I built this website over two years ago with a few predictions in mind, so far all of which have come true. First, that Ron Paul would, in fact, run for President again. Second, that he would not become President. Third, that Obama would get re-elected. And fourth, that the most die-hard Paul supporters would soon thereafter discover anarcho-capitalism, thus continuing the movement to its logical conclusion.
The majority of Daily Anarchist community members came out of the Ron Paul Revolution, myself included. I donated $2,300 to the campaign in 2008, got over a dozen of my family and friends to read A Foreign Policy of Freedom, and got dozens more in my home town to read The Revolution: A Manifesto by selling them door-to-door.
I had never even heard the term “anarcho-capitalism” until 2009 when I stumbled across this interview with the highly respected Tom Woods.
Dr. Woods, having an impeccable libertarian reputation, spouting anarchism made me do a double-take. So, when the Campaign For Liberty had their Regional Conference in Las Vegas Nevada I took the opportunity to ask Woods which book(s) make the case for a stateless society. He recommended Democracy: The God that Failed by Hans Hermann-Hoppe. Around the same time I had also had email correspondence with Dr. Walter Block. He, too, had mentioned on LewRockwell.com that he was an “anarcho-capitalist.” Dr. Block recommended For a New Liberty and The Ethics of Liberty, both by Murray Rothbard.
In my quest for knowledge I devoured those three books within a few weeks. I had become a convert. I no longer saw the state as necessary. I had come to the conclusion that all goods and services “provided” by governments could be done more qualitatively and efficiently by free enterprise.
I knew then that the individuals most likely to take interest in free-market anarchism would be young Ron Paul supporters. So, I built this site to help “spread the message” as Dr. Paul says. At first I advertised on Daily Paul and Lew Rockwell, just to pick up those who were already on the same page as myself. Our numbers have grown steadily but surely since Daily Anarchist has come online. But I knew that many were not yet ready for anarcho-capitalism. Ron Paul had another round left in him.
We voluntaryists have been eagerly awaiting your arrival. For those of you who have lost hope in “the system” there is another way. It is called agorism. There will be plenty of time and resources to learn about that later. For those who still desire to change the system from within, many of us, myself excluded, still vote and run for office. Yet while our tactics may differ, we anarchists all agree that the state is an unnecessary evil and must be abolished.
We hope you will continue the revolution and your quest for truth by studying what anarcho-capitalism is all about. There is a sizable community waiting with open arms. Welcome!