“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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Quote of the Day
“These ... people don’t see anything criminal about a little homemade brew. Try and understand their point of view. The know-how has been handed down for centuries. During all that time, whiskey has been used as their most common drug to doctor everything from colds to snake bite to heart trouble. They figure that it’s their grain that goes into the whiskey. They grew it. They got together a few pieces of copper tubing and some other odds and ends and put together a little contraption on their land. To them, that’s no more morally wrong than their wives making wild strawberry preserves in their kitchens or soap from lye drippings in their yards.”
- Catherine Marshall, CHRISTY, from Chapter 23 (1967)
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