“If one takes care of the means, the end will take care of itself.” -Gandhi
Statement of Purpose: 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 to delegitimize the State through education, and we advocate withdrawal of the cooperation and tacit consent on which State power ultimately depends.
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Carl Watner, long-time libertarian and proponent of a voluntary society based on private property, donated over 175 titles from his personal library to The Mises Institute’s Ward and Massey Libraries. The collection is dedicated to the literature of the voluntaryists, past and present. The collection includes a rare first edition of The Collected Works of Lysander Spooner (six volumes). To make it more special, Rothbard signed volume I, along with George Smith, Leonard Liggio, Joe Peden, Mike Coughlin, Charles Shively (editor of the series), Daniel Siegel, Wendy McElroy, Chuck Hamilton, John Mueller, and Bob LeFevre.
Quote of the Day
[L]iberty, or the absence of coercion, or the leaving people to think, speak, and act as they please is in itself a good thing. It is the object of a favourable presumption. The burden of proving it inexpedient always lies ... on those who wish to abridge it.
- John Morley, ON COMPROMISE (1888), pp. 253-254.
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