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on Nov 9, 2016

Should Libertarians Vote?

The bleak prospect of living in a country governed by one of the major-party presidential candidates seems to bolster arguments against voting. Declining to participate in this year’s deeply unsatisfactory election may signal a preference for “none of the above” while denying personal sanction to the many wrongs and injustices governments mete out in our names. Not voting is a time-saver, too.

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in 1983

Just Say No: Karl Hess on Resisting Authority

Karl Hess was a noted speechwriter (for Barry Goldwater among others) and author, and later in his life became known as a tax resister, welder, and market anarchist.

In this video from the 1983 Eris conference in Snowmass, Colorado, Hess explores the concepts and consequences of defying authority. He discusses the importance of developing a sense of personal autonomy and foundational skills as a means of standing up against authoritarianism.

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on Jun 7, 1981

Patrick Henry: “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

In this video, Bruce Evoy performs Henry’s iconic “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech. The speech was given to House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775 in favor of mobilizing an armed force against the encroaching British military at the start of the American Revolution.

Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was an attorney, politician, orator, and champion of individual liberty during the American Revolution. He was elected as the first post-colonial govenor of Virginia. 

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