Libertarian Party

New Hampshire Libertarians Hold Tax Day Protest


The Libertarian Party of the Seacoast New Hampshire gathered in Market Square of Portsmouth, New Hampshire to protest “the federal government’s unconstitutional taxation of the hard-earned income of individuals.”

The group wielded signs with such phrases as “Taxes = Theft”, “Forced taxation is wage slavery”, and “Taxes are too high. You worked four and a half months for Uncle Sam.”

One of the protestors, channeling the spirit of hip-hop artist Cardi B’s Instagram rant, held a sign that quoted “Uncle Sam, I want to know what the f**k you’re doing with my motherf**king tax money.”

Vice Chairman Brian Shields when asked by reporters on their protest stated “There should be an element of choice in funding government. Instead, it is compulsory. For example, take the gas tax. If you don’t want to pay it, you can buy a car that doesn’t use gas. There is no choice here.”

The Party’s Event Coordinating Committee Chair Robb Goodell also felt this sentiment explaining “We pay for the things we need, and the things we desire. That is how it should be.”

Follow the Libertarian Party of the Seaocast New Hampshire here.

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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