September 14, 2004
An American Revolution II: Michael Badnarik Speaks at the University of Virginia
The Gang is back again with the second episode of An American Revolution. After the success of the first video, we followed Mr. Badnarik to the University of Virginia, where he delivered a rousing 20 minute speech, followed by 45 minutes of questions and answers. You can see it all, here.
Set to the patriotic rock song, “Prayer For America” by the Pennsylvania-based-band Pokerface from their CD Made In America, An American Revolution II focuses on a single campaign event, instead of the montage of campaign stops in the first episode.
The title for An American Revolution comes from a comment Mr. Badnarik made off-the-cuff to some supporters in West Virginia.
He said, “We have to get an American revolution. Benjamin Franklin said that there’s a difference between revolution and rebellion. Revolution is an astronomical word: a planet revolves around the sun, and after it finishes a revolution, it comes back to its starting place. Well, the human starting place is private property and individual rights. And for a short period of time we gave up those rights to live under a king….They were proudly British, and 15 years later they changed the way they thought and decided that taxation without representation was not really a cool thing.”