What Will You Do On November 7

Freemarket.Net has a page asking libertarians what they plan to do on November 7.. For those not familiar with the intricacies of libertarian positions, some libertarians tend toward shunning voting since they argue it merely reinforces state power (or as H.L. Mencken put it, “Every election is a sort of advance auction of stolen goods”), and on the other side are those who love to vote but think Harry Browne either can’t win or is a statist sell-out (in Arizona, science fiction writer L. Neil Smith managed to wrangle his way on to the ballot as the Libertarian Party candidate rather than Browne).

Personally, I’m going to vote against the Green Party. Browne’s not going to win and I’m indifferent between Bush and Gore, so my main goal is to keep the Green Party from getting 5 percent of the vote (not that I think my vote will make a difference even there, but I will enjoy voting against Ralph Nader so it’s worthwhile).

I’ll probably end up voting for Browne.

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