Libertas Institute (pronounced lih-bear-tuss) derives its name from the Roman goddess of liberty, who has long been incorporated into symbols and statues throughout American history.
Libertas Institute envisions a day when individuals, families, and communities throughout Utah champion the principles of liberty and the voluntary creation of a moral society by persuasion and example to improve our great state. That day will come, we believe, when individual liberty is stubbornly secured, private property is rigidly respected, and a market free from regulatory burdens and government interventions flourishes within Utah.
Libertas Institute’s mission is to advance the cause of liberty within the State of Utah by supporting and defending individual liberty, private property, and free enterprise. The Institute promotes liberty by generating non-partisan analysis and commentary on public policy issues relating to Utah, and recommending our findings to opinion leaders, policy makers, media, and interested Utahns.
To accomplish this mission, the Institute widely circulates its research and analysis, commissions studies, presents public programs that feature both local and national experts, hosts legislative roundtables and candidate forums, and delivers presentations to students and civic organizations. Through these and other outlets, Libertas Institute exposes a broad audience to the ideas and solutions we believe will help further the cause of liberty within Utah.
The Institute’s vision will be for nothing if no results are achieved. We aim to persuade the public dialogue and public policy such that sufficient political will is generated to substantially reduce taxes, eliminate regulations, repeal code found to be inimical to individual liberty, and lift regulatory burdens from the market. Individuals, associations, and corporations all stand to benefit from the Institute’s efforts.