revolution — Descendents of those
involved in the Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution — Descendents of those
involved in the Revolution.
Sons of the
Revolution — Second oldest Revolutionary War hereditary group
in the United States.
Sons of Liberty — Seeks to revive the spirit of the
historical Sons of Liberty.
Daughters of Liberty — Women fought in the Revolution, too!
and Daughters of Liberty — Carrying on the tradition.
of Montpelier — Home of James Madison, now a museum.
— Dedicated to the study religion and liberty, with a focus on the
thought of Lord Acton (1834-1902), famous for the 1887 quote: " Power
corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Antiquarian Society (AAS) — Repository of documents from
of American Archivists (SAA) — Association for preservation
of original documents.
Society of Colonial Families in America (NSCFA) —
Genealogical resource, with many links to other genealogical resources.
— We have a separate subsite
for this large topic. Property
and Privacy Rights