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THE POWER OF NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE

 by Jerry M. Tinker

Original article location: http://voluntaryist.com/action/the-power-of-non-violent-resistance/#.WlYbA6inGHs

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Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, the founder of PaxLibertas Productions, host of The LAVA Flow podcast, Vice Chairman of the NHLP, Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and former Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Rodger has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee.

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  • No, seriously? When was the last time we did that? Because that is exactly what happened during the pre-Civil War, Fugitive Slave Act era. People simply overpowered the cops and other captors with their sheer numbers, took physical custody of people who were to be returned to or sent into slavery, and helped them escape. Circumstances are somewhat different now, what with the progress of technology, but I think it is good for the soul to remember that is what, at one time, our culture was willing to do in preservation of liberty and basic human rights. Here is one such story, told in both prose and poem form: An Historic Gem: A Poem about the Rescue of Jerry What do you think it would take for something like this ever to happen again in the United States?

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