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Decided that you want to become more active in the conservative movement? Well, here are 10 suggested web sites you may find helpful:

*”1. The Cato Institute – http://www.cato.org”

If there is an organization that clearly espouses the Libertarian philosophy, it is the Cato Institute

The institute was founded in 1977 by Libertarian leader Edward H. Crane. It is a non-profit public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institute is named for Cato’s Letters, a series of libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution.

The Cato Institute conducts research in a number of economic, political and social areas including budget and tax policy, national defense, criminal justice, education, social security, energy, terrorism and many others.

The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government. While conservatives may not adhere to all of the libertarian philosophy, they will notice on some issues there is agreement.

*”2. The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity – http://www.cbhd.org”

The Center provides pro-life advocates the ammunition necessary to debate the subject from a biomedical position.

The Center’s stated purpose is to equip leaders and activists in order to engage the issues of bioethics using the tools of rigorous research, conceptual analysis, charitable critique, leading-edge publication, and effective teaching.

The Center is tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization and is supported by gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, and foundations. It is a national and international leader in producing a wide range of live, recorded, and written resources examining bioethical issues.

Recognizing that biblical values have exercised a profound influence on Western Culture, the Center explores the potential contribution of such values as part of its work.

*”3. The Center for Consumer Freedom – http://www.consumerfreedom.com”

The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition of restaurants, food companies, and consumers working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.

The growing cabal of “food cops,” health care enforcers, militant activists, meddling bureaucrats, and violent radicals who think they know “what’s best for you” are pushing against our basic freedoms. CCF says they’re going to push back.

The people at CCF speak up whenever activists propose curtailing consumer freedom. What makes us different from many organizations is that we aren’t afraid to take on groups that have built “good” images through slick public relations campaigns.

Just because these activists claim to be “ethical” or “responsible” or “in the public interest” doesn’t mean they are. Just because they claim to be

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