History

Utah was historically known as a state where self-reliance, industry, and freedom were commonplace. The past century has tempered those ideals and in many cases replaced them outright with dependence and bondage. With the rise of an oppressive, increasingly-intervening federal government, Utah and its citizens have steadily surrendered their independence and individual liberty. Along the way, Utah’s own government has become riddled with anti-liberty policies and programs.

Libertas Institute was founded by Connor Boyack in 2011 to correct this destructive trend. Other organizations in this state exist which seek to uphold the Constitution, promote good government, or keep taxes low, but previous to Libertas’ establishment no such organization comprehensively and consistently advocated for individual liberty, private property, and free enterprise—three necessary pillars upon which moral government must be based.

Libertas Institute is a non-political, non-profit, tax-exempt educational foundation and accepts no money from the government. Libertas is supported solely by contributions from private individuals, foundations, and businesses. Learn about the benefits of membership!


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