President of the International Society for Individual Liberty (now Liberty International)
Vince Miller

Vince Miller (11 December 1938 – 28 June 2008) was a Canadian libertarian who was one of the founders of the Libertarian Party of Canada in 1975, and later founded Libertarian International in 1980, which by 1989 had merged with Society for Individual Liberty to create the International Society for Individual Liberty (ISIL). Born in Ontario, Canada, Miller was the editor of the Libertarian Party of Canada's magazine Libertarian Option.

Born

11 Dec 1938, Henry Vincent Miller, in London, Ontario

Died

28 Jun 2008, in Benicia, California

Associations

Advocates for Self-Government, Board of Advisors
Liberty International, President, 1989-2008

Articles

A Brief History of ISIL | ISIL
Short description of the organizations and key individuals that founded and led to what is now known as Liberty International
"ISIL began in 1980 as Libertarian International, founded by Canadian libertarian activist and publisher Vince Miller. LI started the international libertarian conferences in Zurich, Switzerland in 1982. The current ISIL was formed in 1989 through the merger of LI with the Society for Individual Liberty, the first explicitly libertarian grassroots organization which had been founded by Jarret Wollstein, Dave Walter and Don Ernsberger in 1969. The original SIL emerged out of an historic split between conservatives and libertarians at a Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) conference in St. Louis, Missouri in 1969."
Vince Miller and the International Libertarian Movement, by Jeff Riggenbach, 1 Jul 2010
Biographical essay; including background information on the libertarian movement of the 20th century; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 23 June 2010
"Meanwhile, up in Canada, another story was unfolding. Vincent H. Miller had been born in suburban Toronto late in 1938. ... Then, in 1971, at the age of 32, he met an actor and former high-school English teacher named Marshall Bruce Evoy. Evoy had been the Nathaniel Branden Institute's official business representative in Toronto in the '60s. ... Add in his 9 years as president of the Libertarian International, and you see that Vince devoted 28 years, more than half his adult life, to the task of promoting libertarianism to an international audience."

Writings

Bruce Evoy is Dead, The Libertarian Enterprise, 14 Jul 1998
Memorial notice and brief biographical summary of Evoy
"It is with considerable sadness that I bring you the following news: My good friend and ISIL director Marshall Bruce Evoy passed away at 8:30 pm this evening, July 8, 1998, at a hospital in Toronto, Canada. He was 75. His close friends Maeve Barham and Margaret Hamilton were with him at the end and held his hands as he peacefully slipped away. ... Bruce had been in failing health for several years, but his condition deteriorated rapidly over the past month ... We are deeply saddened by the death of a dear friend and heroic soul -- but are relieved that his suffering is over."
Related Topic: Founding Fathers
Free Trade or Protectionism?, by Jim Elwood, Vince Miller, 1988
Educational pamphlet to inform about the benefits of free trade and the costs of so-called "protectionism" or "fair trade"
"The argument for so-called 'protectionism' ... may at first sound appealing. Supporters ... claim that keeping out foreign goods will save jobs, giving ailing domestic industries a chance to recover and prosper, and reduce the trade deficits. Are these claims valid? ... Silence gives consent, and there should be no consent to the current waves of restrictive trade or capital control legislation being passed. .... Widespread public understanding of this issue, followed by citizen action, is the only solution. Free trade is too important an issue to leave in the hands of politicians."
Related Topics: Free Trade, Prices, Taxation, War
New Declaration of Independence, by Vince Miller, Jarret Wollstein, Jan 2000
Prefaced by quoting the second paragraph of the original Declaration, lists the outrages of the "modern American State" (in a manner similar to the original), ending with a list of demands including Citizen Grand Juries, Citizen Veto and Power of Recall
"Two hundred years ago our ancestors signed a document which forever changed the course of history: the Declaration of Independence. That document severed the bonds of Colonial America to a tyrannical king and parliament in England, and established for the first time a society based on the principle of the rule of law and limited government. ... To create a new dawn of liberty for America and to secure a rebirth of liberty, justice, peace, and prosperity for all, we mutually pledge each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. We seek and will settle for nothing less than freedom in our time."

Interviews (interviewer)

Walk for Capitalism: An Interview with Prodos, The Gypsy King of Capitalism, Freedom Network News, Sep 2001
Topics include Prodos' background and philosophy of life, his influences, the Walk for Capitalism and his future plans
"In recent months we've been hearing a lot about a mysterious 'Walk for Capitalism' – scheduled for this coming December 2nd. When numerous ISIL and LI members around the world became involved and scheduled 'Walks' in their own cities, we became more interested and thought we would find out what the 'Walk' was all about – and track down the hoary beast behind all of this. So herewith an interview with Prodos (full name Prodos Stefanos Nicholaou Marinakis) – the man behind the walk. Fasten your safety belts, folks."
Related Topic: Capitalism

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