The Libertarian Alliance was established in 1979. The founded members of the organization included Chris Tame who is sadly no longer with us, his ex wife Judy Englander, not yet his wife at that time, David Ramsey Steele and David Davis who is still with us and who is still be a member of the Libertarian Alliance committee.
Of the issues that divide libertarians and traditionalists, free trade may be the most important. It is central to nearly all our debates. Do we tend to a contractual or an organic view of human relationships? Do we embrace or do we fear a technological and economic progress that is carrying us into a world we cannot predict? Do we regard mankind as a single race, capable, despite its present separations, of a single future history? Or do we regard these present separations as inevitable, and perhaps worth maintaining? Where do we stand in the debate over England that took place between about 1830 and 1850? In all these and more, how we view free trade will usually correlate with, and may determine, the side that we take.