Co-founder of the Society for Individual Liberty


Libertarian Party, Chair, Libertarian National Committee, c. 1989
Liberty International, Treasurer (Board of Directors)


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."
Book Review: Criminal Justice? The Legal System vs. Individual Responsibility Edited by Robert James Bidinotto, by Joseph Sobran, The Freeman, Sep 1995
"David Walter, taking a leaf from Bastiat, provocatively suggests that the welfare state is so morally ambiguous that it encourages private individuals to do what the state itself constantly does: namely, grab others' property. If nothing really belongs to anyone, what's so wrong about theft?"
Related Topic: Personal Responsibility


Commentary on Slavery in the American South, Freedom Network News, 2001
Letter to the editor
"Absent the issue of slavery, yes, Libertarians would support the right of the Confederacy to secede. The right of secession is morally neutral until one knows what principles are being invoked by the secessionists! The right to be left alone is fine - until it is shown to be the 'right to be left alone to continue enslaving other human beings.'"