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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

Who will build the parks?

People who see a need and fill it.

#FreedomPrevails

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Man Builds Park for Neighborhood That Didn't Have One

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Bishopville, SC (WLTX) - A man in Lee County built a park out of his own pocket for a community that didn't have one before.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 1, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Which one is the libertarian?

The one pointing out that things could be worse? Or the one pointing out how much better things COULD be?

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Facebook IconSeptember 1, 2015 at 3:59 pm

"'There is no sign anywhere saying that berries cannot be harvested. To my knowledge, there is nothing in the park that even highlights this.'"

#BigGovernmentStrikesAgain

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Maryland Man Fined $50 for Picking Berries in Park

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A Maryland man received a $50 ticket for picking raspberries. The ticket charged him with "destroying/interfering with plants to wit: berries.”

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Facebook IconSeptember 1, 2015 at 9:22 am
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Facebook IconAugust 31, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Upset about Oreos no longer being made in the US? Look at the 435 people in DC who renew a New Deal era program every 5 years.

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Blame Protectionist Policies for Oreo’s Exit from the United States

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Protectionist price supports that prop up sugar growers in the United States, which raise the cost of overhead to make sweet snacks and junk food. Oreo’s move to Mexico isn’t a new thing.

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Facebook IconAugust 31, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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Facebook IconAugust 31, 2015 at 10:22 am

"[L]emonade dreams crushed by local neighbor" (and police)

#BigGovernmentStrikesAgain

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Jerry Seinfeld, kids busted for unauthorized lemonade stand

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Kids running a lemonade stand in New York got shut down by police last week after a neighbor complained.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 30, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Do no harm.

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Facebook IconAugust 30, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Have you heard Whole Foods Market's John Mackey (businessman) discuss the radical vision of capitalism at the heart of his thought?

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Whole Foods' John Mackey: Why Intellectuals Hate Capitalism

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"Intellectuals have always disdained commerce" says Whole Foods Market co-founder John Mackey. They "have always sided...with the aristocrats to maintain a s...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 30, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Don't work hard on that.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 29, 2015 at 8:56 pm

There's nothing wrong with changing your view when presented with new information. Critical thinking rocks!

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Facebook IconAugust 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

The 10th Amendment seems to be a factor early on in the campaigns for President. Will any candidate consider that?

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Majority Of Voters In Two Important Primary States Want Feds To Respect State Marijuana Laws

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Voters in two of the early presidential primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire overwhelmingly agree: states should be able to set their own marijuana laws without federal interference. Democratic-leaning

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

For our students out there, don't let classes get in the way of learning.

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Facebook IconAugust 28, 2015 at 8:36 pm

Isn't it funny when Big Government and their cronies tries to rig the game, and they still can't quite set it up the way they want?

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College student would be sole voter in CID sales tax decision

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A mistake by representatives of the Business Loop 70 Community Improvement District means a sales tax increase the district needs to thrive will require approval by a single University of Missouri student.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Don't give up! Liberty is too precious to be scared away by those who aren't ready yet.

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Facebook IconAugust 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 27, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Using force isn't generous.

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August 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm

The Advocates for Self-Government shared Adam Smith's video.

We've all heard the phrase "Trickle-Down Economics," but did you know that no such thing exists in economic history, theory, or study?

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Contrary to common belief, "Trickle-Down Economics" doesn't actually exist. Outside of political punditry - where the non-existent theory continues to be referenced - it's not actually found in academia. Specifically, it's not a belief, theory, or a school of thought taught anywhere inside the economics discipline, and never was.
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Sources Used For The Video:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/367682/trickle-down-lie-thomas-sowell

http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/supply-side-economics-in-one-lesson

http://www.amazon.com/History-Economic-Analysis-With-Introduction/dp/0195105591

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 27, 2015 at 10:14 am

Freedom is popular. That popularity has drawn some to claim to support it in slivers that don't allow us to truly live free.

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Freedom Is Indivisible

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Economic freedom. Civil freedom. Religious freedom. Sexual freedom. Personal freedom. Political freedom. Freedom is popular.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 26, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Do you agree that the most dangerous part about many drugs are the laws against them?

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Facebook IconAugust 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Who knew that George Harrison (who wrote the Beatles' song "Taxman") was so prophetic?

**Apologies for the auto-play**

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Why you'll be paying a 'Netflix tax' soon

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They’re calling it a ‘Cloud Tax,’ but it is sounding more to consumers like a Netflix tax. As more consumers turn to streaming video on services like Netflix and Hulu, and music on Spotify, states are looking to fill the taxes lost on the sale of tangible media goods.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 26, 2015 at 10:54 am

Are you a free man? Or are you a dog?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 26, 2015 at 10:54 am

Are you a free man? Or are you a dog?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 25, 2015 at 10:40 pm

This is a neat visualization of economies throughout the world:

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This striking diagram will change how you look at the world economy

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USA is number one, by a long shot.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 25, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Why are you anti-war?

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