Liberty Fund is a “private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals.” It established, the Online Library of Law and Liberty to bring together scholars from all over the world into a forum within which discussion, debate, and review of issues related to “the first principles of law in a free society” could occur. Robert Paquette, Executive Director of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) was invited to respond to “Can the American People Be Trusted to Govern Themselves?” by Joseph Postell, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

Both Postell’s essay and Paquette’s response “Collapse of the Self-Governing Ethos” can be found here: