Libertarian History/Philosophy

The Declaration of Independents at Cato


On Thursday, June 30, Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie gave a presentation at Cato about their new book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America. You can watch the full hour-plus talk (and audience Q&A) below; also check out this 15-minute podcast interview Cato's Caleb Brown conducted with Matt Welch.

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  1. You have a book out?

    1. Yeah, it’s called Casey Anthony: That Bitch Got Off!.

    1. You’re catching on!

  2. OK. Officially, as of this, there are more words on H&R advertising the book than there are words in the book. Pay off your damn bet and stop doing this to us.

    1. But the words in the book are different.

  3. If I had my own blog that I forced everyone to look at, I wouldn’t subject them to books. That’s a guarantee.

    1. I see you as more of a picture book guy.…..1I7ADFA_en

    2. If I had my own blog that I forced everyone to look at

      It was only yesterday that Matt and Nick bent my arm behind my back and yelled at me to read their latest reason articles.

      Worst 4th of July ever!

      1. Why are you Hit & Running yourself, huh? Why are you Hit & Running yourself?

  4. THE SHAME OF HILLARY DIANE RODHAM – CLINTON ? Standing in the way of the Revolution!

    [The Shame of Hillary D. R. Clinton]

    Clinton must be seen for what she represents, the Plutocracy of Hypocrisy, the Capitalist State, where the wealth is held in the hands of [1%] of the population, where elections are nothing but brought and paid for shams, paid for in large part by [AIPAC/AZC] the American Israel Political Action Committee/American Zionist Committee. Hillary D. R. Clinton, has no shame, supporting the [PURE JEWISH STATE] by not making it clear that citizens from the former [USA] United States of American were not to be endangered by or harmed during any peaceful demonstration by [THE PURE JEWISH STATE], but the [USA] no longer exists, but has been replaced by the American – Israeli Military Industrial Complex, with [BIBI] its head of State The Gift of God. The true Heroin will be the [87] year old Holocaust Survivor, aboard a ship in the Flotilla, not a woman who claimed at one time to have come under fire, when in fact Hillary had been given flowers not enemy fire.

    [The Queen of Greed]

    Open your eyes to the truth and you will be set free. See the shame of Hillary D. R. Clinton to quote Mark Levine, [Israel announcing the letting in of a few hundred million dollars in construction materials, so Secretary of State Clinton can faithfully echo your commitment as a justification for opposing the flotilla, while her assistants salute the “established and efficient” mechanisms for getting supplies into Gaza. Israel is safe in the knowledge that the American ? Israeli Military Industrial Complex ? the [EMPIRE] will threaten you with imprisonment (if you survive the journey) for “attempting to conspiring to deliver material support or other resources to or for the benefit of a designated foreign terrorist organization.], unquote.

    The Arab Spring must not be the end, but just the beginning, it is time for the youth of the [EU] European Union to rise up, and break the chains of the past and their regional [SPHERES OF INFLUENCE] to the American – Israeli Military Industrial Complex – the [EMPIRE], which must be forever broken and ended, it is time to end the [1%] Wall St., uncontrolled capitalism of globalization, where the wealth flows only in one direction to the [1%], the rich men of the [EMPIRE] , who profit as [99%] suffer for their gain and greed. Hillary D. R. Clinton is the Queen of Greed, never look to either the Queen of Capitalist Greed, or the [EMPIRE], look to your own regional interests, look to your own regional [SPHERES OF INFLUENCE].

    [21st Century Social Revolution]

    We would hope that you would in fact choose the Communist Revolution, no one can hope to achieve the Pure Communist State dream of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, but to take their ideals and form a [SPHERES OF INFLUENCE] based upon their principles, of wealth distribution among the mass, of a fair and equitable society. But, if Communism is not your cup of tea, brew your tea to your own taste, be it a form of Pure or Pragmatic Communism based upon the Communist Manifesto, or other form of governmental structure, but we would urge the rejection of the [EMPIRE]. We urge the rejection of the Queen of Greed and the [1%], whatever type of regional [SPHERE OF INFLUENCE], you the youth of the World selects, but reject [EMPIRE] globalization. The Flotilla of Audacity of Hope, should inspire the peoples of the World, and be seen as just the first step in a [21st] Century Social Revolution of Regional Spheres of Influence


    1. How much do you think the street value for this Crazy is? I mean, crazy like that’s got to cost a pretty penney to get your mind right.

