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Advocates for Self-Government President Sharon Harris and other communication experts provide tips, tools and training which will empower you to successfully spread the ideas of liberty with confidence.

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  • Thank you very much for presenting the Advocate’s program on Libertarian Persuasion last weekend. I enjoyed it greatly and learned much from it. I’ve also heard positive comments from its attendees… The Advocates method of libertarian persuasion is positive, thorough and structured – all things that lead to successful efforts to persuade and change policy and culture. Let’s plan more seminars for Indiana!
  • Thanks for all the great insights and tools to help me become a better communicator for freedom. I feel this seminar has strengthened my weaknesses and will make my strong points even stronger. I’m running for office this fall and I feel that the people are thirsty for something new and exciting, and this seminar is a start of something good if not great for me to speak for the cause.
  •  Your seminar was inspiring and informative. You gave me specific tools that I can apply to my activism to grow the party, to incorporate into candidate platforms and tools that will help me to continue to fine tune my responses to questions that are asked of me. I will attend another of your seminars, and I will highly recommend it to friends. Thank you for your patience, your wit and for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us.
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  • The presentation at the Marietta seminar was wonderful! Sharon always teaches her communications workshops in a way that anyone can understand, and everyone can take something useful away from them!”
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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

What do you think? Does this pass the "smell test"?

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You're More Attracted to the Body Odors of People Who Share Your Political Beliefs

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A new study finds there may be a subconscious reason politically similar people form long-lasting relationships.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Have you read David Bergland's Libertarianism in One Lesson? Here's a wonderful review that will make you want to.

Get your copy here: http://theadvocates.donorshops.com/product/LIOL/libertarianisminonelesson.php

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"A Masterwork": Rave Review for Libertarianism in One Lesson - The Advocates for Self-Government

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David Bergland's classic introduction to libertarianism, Libertarianism in One Lesson (published by the Advocates), has been given a rave review by longtime libertarian activist and writer Charlie Burris at LewRockwell.com.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 19, 2014 at 11:00 am

What seeds are you planting today for liberty going forward?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 18, 2014 at 7:10 pm

What are "We the People" left with?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm

For #ThrowbackThursday , why not take a little break for our normal posts to look at some realistic colorizations of historical photos? #TBT

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41 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos That Will Give You The Chills

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27-year-old Charlie Chaplin...wow.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

Can you imagine what COULD be accomplished without a government that taxes you and spends that money on your behalf?

What are some other examples of how YOU could spend YOUR money better than the government does with what it takes?

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The Libertarian Homeschooler

Some days I'd like to get my hands on that $11,000 per year per child that the state spends on public schools. Of course then I'd have to do what they told me. And I'd rather stick one hand in a blender and turn it on with the other than use it to accept money with those strings attached.

Still, 22K a year. What I could do with that.

What would you do with 11K a year per child for education?

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm

How long could you last with fines of $250,000 a day for non-compliance?

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U.S. threatened massive fine to force Yahoo to release data

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Unsealed documents detail firm’s unsuccessful bid to keep personal information away from feds.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Do you wash a rental car before returning it?

H/T: Liberty.me for sharing the image.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
September 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm

It's Constitution Day!

What are you doing to bring the size of government back to the confines of the The US Constitution?

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 17, 2014 at 9:20 am

Choose your words carefully and accurately. Here's an example of how libertarians are pro-MARKET rather than pro-business:

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Word Choices: Pro-Market, Not Pro-Business - The Advocates for Self-Government

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Libertarians are not "pro-business." We are "pro-market" — a very different thing. The distinction is a vital one. Libertarians support a free market where businesses are free to enter a field and offer their goods and services, in competition with any and all others who wish to do the same.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm

"The idea is to appeal to the age-old feelings of envy and guilt that arise in virtually every person: Why should some have more than others? Is it fair that some people or whole countries have greater wealth and higher incomes while others struggle?"

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Selling Envy : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

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When politicians worry about inequality, they’re trying to leverage one of our lesser impulses into power. The only equality it produces is equal poverty for non-elites.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

When government fails, why would anyone support MORE government? When a fire ravages your home, do you add fire in hopes of fixing the damage or stopping the blaze?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 16, 2014 at 11:05 am

Do you agree with Judge Andrew Napolitano? Are we profoundly less free and less safe than before 9/11?

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Napolitano: We Are "Profoundly" Less Free And Less Safe Today Than Before 9/11

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: There's a view amongst the public that they are prepared to trade civil liberties for security because they have accepted what is in my view the myth that by trading civil liberties they will somehow be safer. The question I would like to see in that poll is, are we less fre…

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 15, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Doesn't look much different

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 15, 2014 at 6:10 pm

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
Facebook IconSeptember 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

In case you missed it...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 15, 2014 at 9:28 am

"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.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

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
Facebook IconSeptember 13, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Only YOU can prevent Big Government

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 12, 2014 at 7:35 pm

"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
Facebook IconSeptember 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm

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…