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Page has become a somewhat unofficial troubadour for the political wing of the liberty movement. His recent single, “Liberty” is a perfect illustration of his talents.

When is the right time to stand up for freedom/
Could it be when you start to feel creating children/
Who'll inherit the pain and the debt of this nation/
And be slaves to the banks that cause hyper-inflation/
Who are masters of commerce, lies, and bad legislation?/

Frank Turner, a former anarchist who now describes himself as a “classical liberal/libertarian,” combines an excellent folk/punk guitar sound with defiant lyrics informed by a very British sense of liberty.

But a sorry cloud of tyranny has fallen across the land/
Brought on by hollow men, who did not understand/
That for centuries our forefathers have fought and often died/
To keep themselves unto themselves, to fight the rising tide/
That if in the smallest battles we surrender to the State/
We enter in a darkness whence we never shall escape./


Yes, I've got a little something for everyone, including fans of dubstep!  19 year old dubstep prodigy, Porter Robinson, has managed to create a libertarian/anarchocapitalist song using quotes from Murray Rothbard's “For a New Liberty.”
True story.  You have to hear it to believe it.

For centuries the state has robbed people at bayonet point and called it “taxation”/
For centuries the state has enslaved people into its armed battalions and called it “conscription”/


"Cult of Personality" prominently includes several audio samples of speeches from 20th-century political leaders.
The song begins with an edited quote from the beginning of "Message to the Grass Roots", a speech by Malcolm X. As it appears in the song, the quote is:
"... And during the few moments that we have left, ... We want to talk right down to earth in a language that everybody here can easily understand."
The unabridged beginning of the speech is:
"... And during the few moments that we have left, we want to have just an off-the-cuff chat between you and me—us. We want to talk right down to earth in a language that everybody here can easily understand."
During a rest in the music at 4:35, John F. Kennedy's inaugural address is heard ("Ask not what your country can do for you ..."). The song ends with Franklin D. Roosevelt saying "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself", from his first inaugural address. The lyrics also mention Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, and Mahatma Gandhi.
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Lindy is a singer/songwriter from Canada and also an avid follower of the excellent work of Radley Balko at The Agitator. This song is a direct result of Balko's reporting on police abuse and the horrific consequences of the drug war.

This song will make you sad, but it's so well done it deserves to be shared.

It's a no knock raid, don't be afraid/
Paramilitary police state on parade/
It's a no knock raid, don't be afraid/
You do the time, for your victimless crime./


I raise my flag, and dye my clothes
It’s a revolution, I suppose
We’re painted red to fit right in

And no one's stopping
It never stops
And no one's stopping
All rights reversed
Undertaking copyleft we're flying sideways
While down on earth
The primal chaos
Is pulling forward


If you've done nothing wrong
you've got nothing to fear
If you've something to hide
you shouldn't even be here
You've had your chance
now we've got the mandate
If you've changed your mind
I'm afraid it's too late
We're concerned
you're a threat
You're not integral
to the project
Average listal rating (210 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0

Joel likely wasn’t trying to write a libertarian anthem with “My Life” but the sentiment reflects the reality that everyone is libertarian, at least for themselves. He’s basically conveying the non-aggression principle.

I don't need you to worry for me, 'cause I'm alright
I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home
I don't care what you say anymore this is my life
Go ahead with your own life leave me alone


In it he critiques the relationship between the state (Big Brother) and their poor subjects and laments “You just come to visit me ‘round election time.” He alludes to the security state, FBI watch lists, and even assassination conspiracies in the dense tune.

Your name is big brother
You say that you got me all in your notebook
Writing it down everyday
Your name is I'll see ya
I'll change if you vote me in as the pres
The President of your soul
I live in the ghetto
You just come to visit me 'round election time

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Lumping the two enemies of the people together, Junior Murvin makes the comparison perfectly in his flawless falsetto backed with smooth roots reggae.

Police and thieves in the streets
Oh yeah!
Fighting the nation with their guns and ammunition
Police and thieves in the streets
Oh yeah!
Scaring the nation with their guns and ammunition

Average listal rating (1396 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0

Don’t be fooled by the leftist leanings of Lennon, George Harrison at least was clearly aware of the unjust pilfery perpetrated by the government.

If you drive a car
I'll tax the street
If you try to sit
I'll tax your seat
If you get too cold
I'll tax the heat
If you take a walk
I'll tax your feet
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Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0

You're just a middle class, socialist brat
From a suburban family and you never really had to work
And you tell me that we've got to get back
To the struggling masses (whoever they are)
You talk, talk, talk about suffering and pain
Your mouth is bigger than your entire brain
What the hell do you know about suffering and pain

Average listal rating (690 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0

With overtly libertarian and conspiracy-theorist lyrics.

Another promise, another scene
Another packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed
And all the green belts wrapped around our minds
And endless red tape to keep the truth confined

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