|Posted on February 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM|
A series of short essays on LIO history and other topics has been prepared by Honorary Advisory Chair Emeritus Dr. Ralph Swanson. The essays will be loaded over the next several years highlighting past events, major figures, and more.
Swanson first participated in the LIO in 1939 where he received many accounts of early LIO history and interacted with LIO figures and friends such as H. G. Wells, John Kennedy, Ayn Rand, and others. He is a founding figure in the US Libertarian political movement, and helped develop many contacts of a diplomatic nature.
LIO, formerly the Libertarian League, derived from freeholder (Libertarian) and other councils associated with the de Lemos-Gil family. It has today evolved into an advisory, motivational, and leadership development network worldwide of senior innovators and regular activists and community leaders to encourage dialogue and progress through more voluntary social structures by their own freely chosen strategies, with attention to lines set by the de Lemos curators who provide historical continuity, long term focus, and consistent approach. Non-partisan, it accepts no money, and advances no issues, helping people implement voluntary systems to better decide issues, especially in the encouragement of cities structured as general or Libertarian republics or communities.
In 1970 the now current curator, Michael Gilson-De Lemos, started actions that re-oriented LIO from a discreet network of senior activists to the driver of a world movement to bring pledged Libertarians and Libertarian-oriented communities to every major region under a system of voluntary law as areas of social stabilization, and innovative progress.