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Persuasive speech on Libertarianism

Hello all my fellow DPers. I am a college student in a business and professional speaking class right now. Currently I am working on a persuasive essay, mostly focusing on looking past the two party system and looking at 3rd parties as viable options. For the first part of my speech I am going to talk about how the dems and reps are virtually the same. I would appreciate any classroom friendly quotes or statistics that would get my classmates thinking. Any input on good subjects to cover would be appreciated!

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Well I would caution against

Well I would caution against saying dems and reps are essentially the same. It is true we get the same ultimate result (progressivism), but they have different methods. 3rd party will never again be "viable" because they rigged the election system even worse after Ross Perot. In order for a 3rd party to become viable, enough republicans or democrats would have to threaten to leave the party to force them to change the election laws - i just dont see that happening.

Below are a wide scattering of quotes that may help your cause. Good luck to you.


“Perhaps their greedy behavior isn’t all their fault. Perhaps it’s partly our fault for giving in every time they make a fuss”
-Mama Bear, The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies

Oligarchy – government by the few; in which a small group exercises control, especially for corrupt and selfish purposes

“What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.”
― Adolf Hitler

"The time is always right to do what is right."--Martin Luther King, Jr.

A vote should not be given, it should be earned

“Always vote on principle even if you vote alone” John Quincy Adams

"They can't be afraid of me…I’m not going to be President of the United States. They are afraid of the ideas we express because they're afraid of the people." ~ Pat Buchanan

“Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.”

"Each time history repeats itself, the price of the lesson goes up" - anonymous author

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." -Jeffrey Smith

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" - Thomas Edison

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against" -Malcolm X

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Me thinks you may enjoy this text and audio :

Me thinks you may enjoy this text and audio :

The Cruel Wreckage of Socialism (from "The Law" collected texts at Mises)


And that :

Bank Fraud in Ten Minutes


And this :

Finding "Federal Reserve System" too long (to spell)? Feel free to use "Gosbank" instead


Etc, etc.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Use the "Smallest Political Quiz"

A great way to show that the R's and D's are the same, is by refuting the one dimensional "Left-Right" paradigm. Using the quiz (see http://www.theadvocates.org/index.php/quiz/about-the-quiz/), which utilizes a two-dimensional map, shows that most of our elected officials fall in the "Authoritarian" or "Statist" quadrant because they want to limit both personal and economic freedom.

I have done similar speeches

I have done similar speeches in college and in my EDU classes. I like to show population vs debt... so divide population with debt. Then to crush the two party system on economics I simply show Richard Nixon's quote "we are all Keynesians now" which is not the original by the way, I am pretty sure his actual quote is said slightly different; but still essentially the same. Showing the economic systems are the same... inflation, debt, trickle down economics through the government, Bush pushed bail outs/obama then implemented them, Bush enacted patriot act/ obama resigned it etc etc.

here's one

the two major parties are like coke and pepsi.

Ralph Nader 1996


It is hulk hogan versus andre the giant...They put on a show and pretend to hate each other but really they need each other and get along behind the scenes

I'll buy that

good one

Are you a Coke or a Pepsi


"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown





water must be the Libertarian

water must be the Libertarian party

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

You might try this


"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown


self-promotion but if interested, I recently started a new political Party


under a "Dignitarian" philosophy

[to raise the political Status of conscionable choice]

while recently announcing my Candidacy for local office


and would be happy to participate as a 'test subject' ; )

There are a couple of different ways to go about this...

One is that you could take a multifaceted approach where you could touch on a list of similarities. The disadvantage to this is that you cannot get into any real depth. The second way is to focus on one or two major topics and cover it/them in considerable depth.

Personally, I would focus on the US' history with Iran starting with 1953 and finishing with examples of Obama, Hillary, McCain, Bush, etc all supporting action against the nation. You could highlight the discussion with the installation of Hussein in Iraq in 1979 which occurred in conjunction with overthrow of the Shah, and the US funded war that followed throughout the 1980s among Iraq and Iran. I would make sure to throw in Bill's sanctions against Iraq that resulted in the deaths of some 500,000 children (don't forget to mention Albright's statement that "It was worth it.")

None dare call it

Conspiracy by Gary Allen. http://www.whale.to/b/allen_b1.html

There are a lot of good stats/examples showing what was going on when Nixon was first running for president and how nothing he promised became reality. The party in power changes, but the results don't.

"Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society."

— Henry St. John

Jesse Ventura's Book DemoCrips And ReBloodlicans

I haven't read it, but imagine it would have a lot of good information related to the corruption of the two-party system.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard


For answers... I don't do public speaking, and I'm not a great salesperson, but I'm sure there are people here who can help you! :)

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie