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THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 41, July 14, 1998

Announcing: The Third Annual Liberty Round Table Essay Contest

On the topic of your choice (suggestions below)!

By Don L. Tiggre
don-tiggre@utah-inter.net

Special to The Libertarian Enterprise

1st Prizes:

$750         for the best essay from an entrant aged 19 to 21
$500         for the best essay from an entrant aged 16 to 18
$300         for the best essay from an entrant aged 13 to 15
$200         for the best essay from an entrant aged 10 to 12
$100         for the best essay from an entrant aged 0 to 9

2nd Prizes:

$150         for the best essay from an entrant aged 19 to 21
$125         for the best essay from an entrant aged 16 to 18
$100         for the best essay from an entrant aged 13 to 15
$75           for the best essay from an entrant aged 10 to 12
$50           for the best essay from an entrant aged 0 to 9

Honorable Mentions:

         $25 in each level (younger entrants may compete in higher levels).

         "Hobbit Kudos" (most humorous entry in whole contest): $100

         "DLT Kudos" (personal favorites): no cash prize

DATES:

         Deadline for entries: March 1, 1999

         Prizes Awarded: May 1, 1999

         It is vitally important that young people of all cultures around the world understand the nature of freedom, individual rights, and responsibility. Sadly, these critical ideas seem to have fallen out of fashion in modern public "education" and few young people anywhere understand them thoroughly.
         It is no surprise then that -- even though they may feel an indignation they cannot explain at curfews, dress codes, mandatory "volunteerism," compulsory military service, and a host of other violations -- young people are often the most docile victims of state aggression.
         All of these aggressions against young people make for good essay topics. Here are some more: should school attendance be compulsory? What is freedom? What are rights? What is adulthood? When should one be considered an adult? Should there be an age limit on the right to keep and bear arms (or on drinking, smoking, driving cars, etc.)? What is the relationship between freedom and happiness? What is the relationship between freedom and responsibility? Who is really free? Is it right for schools to suspend children's rights?
         This is your chance let people know that you can and will stand up for yourself!
         It is time to pick up your pen and fight!!!
         For more information on this contest, including complete rules and the results of our last contest (on "Defending My individual Rights"), interested persons should point their World Wide Web browsers at: http://www.lrt.org and go to the contest pages.
         Alternatively, persons with internet access can e-mail Don L. Tiggre (don-tiggre@utah-inter.net) for more information.
         Hard-copy information is available by writing (include SASE) to:

Don L. Tiggre
c/o The Liberty Round Table
1101 Main Street, #104-254
Evanston, WY 82930


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