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Entry from August 28, 2022
Libertarian Party Platform (three points on government)

David F. Nolan (1943-2010) was one of the founders of the Libertarian Party of the United States. In 1977, he wrote:

“Libertarian Party Platform (Condensed Version)
Regarding Government:
1} We favor the abolition of damn near everything.
2} We call for drastic reductions in everything else.
3} And we refuse to pay for what’s left!”



Wikipedia: David Nolan (politician)
David Fraser Nolan (/ˈnoʊlən/; November 23, 1943 – November 21, 2010) was an American activist and politician. He was one of the founders of the Libertarian Party of the United States, having hosted the meeting in 1971 at which the Party was founded. Nolan subsequently served the party in a number of roles including National Committee Chair, editor of the party newsletter, Chair of the By-laws Committee, Chair of the Judicial Committee, and Chair of the Platform Committee.

He is also known as the inventor of the Nolan Chart, an attempt to improve on the left versus right political taxonomy by separating the issues of economic freedom and social freedom and presenting them on a two-dimensional plane instead of the traditional line.

LPedia
Document:1977 David Nolan Libertarian Party Platform Condensed Version
This concise summary of the Libertarian Party position was written by David Nolan in 1977.

Libertarian Party Platform (Condensed Version)
Regarding Government:
1} We favor the abolition of damn near everything.
2} We call for drastic reductions in everything else.
3} And we refuse to pay for what’s left!
Copyright 1977 David F. Nolan

Newspapers.com
27 September 1978, The Valley News (West Lebanon, NH), “Libertarians” (editorial), pg. 4, col. 1:
The back of his cards carries a condensed version of the Libertarian Party platform, regarding government, which reads like so:

“1} We favor the abolition of damn near everything.
“2} We call for drastic reductions in everything else.
“3} And we refuse to pay for what’s left.”

that kind of platform will no doubt appeal to a lot of overtaxed taxpayers in a mean mood. But whether it constitutes a positive alternative is another question.

Newspapers.com
23 September 1983, La Crosse (WI) Tribune, “Libertarians: a brainy, offbeat bunch” by Rhodes Cook, pg. 4, cols. 3-4:
Distrust of the federal government is a hallmark of libertarianism. “Regarding government,” a condensed version of the party platform reads: “We favor the abolition of damn near everything, we call for drastic reductions in everything else. And we refuse to pay for what’s left!”

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@catallaxer
Libertarian Party Platform
1 We favor the abolition of damn near everything.
2 We want drastic reductions in everything else.
3 And we refuse to pay for what’s left.
9:07 AM · Mar 14, 2019 from City of London, London·erased5434447

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Peter L Nelson
@IdealistAnarchy
“#LIBERTARIAN PARTY PLATFORM; (Condensed Version); Regarding Government: 1) We favor the abolition of damn near everything. 2) We call for drastic reductions in everything else. 3) And we refuse to pay for what’s left.” – David F. #Nolan, 1977
10:47 AM · Mar 20, 2019·Twitter Web Client

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Wayt King
@wayt
50 years ago: “We favor the abolition of damn near everything”
Alas, free stuff and authoritarianism won, and there’s 10x to abolish now.
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Libertarian Party of Texas
@LPTexas
· Dec 11, 2021
On this day 50 years ago, @LPNational was founded on the principles of individual liberty:
Anti-war
Anti-taxes
Anti-drug war
Anti-death penalty
Anti-predatory policing
Anti-NSA, TSA, CIA, FBI
We are the pro-you party.
(The 1977 Libertarian Party Platform is shown.—ed.)
12:56 PM · Dec 11, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Peter L Nelson
@IdealistAnarchy
“LIBERTARIAN PARTY PLATFORM; (Condensed Version); Regarding #Government: 1) We favor the #abolition of damn near everything [the state tries to do]. 2) We call for drastic reductions in everything else. 3) And we refuse to pay for what’s left.” – David F. Nolan, 1977
11:45 AM · Jun 13, 2022·Twitter Web App

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Rothmus 🏴
@Rothmus
Make the LP libertarian again
@LPNational @LPMisesCaucus
(The three points of the 1977 platform are shown on an image.—ed.)
9:18 PM · Aug 28, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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