Dr. Margeret Tse, Libertarian Legal Project welcome host, encourages you to get involved in legal improvement through Libertarian tools whether as a judge, juror, public safety participant, or citizen-lobbyist.

Dr. Tse is key in the Brazilian Instituto Liberdade, is involved in the Mt. Pelerin Society, and inspires many active in the LIBER Libertarian-direction/Liberal movement  in her community.



MEMO: Orientation by Dr. R. Swanson, co-founder, developer LI fan call teams 2001-2012

Dear Rights Activist:

Did you know that most rights & libertarian-based victories are through direct democracy or coalitions, lawsuits and public pressure, and influence of pilot open groups? We help that.

We’re the first and largest Libertarian Institute, with over 10,000 volunteer activists (2012) in every country working in coalitions, e-lobbying and more for reforming law to consistency with rights and legalizing voluntary options and Lib-based eco-comunity. This site also tracks the influence of these ideas in the culture. We’re the sole arm of the movement co-founders for legagal and management improvement on Libertarian lines based on the Gilson Reform. ( See https://rightsandpolicyreporter.wordpress.com/a-j-reform/ .)

Share your good work–all contacts confidential.

The Libertarian Institute MISSION is to help fans… Build Libertarian-based groups: open-management voluntary communities –from homes to co-ops to cities on up–and legalizing them. Work is based on

A) The 1969 “Gilson Reform”** that initiated civic libertarianism* and was the base of modern Libertarian-direction platforms and reading, and

 B) Highlighting Lib-inspired or -interest general voluntary community and open management tools that work.

We provide the inspirational news and analysis (Reform, directional or more general libertarian-oriented/liberal) and models–we ask that you take independent non-partisan action inspired by our models of e.g. call solo or teamscoalition/pacs, rate local measures and start interest– and let us know of your wins.

LI is the personal arm of the co-founders of the modern civic movement so there is always core and focused platform action inspiring both incremental and quantum change … and is a resource for the LIO libertarian or Lib-inspired communities project as to legal and open group coalitions.

Remember: when I helped start the civic movement in 1969 even most libertarians thought we were doing the impossible and so we were just a few people–now people are in every country bettering things and LI fan teams are at work in many of them… Use the links and–Find out more in my essay below! —Dr. R. Swanson, co-founder LI, past advisory chair LIO  Winter 2011


Libertarian Institute has quietly become the key force of  rights change by motivating people to legalize conscious libertarian choices.

We are not like any other institute: we help you use the power of  a great principle and thus ideas and networking alone.

No money is involved, informality is our approach, we keep positive to encourage focus… and share the tools….leverage and catalyze coalitions.

LI’s tools help citizens improve the legal climate for rights, and open-management climate to better implement them. It publicizes:

  • The Libertarian Legal Project–both the seminal Gilson Reform (our main perspective here, including from the point of view of model Libertarian eco-community) and more general  Lib-direction guides— and this innovative e-journal LI Rights Reporter which along with news on your rights wins also provides analysis on rights matters from the LI perspective of the Gilson Reform, or more general libertarian-direction and Liberal themes…
  • Standards/best-practice dissemination and E-Mentoring with models for rights and call teams, PAC’s or parties to help citizens implement LI policies and so correct anti-rights statutes and legalize voluntary options, Lib-justice law firms, citizen info projects, and ever-important solo action…until there is a strong rights community in every country
  • ‘Trialogue’ Activist Networking: Its Facebook, Twitter and Regional e-conferences to help peer encouragement, develop activist-petitioners, build Lib-progressive-conservative common ground and mutual respect,  and provide opportunity for you to easily share your good work.

It aims to help you bring rights law co-ops and mentored Libertarian Political Action Committees (Model PAC) to all nations to help citizens  promote change–especially via  direct democracy, better ballot access for all,  home-work, and citizen action in non-partisan office: judgeships, appointive boards, interested civil servants, and legislator call-contact teams and projects. Unlike other think tanks, we only indirectly influence academics and policymakers–our aim is to empower the citizen via libertarian–freeholder–tools, and develop the aware libertarian citizen as bulwarks– though informed choice– of justice, progress and order... in home, civil, and civic society.

We act as a volunteer advisory committee curated for purposes of continuity and long-term focus by the Gilson household; and neither donate nor accept money. LI focuses first– and alone of any ‘think-tank’ –on basic reforms and citizen empowerment, and is non-partisan welcoming people of all parties interested in rights improvement through voluntary alternatives. As such it is non-partisan and the mother Libertarian Institute developed by the core founders of the modern movement to help supporters  or users accurately carry out–using their personal strategies and issues– their joint vision of better rights and legalization of Lib-based communities and co-ops, and make available the Gilson Reform–and long-term focus, self-co-ordination,  contact among all rights watchdogs around voluntary common ground and rights checklist. All groups and fans use the LI as a resource but are autonomous and follow their freely chosen areas of  focus.

–R.Swanson, past LIO Advisory Chair, charter founder and historian USLP.


*At that time no Libertarian but MG believed Libertarians should or could seek public office or had therefore created an appropriate outline of a model community to guide civic changes. As noted to me by Dr. Murray Rothbard, all libertarian thinkers except MG in effect assumed a libertarian world without libertarians, libertarian leadership, or settled libertarian law and by force used libertarian-direction models, with the considerable problems of argumentation that this creates. As the number of pro-libertarians grows, these  lib-directional models are less relevant. 

**GILSON REFORM in brief

In 1969 the young Michael Gilson-De Lemos (MG), aided by LIO Chair William Rogers, privately circulated to interested world and Libertarian leaders a short prospectus “You Have A Right” for a canonical Libertarian international organizing project to revive and perfect model Libertarian communities and that collated UN Rights to voluntary versions–with 10 areas (reflected in out toolkit) of key reforms– and proposed research in choice-based public administration programs and lib-based homes and co-op firms in a secular, liberal milieu…and development of pledged Libertarians in public office and human rights teams and parties.

Later the project was folded into the venerable Liberal-Libertarian League curated by his father and distant cousin philosopher E. Gilson to form the modern LIO. The prospectus was used as the basis, for 30 years, of the influential USLP platform of libertarian-direction reform that defined the movement and as a coherent structure that helped previously at cross-purposes activists and scholars to recognize joint areas and self-organize; with a final directional policy version and readings at www.libertarianbookclub.org  approved as a consensus resource by world activists and the movement co-founders in a final resource project facilitated by MG. LI will publish new public strict versions and specific action guides along with MG’s commentary as we proceed.

The REFORM is simultaneously moral, managerial, and legal-public administrative-civic design as part of the broader LIO SMILE focus.

About 1970 MG requested that, since he had initiated the civic movement, no think tank use the term libertarian. This has been honored, and all movement think tanks are (2012) libertarian-direction at best and use other names. While encouraging broad libertarian-liberal interest, we therefore recognize no model Libertarianism but our own which derives from movement usages; our focus is non-partisan legalizing the Gilson model and the spectrum of libertarian and -based groups and personal voluntary action, and mentoring best-practice open management models.