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Don’t Vote!

September 14, 2008

“An election is nothing more than an advance auction
of stolen goods.” — H.L. Mencken

Welcome to the League of Non-Voters. Sponsored by the Economic Government Group, this site is the focal point for the idea that political government doesn’t work and, contrary to conventional wisdom, democracy may be the worst form of it of all. We offer essays and links to external resources, and invite you to participate in our Black Ribbon Campaign against voting.

At first it may seem strange to stand against voting. Across the globe, voting is revered as a synonym for freedom, and democracy as the system that best defends liberty. It is a testament to how widespread this belief is that even in the libertarian movement democracy is extolled. The largest membership organization in the movement is the Libertarian Party of the United States. Many if not most of the movement’s organizations lobby public officials and promote legislation. Worse still, leaders of those organizations and the authors of their publications frequently list elected and even appointed office as credentials.

But what difference is it to list “senator” or “finance minister” as a credential than to list “tax collector”? To be any of the three, or any other of the uncountable agents of the state, is to participate in an inherently immoral enterprise. It’s been said that democracy is three wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for breakfast. We couldn’t agree more.

We’re named for the original League of Non-Voters founded in the 1960’s, although otherwise have no connection with that group. Another unrelated revival was active during the year 2000 election cycle in Tucson, Arizona. Special thanks in establishing this incarnation of the League are due to Kira, Al Lowi, Bob Klassen, and Dominick Versetto for their suggestions and contributions.

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