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October 6 2011

Spotted at Occupy Wall Street: Protester Speechifies on the Benefits of Limited Government

Libby Jacobson

This video caught my attention on Facebook today. It depicts a young protester at the Occupy Wall Street rally in New York, giving an impassioned speech about limited government, states’ rights, federal monetary policy, and bailouts. Check it out!

I may be agnostic on the gold-standard vs. fiat money issue, but I’m in total support of this guy’s efforts to convince liberals that Big Government is the problem, not the solution. Hearing his audience’s applause in the background gives me hope that my generation hasn’t completely bought into the idea that the Left, its marginally better record on civil liberties aside, represents some kind of real challenge to conservative hegemony.

For more videos on why liberals should get on-board the limited-state train, check out LearnLiberty’s short lecture by Dr. Stephen Davies, or Reason’s interview with philosopher Matt Zwolinsky.



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