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The Advocates for Self-Government
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Doesn't look much different

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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Did you know that corporate-welfare payments from the federal government to the Fortune 100 companies, from 2000 to 2012, amounted to more than $1.2 trillion?

Find out where that money went:

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America's Real Welfare Queens: Fortune 100 Companies - The Advocates for Self-Government

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So who are the major corporate-welfare queens? The biggest grant recipients were General Electric ($380 million), followed by General Motors ($370 million), Boeing ($264 million), Archer Daniels Midland ($174 million), and United Technologies ($160 million).

The Advocates for Self-Government
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In case you missed it...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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"Governments not only should stop arresting and jailing people who consume psychoactive substances that politicians do not like; they should 'stop imposing 'compulsory treatment' on people whose only offense is drug use or possession.'"

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Ending the Global Drug War: Voices from the Front Lines

"Ever since the War on Drugs, everything has hit the fan," says Romesh Bhattacharji, former Narcotics Commissioner of India. Rather than continue the unneces...

The Advocates for Self-Government
September 14, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Share with us your favorite liberty groups by giving them a shout-out in the comments. Make sure you tag them, so that others can find them with ease.

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September 14, 2014 at 5:35 pm

The Advocates for Self-Government likes a link.

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Government encourages sharing rides to preserve the environment, but only if you do it their way.

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California deems carpooling via all ride-share services illegal - CNET

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Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are told to halt any carpool features. The California Public Utilities Commission confirms it sent two copies of a warning letter to all three peer-to-peer car services.

The Advocates for Self-Government
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Only YOU can prevent Big Government

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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"A wise foreign policy—or at least one that doesn’t constantly make the world worse off—would start by countering threat inflation here and abroad with a heavy dose of reality."

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Why We Shouldn’t Be Scared of ISIS: Threat Inflation and Our Next Dumb War

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Before we commit to a third Iraq War, can we at least get real about what we’re actually up against?

The Advocates for Self-Government
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Forget the Redskins, Wizards, and Nationals... We may have found a new name for all three teams in Washington DC.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 12, 2014 at 10:30 am

The intersection of Big Government and Big Business on display:

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The Makers of Blu and Vuse E-Cigs Are Lobbying to Ban Vaping (Updated)

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The manufacturer of the top-selling e-cigarette brand, Blu eCigs, is trying real hard to convince lawmakers to ban vaping. That might sound ass-backwards, but it isn't. Blu is a product of big tobacco, which is hoping to stymie the competition by making sure its disposable "cigalikes" pass regulatio…

The Advocates for Self-Government
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“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” ― George Orwell

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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The Advocates for Self-Government shared The World's Smallest Political Quiz's album: University of Dayton College Libertarians Tabling.

Nice work by the University of Dayton College Libertarians to kick off the school year with campus outreach!

If your college group would like to be featured on the The World's Smallest Political Quiz page, let us know!

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University of Dayton College Libertarians Tabling

Nice work by the University of Dayton College Libertarians with their use of the Operation Politically Homeless Kit they used to table to kick off the school year.

If you have a campus group that would like an OPH kit, get one sent to you for FREE here: http://www.theadvocates.org/programs/campus-outreach/

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 11, 2014 at 11:05 am

Recently, someone asked Mary J Ruwart Ph.D. which 10 federal laws, agencies, or court rulings she would abolish were she in the position to.

Here was her answer:

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What 10 Federal Laws, Agencies or Rulings Would You Abolish? - The Advocates for Self-Government

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QUESTION: If you could repeal 10 federal laws, reverse 10 Supreme Court rulings or dismantle 10 federal agencies, which laws, rulings or agencies would you do away with? I guess what I'm looking for is the libertarian "hit list."

The Advocates for Self-Government
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A President with limitless power is no different from a king, save the lineage.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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If it can be seized without a warrant or even having charges filed, was it really yours to begin with?

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Stop and seize

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Critics call cash seizures

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

The narrative is that Big Government and Big Business are mortal enemies. The reality is that they are bosom buddies.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 9, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Are you a freethinker?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Would you show your child this video before their first flight? What do you think of "Stop, screen, go"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHjlN5lzCjM

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TSA Kids Animation

Transcript: SFX: Airplane SON: Hey Dad, why do we have to stop here? I just wanna get on the plane... DAD: Well, we have to stop-screen-go (Stop = Beep. Scre...