The Voluntaryist

“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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THE VOLUNTARYIST BOOK COLLECTION
Carl Watner has donated approximately 175 books from his personal library to the Ward and Massey Library of the Mises Institute, Auburn, AL. They will be cataloged and housed separately from the main collection and will be designated as “The Voluntaryist Collection.” If you would like to contribute to the care and promotion of this mini-collection, then please send your contribution via paypal. We will send you an acknowledgement along with a list of books that were donated. If you want to add to the collection, please email editor at voluntaryist.com to see what has already been included.
Quote of the Day
Stoicism “is not a philosophy for the weak or cowardly. Stoicism is about facing the truth, and thinking about” worst case scenarios.
- DAILY STOIC, June 19, 2019.

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