Harry Browne And The Tea Party

Posted: May 9, 2011 in Harry Browne, Libertarian Party, Tea Party

I’ve recently been reading about Harry Browne, who ran for president in 1996 and 2000 as the Libertarian Party’s nominee.  Regrettably, Mr. Browne died in 2006, however even in death, I’m still impressed by his message and insight on personal liberty and other particular issues such as reformation of the two party system.

If he were alive today, Mr. Browne would undoubtedly have been one of the intellectual leaders of the tea party movement.  It’s scary just how much Mr. Browne was ahead of his time.  In these hilarious political advertisements from the year 2000, you can see just how in line his campaigns were with that of modern day “tea partiers”.

Also, I’m really impressed with the late Mr. Browne’s willingness to speak out on other issues that aren’t all that in line with many tea partiers, such as pacifism and reformation of the two party system.

Needless to say, the guy was really an impressive figure.  If you want to learn more about Harry Browne, you can check out his website. (Which is still running, but not very impressive.) Or, you can order his book, How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World, at Amazon.

  1. William Kern says:

    I miss Harry every time I see anything political, which is often. He was such a towering icon of liberty, it’s criminal that he’s so little known.
    Thank you for posting this.

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