Declaration of Independents

Attn, Boston Reasonoids: Nick Gillespie Talking Declaration of Independents in Beantown, This Afternoon at 4:30

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As longtime readers know, Reason magazine got started in 1968 by a Boston University student named Lanny Friedlander.

On November 15, 2011, I'm happy to inform you that I'll be returning to the scene of the crime for a talk on the book I've coauthored with Matt Welch.

The talk is sponsored by the group Liberty at Boston University.

Details:

The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

 Auditorium (Room 101), College of Communication, Boston University

 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

We are pleased to welcome Nick Gillespie, editor in chief of Reason.tv and Reason.com, the online platforms of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets."

Nick will discuss themes from his new book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, which he coauthored with Matt Welch, editor in chief of Reason magazine. BU student Lanny Friedlanderfounded the magazine in 1968, which has since become an award-winning publication with a circulation of 40,000.

The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America

By Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch

Published by PublicAffairs

Everywhere in America, the forces of digitization, innovation, and personalization are expanding our options and bettering the way we live—everywhere except in politics, which is dominated by two political parties whose ever-more-polarized rhetorical positions mask a mutual interest in maintaining a stranglehold on power.

The Declaration of Independents is a compelling and extremely entertaining manifesto on behalf of a system better suited to the future–one structured by the essential libertarian principles of free minds and free markets. Gillespie and Welch profile libertarian innovators, identify the villains propping up the ancien regime, and take aim at do-something government policies that hurt most of those they claim to protect. Their vision will resonate with a wide swath of frustrated citizens and young voters, to whom old tribal allegiances, prejudices, and hang-ups about everything from hearing a foreign language on the street to gay marriage to drug use simply do not make sense.

Order The Declaration of Independents here.  It will also be available at the event.

Reception to follow: Please join us after the event for refreshments and conversation with our guest. 

To register for the event, go here.

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  1. Hey, thanks for not coming out to the sane end of the state.

    1. I’d be satisfied with the insane end of the state as long as I didn’t have to drive into Boston. Worst road system of any city in the US. Period.

      1. The worst is that first big toll plaza just outside the city on the Mass Pike. If you don’t have FastLane or EZPass, you can get fucked there.

      2. And the Big Dig only made it worse. Boston could have had their own space station on Mars by now.

      3. At my last job I spent 3 months commuting into Boston from western MA every day. If I never have to go to that shithole again I could die reasonably happy.

      4. I reverse commute, and it isn’t so bad.

        The big toll plaza at the intersection with 95 is stupid. They could have not even had it there and just had everyone pay at the exits like they do the rest of the pike.

    2. Also, thanks for coming during business hours.

  2. Free gamboling?

    No?

    Then we need to address the aggression behind enforcement of the gamboling ban.

    1. What’s this “we” stuff, Kemotherapy?

      1. LOL

        Besides the state lotteries, everyone knows the only place you can gambol is already owned by Indians.

        1. “everyone knows the only place you can gambol is already owned by Indians.”

          Well, we do have some meadows outside the city.

          1. That would be illegal gamboling. You need a license to run a casino.

  3. To register for the event, go here.

    Only if we can touch The Jacket. We’ve heard it holds miraculous powers.

    1. In fact, we know it can release us from the Plague of rectal – oh please, Almighty Jacket, we beseech thee!

      1. Why is there a ban on gamboling about plain and forest, WTF?

        Or am I asking too difficult of a question? Do you want released from the plague of self-examination of your supposedly anti-aggression religio-economic sophistry?

        1. derp

        2. THERE ARE NO ANAL FISSURES WITHOUT RECTAL

          1. He goes scatological (same as libertarian logic, apparently) when somebody brings those government-enforced borders into the light of day.

            1. The tribe has voted you off the reservation.

              Pack up your teepee and GTFO.

  4. I think I can not accept gay marriage.

  5. Still waiting for the Texas visit…

    1. I’m hoping for Houston, but I’m bound to be disappointed.

      1. they’ll probably go to austin- like everyone else from out of state. They could hit Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin in a few days.

  6. When are you guys coming to Independents Hall?

    Also – when did you guys write a book?

  7. Short notice, bro?
    And how about people who have day jobs?

    1. Apparently we all live in our parents basements.

  8. Aaaaarg, I would definitely come but I’m swamped at work!

    1. Not too swamped to visit the chat room.

      1. It’s a forum.

  9. I got to see Nick and Matt in DC – scheduled a business trip to coincide with their presentation. And Nick did not wear the Jacket. Dammit.

    Now he is up in our neck of the woods and schedules a talk for Teh Youts during Skool hours. Dammit.

    Nick, tweet out where you’re drinking later so maybe we can touch the Jacket.

  10. Their vision will resonate with a wide swath of frustrated citizens and young voters, to whom old tribal allegiances, prejudices, and hang-ups about everything from hearing a foreign language on the street to gay marriage to drug use simply do not make sense.

  11. still at #73,313 in books on amazon.com – how it must hurt to be out sold by:
    What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 4th Edition
    The Snow Angel by Glenn beck (!)
    Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America
    and most damning of all,
    Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy by Bill Clinton – lmao, AND
    Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President – LOL
    “He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.” -Benjamin Franklin

    “Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” -Ronald Reagan

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