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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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“But what reason have we more than past ages, to expect that we will be blessed with impeccable rulers? We think not any. Although it has been said that each generation grows wiser and wiser, yet we have no reason to think that they grow better and better. And therefore the probability lies upon the dark side. Does not the experience of ages teach, that men have generally exercised all the power they had given them, and even have usurped upon them, in order to accomplish their own sinister and avaricious designs, whenever they thought they could do so with impunity?” - Consider Arms, Malichi Maynard, and Samuel Field, April 9, 1788 in Herbert J. Storing, ed., THE COMPLETE ANTI-FEDERALIST (1981), Vol. 4, Essay 26, p. 257.
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