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Tag: Voluntaryism
  • Let’s stop waiting for the government to fix our problems and fix them ourselves

    Last week, Glenn Beck did something really awesome. On his program, Beck asked his enormous network of supporters to join him in organizing a major effort to bring food, water, and toys to churches and other organizations caring for the undocumented immigrant children who’ve have been in the news. As reported at his website, The Blaze, Beck explained …

  • An Aura of Moral Legitimacy

    From voluntaryist.com: Voluntaryists are advocates of non-political, non-violent strategies to achieve a free society. We reject electoral politics, in theory and in practice, as incompatible with libertarian principles. Governments must cloak their actions in an aura of moral legitimacy in order to sustain their power, and political methods invariably strengthen that legitimacy. Voluntaryists seek instead …

  • Voluntaryism and America

    “Land of the free and home of the brave” is the last line of the National Anthem, but many people argue that Americans are not truly free. There is a movement among Libertarians called “voluntaryism” that argues that a government in which participation is not entirely voluntary is by default oppressive and illegitimate. Well, what …

  • Cooperative Communities, Libertarianism, and Learning from the Green Movement

    On the occasion when I explain my upbringing in Ananda Village, California, to fellow libertarians, I am often met with funny looks or a halfhearted, “That’s neat,” in response. Ananda, founded by J. Donald Walters (also known as Swami Kriyananda), is an intentional cooperative community celebrating its 43rd anniversary this year. The community of Ananda is, …

  • George Ought to Help

    Here’s a clever little video explaining the basics of voluntaryist libertarianism.  Definitely watch and share it, and also take a look at the video’s homepage.