ATTN DC Reasonoids! Celebrate Independents Day on June 28 with Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch at Reason's DC HQ from 6-8pm!

Come to Reason's DC HQ on Tuesday, June 28 from 6 - 8pm to celebrate the release of Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch's manifesto, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America.

The book, which will be published by Public Affairs on the day of the party, has already been hailed as "the up-to-date statement of libertarianism" (Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution) and "an enthusiastic, entertaining libertarian critique of American politics (Kirkus Reviews). Celebrating the commercial and cultural innovations of the past 40 years that have made our lives better, The Declaration of Independents puts the pursuit of happiness at the center of a 21st-century American dream while providing an idealistic yet pragmatic blueprint for a country that is tired of debt, recession, and war. Go to to order your copy from your favorite online bookstore today, or buy a copy at the event and have it autographed by the authors.

  • What: Declaration of Independents Book Party & Signing with Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch
  • Where: Reason's DC HQ at 1747 Connecticut Ave. NW, two blocks North of Dupont Circle
  • When: Tuesday, June 28 from 6 - 8pm.

Enjoy beer, wine, light refreshments, and discussion with your fellow independents throughout the evening.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Email to confirm your attendance.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Is June 28 going to be an annual Reason holiday? Can we have fireworks?

  • jj||

    Support the Secret Order of the Jacket by rating up this book review. It's currently being disparaged by Aqua-Buddah haters.

  • MP||

    Received my copy in the mail yesterday, directly from the Reason Foundation. It pays to donate!

  • Spiny Norman||

    Received my copy two days ago, direct from some Amazon warehouse in Hebron, KY.

  • Almanian||

    ...aaaaaaaaaaaand a triple. I was so honored to get a freebie! I was going to spend my own money, again, but I didn't have to.

    Thanks, Raason!

  • ||

    I don't think it was very smart to give me a copy when I had intended to buy one.

  • ||

    I have donated...

    How much do you have to donate to get a free one?

  • Joe M||

    Why didn't you guys just postpone the release until July 4th? You're almost there.

  • Joe M||

    P.S. I will not be buying this book unless it comes out in audio format!

    P.P.S. Read by The Jacket!

  • Hugh Akston||

    Would you settle for Samuel L Jackson?

    ooh, or maybe Stephen Fry?

  • Otto||

    How about Billy West as Phillip Fry?

  • JLT||

    You have a book out?!?!? Why am I just now hearing about this?

  • ||

    Is that you review at amazon?

    The Jacket is a five dimensional being from another plane of being whose avatar into our limited existence appears in the form of Nick Gillespie. It has come to bless us with The Truth and to smite the purveyors of statism. Gaze into its dark folds from which not even light can escape if you dare, and attempt to absorb even a fragment of the Divine Libertarian Wisdom lurking within its recesses.

  • JLT||

    My Herc joke just got eaten by the spam filter. Herc's posts get thru the spam filter. Go figure.

  • Tim||

    You should promote this thing at the jefferson Memeorial so we can see you guys get beaten down and cuffed. Great publicity opportunity.

  • rather||

    You need a new angle to garner press. Silent dancing was yesterday, try naked prayer

  • Almanian||

    You meant his book STILL hasn't hit #1 on the NYT?


  • ||

    Thanks Reason for sending me a copy for free.

    I also pre-ordered the Kindle version so I'll look for a liberal-tard to pass it off to. ;p

  • sarcasmic||

    Matt Welch? He's just Rose Nylund to Gillespie's Dorothy Zbornak. Welch was the man blessed in the Year of Our Lord 1457 with the honor of opening the portal to the Divine Realm from which what we call, in our limited way, The Jacket enters our pitiful reality. Granted, Welch was attempting to flee out the back of a latrine to escape being caught by a jealous husband at the time, but that pales into insignificance compared to the mighty favor he did all humanity.

    They had gay marriage in 1457?

  • rather||

    ...The Jacket enters our pitiful reality. Granted, Welch was attempting to flee out the back of a latrine to escape being caught by a jealous husband....

    It makes perfect sense The Jacket's jacket is a space travel suit but I believe if Welch was exiting a latrine he was trying to escape a jealous wife.

  • Sandy||

    Meh. Hosting my own excuse for alcoholism professional networking event that evening.

    Thanks for my copy!

  • ||

    # Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    * #11 in Books > Nonfiction > Politics

    Moving up!!!

  • appleaccessories||

    just come on!


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