Senior Libertarian Volunteer Standards
Libertarians are typically community leaders interested in legalizing voluntary options and Lib-based voluntary community as bulwarks of civilization and civil stability, and incubators of social innovation, and personally leading as volunteer citizen ombuspersons, watchdogs or catalyzers of rights and betterment. To that end they pledge to not advocate disrespect for rights, to so promote interest and general conversancy in successful voluntary, non-punitive and proactive options–including model eco-community, learning and mutual help trusts and co-ops, and choice-based public program administration; and conduct themselves with helpfulness and courtesy. Prepared and non-punitive households are considered a key element of both social governance, development and stability.
Large L Libertarians have taken the pledge and evidence good behavior to their sponsoring peer group and as evidenced by personal development, outreach and community activism on voluntary themes ( many focus on libertarian-direction ones). Small-l libertarians/liberals are people generally supportive (libertarians are rights/voluntarism-conscious Liberals) and more libertarian-oriented. These terms exist at present as a courtesy to denote advocates until sufficient (500o person) Lib communities exist to whom they pledge. The LIO has implementer recognitions for those of experience in civic office.
Libertarians reject as misleading common false choices between rights vs. safety, freedom vs. harmony, self-development vs. community, principle vs. compromise, theory vs. practice, etc. Pledged Libertarians trained and active in their communities serve on many local boards and projects and typically ( as of 2002 over 50% ) lead the boards they serve. As they approach .5% of the local voting population they begin leading betterment and becoming the backbone of community flexibility.
The following standards are used by the www.LibertarianInternational.org in assessing applications for Libertarian-Liberal lead users users for recognition as a Senior Volunteer and implementer working with LIO, or of general use by the public in developing appropriate Lib volunteerism and prepared households. Those lead users seeking to help LIO as volunteer public implementers or educators must have their pledge renewed by an LIO-recognized sponsor after 10 years of blameless service and to whom they are responsible, and are revocable at discretion of the LIO curators, who developed the pledge and modern Libertarianism worldwide. In due course a technical program will be published in various areas helpful to the movement.
A- Active Liberal-Libertarian education:
- 20 years pledged SMILE/Lib activist experience evidencing understanding and application of outreach, co-ops and mutualism
- BA Liberal with practical education: 150 credit or equivalent ( 120 BA + 30 Master) with interdisciplinary structure
- Evidence continuing great books and social entrepreneurship /prepper-community life reading or study program
- Evidence psychological and temperamental stability; evidence personal tolerance with SWOT/situation awareness
- Supportive of general approach of LIO and evidence participation
B-Basic Civil Organizing skills:
- First Aid or Nurse Aide /first responder orequivalent military/police or similar training
- Civilian volunteer training and activity as lifeguard, Red Cross/Crescent, community watch, police special, blood donor, FEMA free couses, etc.
- Civilian training in survival, small squad or ‘war games’ operation, Habitat for Humanity type service, eco-gardening, or craft skills
- Small arms/martial arts or social mediator/ peer coach training or ability
- Proactively use social networks to drive betterment and solidify contacts before problems occur
C-Community Help network creation:
- Knowledge of basic Roberts Rules, evidence consensus and brainstorm decision-making and non-authoritarian management
- Served in appointive public office or neighborhood board OR organized civil mutual help group ( or neighbors aware you are locus of help) with local neighborhood with stores and tools to help others
- Has sufficient stores and preparation for minimal 3 months for home members and as much as possible to help others in at least a minor ( disaster, hurricane, economic, flood) emergency.
- Follow local statutes and interact/help lead local responders or as applicable
- Work actively in community for betterment especially by voluntary means so both public-private and all community-public programs that interest them are choice-friendly and self-funded, regularly tested and improved from user input, and actually work
Where possible be in good aerobic/strength health via daily walks, etc. Persons evidencing great ability or involved in academia, clergy, monastics, shut-ins etc. may have appropriate equivalencies considered.