    2. Re: Hercule,

      Hercule, what the hell does this have to do with the fact that a murderer got off scott free???

      1. Hey, you posted this on another thread already. I want fresh crazy, not recycled crazy.

      2. [OLD MEXICAN SAYS]: Hercule, what the hell does this have to do with the fact that a murderer got off scott free???

        [HTS REPLYS]:Now, Old Mexican, the true murderers are the top [1%] Foreign Policy Elite of the American Military-Industrial Complex the [EMPIRE], and they do indeed get away scott free, We believe that the advice of your own DR. RON PAUL should be followed and leave [EMPIRE] institutions such as [NATO], [AIPAC/AZC], [NAFTA], [WTO], and stop creating the Nuclear Choke-Chain Pearl Necklace in an attempt to Choke-Chain the World.


        1. Stop! Just stop! You had me at “replys”!


    3. So is that an [ENDORSEMENT] for the book or not? I think Welch [AND] Gillespie need to get a blurb from the Herc for their book. I only [READ] publications that have Herc’s [SEAL] of approval.

    4. I’m pretty sure this is the shame of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton.

  5. Wait! “She-Bop” is about masturbation?

    1. Wait! There are 36 kinds of Pop-Tarts, now?

      1. Go fuck yourselves, Gores.

        Oh, and my family can go fuck themselves for supporting Tipper’s husband.

        1. Tipper’s ex-husband.

  6. RC Dean, if you’re out there, I’m thinking “Efutue servus dominum!” It may need grammatical correction, but that’s my guess.


    What will replace the Nuclear Choke-Chain Pearl Necklace of the American-Israeli Military Industrial Complex [EMPIRE]? The [NEWER WORLD ORDER], for example in the New York Metro Area instead of a Province of the [EMPIRE] there will be several New Free Countries, such as:

    *The People’s Democratic Collective of Manhattan

    *The Kingdom of The Bronx

    *The Brooklyn-Queens Confederacy

    *The Duchy of Staten Island


    1. Again, recycled crazy.

      1. And all that crazy pointed at one city-that can’t be healthy.

    2. Can Eastern Washington break off from Washington state and become its own state?

      It would not involve many Jews though so I am guessing your answer will be no.

      Anyone tell you Herc that you are a one pony show?

  8. I demand Casey Anthony coverage! And a full frontal lobotomy!

    1. I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

      1. I know some people on the internet who know of entirely different places to put bottles.

        1. One man, One Jar might be the worst thing that the interwebs has ever done to humanity. But the whole thing must be viewed.

          1. That goes in the bucket of things never to google.

    2. Speaking of lobotomies, I watched [SPOILER ALERT] Sucker Punch this past weekend. [Insomnia + Satellite TV]. Aside from the constant parade of pulchritude, I found it oddly, well, not bad.

  9. Cato Dress Code bitches!!!

    Follow it!!

  10. Wait the book I bought has a misprint?

    Will this make my book worth more like that upside-down airplane stamp or do I simply own a book that is wrong?

  11. New episode of Cat Face, Herc. Go watch it, maybe smoke a fat joint, eat a PB&J.


      Made you look at TWO postings. It’s all part of the [JEWISH] conspiracy. Mwahaha.

  12. Made you look at TWO postings. It’s all part of the [JEWISH] conspiracy. Mwahaha.

  13. Well, I actually watched 2/3rds of this and it was pretty good. I mean, Gillespie coulda worn a suit to sit at the grown-ups table but whatever. I like the upbeat tempo of the book’s overall message.

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