- Professor Paul Johnson's glossary of political
First Amendment Center
- Has links to these topics: Commercial Speech, Court
Cases,Defamation/Libel, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of
Petition, Freedom of Press, Freedom of Religion, Freedom
of Speech, and Privacy Rights.
- American Civil
- "The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty,
working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to
defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties
that the Constitution and laws of the United States
guarantee everyone in this country." The ACLU is widely
regarded as a "liberal" organization.
- The CATO
- "Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato's
Letters, a series of essays published in 18th- century
England that presented a vision of society free from
excessive government power. Those essays inspired the
architects of the American Revolution. And the simple,
timeless principles of that revolution -- individual
liberty, limited government, and free markets -- turn out
to be even more powerful in today's world of global
markets and unprecedented access to more information than
Jefferson or Madison could have imagined." The CATO
Institute is widely regarded as a "conservative"
organization but it is more "libertarian" in our book's
- "Libertarianism is, as the name implies, the belief
in liberty. Libertarians strive for a free, peaceful,
abundant world where each individual has the maximum
opportunity to pursue his or her dreams and to realize
his full potential."
History of Civil Liberties
- Because the Founding Fathers based the Bill of Rights
on their British experience, this is a valuable and
eye-opening web site. It states: "Civil liberties are
freedoms that are guaranteed to people to protect them
from an over-powerful government. Civil liberties are
used to limit the power of a coercive government."