Declaration of Independents

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Yes, the rumors and relatively incessant posts, tweets, and pre-roll and post-roll commercials are all true: On June 28, Matt Welch and I are releasing our book-lenght manifesto, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America.

For ongoing coverage of reviews, book tour dates, events, media appearances, and all things Declaratory, go to Here's a sampling of the early notices on the book:

"An enthusiastic, entertaining libertarian critique of American politics, brimming with derision for the status quo and optimism for the future and confident of the right direction"—Kirkus Reviews

"This is the up-to-date statement of libertarianism.  Not warmed-over right-wing politics, but real, true-blooded libertarianism in the sense of loving liberty and wanting to find a new path toward human flourishing."—Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution

"I thought the title was 'You're a libertarian and you just don't know it,' but I think that's basically what the book's about. Think of it as a political alarm clock."—Amy Alkon, The Advice Goddess

As of this posting, we're currently listed at 11,454 at If you're going to order from Amazon (just $14.44 and eligible for free shipping via Prime!) why not do it now and let's see just how high we can push this sucker a month before publication?!?!

Update: We're now at 8,969 at Amazon as of 12.38pm! Can we get higher still today? Go here to pre-order.

Update: As of 5.19PM ET, we're at 4,662! Thanks one and all!

Clicking through to Declaration2011 also includes links to B&N, Powell's, and the Kindle edition too. So please take a look and check it out.

Here's our most recent video promo for the book:

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  1. It doesn’t get more libertarian than this: “HOA threatens to sue wildfire survivor”

  2. The Declaration of Independents

    Did you guys proof this thing? I don’t know if you’ve gone to print yet, but there’s already a document with that title, maybe you’ve heard of it, it starts with “We the people…”

    Plus, you spelled it wrong.

    1. No, “book-lenght” is a widely recognized alternate spelling.

    2. > it starts with “We the people…”

      Your joke would have been funny if you hadn’t Obama’ed the punchline.

      The Declaration of Independence begins

      When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

      It’s the Constitution that begins

      We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

      I’m sure that if some non-libertarian commenter here had made that mistake, the rest of the independent-minded correct-thinking pack here would have considered it evidence that anyone who deviates from accepted doctrine is stupid.

      1. I would let that go, but you dared to liken me to Obama.

        There is a running meme here (and probably elsewhere) of people “mistakenly” attributing lines from the Declaration to the Constitution, thanks to so many of our leaders and pundits doing so.

        And however I present my jokes, whether or not they ever “would have been funny” is, of course, always debatable.

        1. And those politicians and pundits who conflate the two are really making fun of the meme.

          1. Meta.

  3. So Edward is gone for good, right? This thread won’t feel right without him flinging his poop.

    1. Why is he gone for good?

      1. If only you were gone for good. That would be justice.

        1. you’d miss me, and I would miss you too

          1. No, rectal. I only miss humans. And Warty.

            1. Yes dear. Go get my fucking coffee, and take care of me bitch. BTW, Warty is a sweet old man!!! I love his dirty mouth

              1. Warty is a sweet old man!!!

                Warty is a skinny acne faced mullet headed 19 year old who rides around town in cut off jeans and sleeveless megadeath shirt on a BMX killing neighborhood cats with his pellet gun.

                He is neither sweet nor old.

                1. Too bad, I like to fuck sweet old men 😉

  4. The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America By Thelma and Louising Grandma Off The Cliff

  5. Nick and Matt: bring the book tour to Seattle! It’s nice here in summertime and I will personally attend. Pretty hard to pass up, right?

  6. Wrong. Too close to Episiarch.

  7. Oh you guys, I can’t NOT give you money when you ask for it. Pre-ordered for the kindle.

  8. Text-to-speech enabled for the Kindle users. Nice work!

  9. Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,148 in Books

    A week or so ago you were at about 4000 then you went up to over 5000.

    I think the preorder market is a bit volatile.

    Anyway as i have said before i will buy it when it exists.

    hey on that subject of pre-orders i heard that Duke Nukem Forever will accept pre-orders made in 1997 if you still have the receipt.

  10. Thanks for the article. For info on people using voluntary Libertarian tools on this issue, please see the Libertarian International Organization.

  11. Pre-ordered for my Kindle

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