Free Societies

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The term free society is used frequently by libertarian and Objectivist theorists to denote a society in which their ideal political, legal, and economic aims are in effect.[1][2] In a theoretical free society, all individuals act voluntarily, having the freedom to obtain the power and resources to fulfill their own potential. Adlai Stevenson defined free societies as a society in which individuals find it “safe to be unpopular”.[3] This can be elaborated in terms of freedom of speech – if people have a right to express their views without fear of arrest, imprisonment, or physical harm.  In a free society, individuals would organize in voluntary associations, including free market and communal societies. In a free society, individuals would gain more prosperity due to the lack of restrictions on trade and wealth creation.

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The United Societies is a complex and interrelated set of ideas, values, and institutions that provide for long-term human progress, and social peace.  At the societies human and economic progress is driven by innovation , and societal resources are conserved and applied to their highest-valued use.  Altogether, these features of a free benevolent society result in the most beneficial form of social organization. Societies and organizations that best approximate these ideals have proven throughout human history to be the most successful at enabling widespread well-being, especially for the least fortunate.

The United Societies envisions a culture of principled entrepreneurship and a belief that people can gain fulfillment through value creation for themselves and others. This will require that our members are incentivized to show deep respect for others.  This will develop a culture which has respect for the moral dignity of every individual, no matter their station in life and The United Societies requires a culture of personal responsibility and self-control.  Toleration—in the sense of not demonizing, using, or advocating force against those with ideas, beliefs, and practices that one considers wrong, but which do not violate the person, property, or liberty of others is the chief cornerstone of the United Societies foundation.

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