I’ve been noticing a number of stories showing up here and there about civil disobedience being used as a tactic by libertarians.

I hope this catches on. What the libertarian movement has been lacking lately is just this sort of grass roots in-your-face activism. Too much jaw-wagging about theory and hoping the politicians will throw you a bone and not enough getting your hands dirty, or, in this case, manicured.

“Libertarians have spent so much time complaining about government, but civil disobedience is a path to actually fixing things,” [Russell] Kanning said. “Who knows what this might inspire?”… He claims not to have paid federal income tax and drives without a valid driver’s license because he thinks it’s a nuisance. He’s considering burning his Social Security card.


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