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We in the Free Nation Foundation work, as do other libertarian organizations, toward a goal which we call liberty. But our way of working toward that goal differs from the usual ways. So we need to tell, again and again, what we are about. This time I will tell it by imagining the scene in a football huddle. Join me there.
Our fate in this game looks ominous. While we like to believe that we can win, and while many of our players know the game better than the best of the opposition, one look at our record of losses-to-wins kills any optimism we might feel. We lack coordination. And worse, despite the rules of the game, for every player that we have on the field the bad guys have twenty.
"SHUT UP!" shouts another player in our huddle. Each of us in the huddle already knows all those bad things about the other team and their tactics. We cannot waste these moments, in which we might fix upon a plan, listening yet again to a recitation of the ways they cheat. What are we going to do about it? That is why we gather.
I have looked with sympathy, although with disbelief, upon attempts to start new libertarian nations. What, I have wondered, could I do to make it more likely that in the future one of these attempts might succeed?
We libertarians, I have noticed, share a common complaint, too much government. But we do not share a common vision of what to do about it. Can a vision be built? Can we describe what we want in terms so believable, so tangible, that millions of middle class people will say:
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