A Look Back: Harry Browne on Big Government
Former Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne explains the dynamics of big government.
Harry Browne was perhaps America's best known libertarian and gave many lectures on this philosophy. Harry suggested that people build their lives around methodologies that allowed them to avoid various established social and business structures. Browne was the presidential nominee of the United States Libertarian Party in 1996 and 2000. Browne made it a policy not to accept matching funds. Harry's election campaigns raised the profile of the Libertarian philosophy and brought Browne's own thought to the attention of even more individuals seeking to understand how to "live free" in an "unfree world."
In this video, Harry begins by saying, "What law, what program, what plan would be considered out of bounds for the federal government? Nothing. Absolutley nothing. And they love it that way because this gives them the power to reward their friends and punish their enemies. You see them on C-SPAN sitting there lecturing businessmen on what their customers want, as if the businessmen cannot possibly figure out on their own how to treat their customers and their employees, and they need someone sitting there in Washington who has never been in business in his life tell them what they should do ... It's ludicrous."
Posted by EDD on 08/06/11 08:01 AM
DB: Some of us need help with this program. I am stuck with 'dial up' internet connection at this time, so it takes an impossibly inordinate amount of time to load and view a video. My question is; 'Is it possible to incorporate another link whereby one could load a transcript of the video and then be printed out?'
Thank you in advance.
Posted by Jeanna on 08/05/11 05:37 PM
Thank you! A nice reminder of a moment of hope. I voted for him, while everyone else I knew cast their vote against someone they were afraid of.
Posted by mijama on 08/05/11 11:32 AM
A true genius, and a true gentleman. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World is an amazing book. So is The War Racket. Thanks to DB for posting this!
Posted by hwd on 08/05/11 11:20 AM
The most honest and compelling American of the 20th century. Woe is us that he is no longer able to disseminate his honest and courageous ideas, and what we have instead, are monkeys in Washington DC.
Posted by chessmaster on 08/05/11 08:08 AM