Reform A-J?

  1. The 1969 Gilson Reform  unified libertarian-liberal discourse and action as a reform of all law codes based on voluntary approaches to UN Rights. These 30 Rights are divided into 10 action areas here lettered as policy areas A-J to distinguish from 1-10 action programs for activists. It has been called by e.g. legalist B. Siegan ” The Ur-summary of strict Libertarian reform.” It helps Institute supporter focus and as a whole defines standards of a voluntary community.
  2. The aim is to legalize prospective Libertarian community not change statutes per se. This is understood to involve opening the wider legal culture towards tolerant and federal rights-based democracy. In all areas legalization of especially open private/volunteer provider and regulator services is assumed. It is encourages d that these be  fully insured and unlike many current government programs, legally accountable. In addition, a volunteer citizen watchdog corps to peacefully model and  promote rights and share voluntary solutions–the pro-libertarian movement– is essential and underway such as the activists here.
  3. The reform is the basis of platforms such as the former USLP directional platform (which called for removal of many coercive agencies for substitution with voluntary ones) as seen at As such it contemplates no specific government or core community program necessity or size, that being the concern of the users, simply that anti-rights statutes be minimized and periodically purged en bloc by activist-driven reform; with choice of rights-based  voluntary public and private programs as in time the normalized starting point of policy.

What follows is a brief policy description activists have found sufficient. Work is divided into these A-J areas and one may see the current focus of effort depending on the corresponding tag size at www.Libertarian-Institute.Info . One may also see what is going on in cognate areas.  Please print as a checklist for ( or then circle a preferred focus for ) personal/group action, education, or discussion now. –R. Swanson

The reform re-states natural law mechanisms. LI-influenced Activists, legalists and officials help promote more…


Promote conscious use and interest in personal autonomy, civil society, and participatory/direct federal secular democracy of open, transparent nature legalizing voluntary and Lib-based co-ops, enterprises, and model eco-community whose eco-layout and endowment structure in place of taxation prevents many common planning problems; and starting with lib-based action teams developing or promoting open neighborhood and advisory boards that watchdog and proactively prevent problems using voluntary means so as to:


Non-punitive and mediative models of response based on focus on property-person harms, not lifestyles; legalizing voluntary public safety and mentoring providers with review by litigant-selected juries and ease of appeals.

Purge en bloc or removal of statutes inconsistent with core civic rights such as free speech and open governance or of a petty, non-germane nature.

Treaties and social concords to better rights of immigrants, protection of non-destructive abortions and wards including animal protection, etc.


Household/market autonomy and self-governace based on open information and home endowments sufficient to abolish poverty and want.

End statutory oligo-/monopolies and coercive taxation for e.g. legalizing voluntary endowments and fee systems, co-ops, union strength; and also personal, local/private provison or community-endowment choices.

Replace coercive regulation with Lib-modelled general education, certification and strong  endowments to provide core services/endowments of personal, co-op or private, and community nature sufficient to abolish poverty and want and promote higher standards of living and a society of more leisure.


Eco-planning ending  e.g. conflict-creating reactive zoning and so promote household agent /non-authoritarian models for organization, social security, safety, postal/communication, etc.

Place the Gilson Reform as basis of national and  international law and strengthen through e.g.  citizen conversancy, sister-city diplomacy, Kellog-Briand work to make war illegal, ending states of emergency, etc.

Use Reform to protect space/sea colonies and promote use of peer/lib co-op models to dialogue and handle emerging issues; and promote reconciliation commissions.

The end result is a world confederacy like the internal USA  with improved non-punitive policy, legalized choice of programs, increasing tolerance and prosperity, and non-controversial use of private or localist/non-governmental communities or co-ops acting as engines of choice and also as both social bulwarks and cradles of innovation that look to eventual pure model Lib local households, co-ops and eco-communities using this  Reform as internal standard.