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As the 2012 election approached, many politically-active people were busy stumping for their preferred party and its candidates. Alas, too many became wrapped up in “party politics,” attacking the opposition as entirely without merit and ignoring the defects on their own side. They lost sight of what really matters – the principle of individual rights. The result was – and is – ever-worse violations of our rights by politicians of all stripes. It’s time for advocates of liberty to reverse that trend. This talk was given to Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons on 13 August 2012.
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- Tags: Elections, Ethics, Politics, Principles, Values, Voting
- Partisan politics
- The nature and importance of rights
- The basis of rights
- Practical advice on elections
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