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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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  • My friend and I drove here [to Atlanta] from Oklahoma City and I’m really glad we did…. Some would look on it as kind of crazy for us to come this far for this event, but there’s nothing else nearly as important as the question of freedom and liberty for all people everywhere… I closed my music store in Oklahoma for the week to be here, and I feel it was more than worth the loss of revenue. You all did a wonderful job. Very inspiring.
  • 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 IconAugust 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

When other attempts to stifle the issue fails, the market comes through with a solution to a societal problem.

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2014/08/20/nail-polish-alerts-of-date-rape-drugs-nc-state.html

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Nail polish developed at N.C. State alerts wearers to date rape drugs - Triangle Business Journal

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It's a nail polish that doubles as a way to thwart sexual assault - and it was invented at N.C. State University: Undercover Colors.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Each of us is different with different needs. How can our uniqueness be served when we're sectioned off by commonalities?

H/T: Lawrence Reed

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 27, 2014 at 9:24 am

After decades more of central planning and a far greater welfare state, Britain would almost be the poorest U.S. state.

Why is Washington DC dead set on heading down the same path?

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If Britain were a U.S. state, it would be the second-poorest

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Several other European countries were also included in the rankings, which were calculated by The Spectator magazine.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 26, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Ringo gets it.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm

"[O]n many issues, the views among people who call themselves libertarian do not differ much from those of the overall public."

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In search of libertarians

http://www.pewresearch.org

The question of whether libertarianism is gaining public support has received increased attention, with talk of a Rand Paul run for president. But only 11% of Americans describe themselves as libertarian and know what the term means.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 26, 2014 at 10:50 am

What do you DO for liberty?

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

Have you taken The World's Smallest Political Quiz?

Where did you fall on the chart?

Is that where you thought you'd be?

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World's Smallest Political Quiz

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Liberals usually embrace freedom of choice in personal matters, but tend to support significant government control of the economy. They generally support a government-funded "safety net" to help the disadvantaged, and advocate strict regulation of business. Liberals tend to favor environmental regul…

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Need a new profile picture?

What is it about libertarianism that you love?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm

If companies are already adopting kill switches, do we really need the government getting in the way?

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The government shouldn't be in charge of smartphone kill switches

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Few things are worse than realizing your smartphone's been stolen. Your personal information is now in the hands of a dishonest soul, who can decide to

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 25, 2014 at 9:33 am

The Advocates for Self-Government shared Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity's photo.

Big Government continues to grow and grow and grow... With so many angles and facets, how does one pick and choose how to battle the growth?

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Ron Paul on the militarization of the police. It started with the drug war, expanded with the "war on terror," and has now exploded in Boston and Ferguson. What to do about it? Dr. Paul has answers in his weekly column at the link:

Ferguson: The War Comes Home
http://tinyurl.com/lbjprnc

By: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 24, 2014 at 9:25 pm

It sure feels that way...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Should the police and military be impossible to tell apart? Want to know how to get published? How does an interventionist foreign policy lead to domestic freedoms lost?

Find the answers to these questions and more in the most recent Liberator Online. You can get it in your inbox by signing up here:

http://www.theadvocates.org/programs/liberator-online/

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Liberator Online: "Intervene globally, lose freedom locally"

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 24, 2014 at 10:44 am

The Advocates for Self-Government shared KTLA 5 News's photo.

Who says that government regulations are difficult to navigate or understand?

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A series of towering parking signs in Culver City was drawing disbelief from drivers on Friday, and even the city's mayor called them "ridiculous."

She ordered them taken down.

"Don't even think about parking on my street," one neighbor said. "You'll need a law degree to figure out if you're allowed to park here."

Read KTLA's story here: http://ktlane.ws/1tAUPDR — with Annel Reyna and 7 others.

By: KTLA 5 News

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Are you guided by principle? Or by bias?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Which is the most despicable "term" or "condition" you see enforced by Big Government?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Just when they thought they'd left mom and dad...

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Orwellian University Blocks Students' Access to Harmful Sites, For 'Civility'

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Northern Illinois University is restricting students' access to certain websites. For their own good, of course. The internet is a dangerous place, and

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

The Advocates for Self-Government added a milestone from August 22:

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

Peace, freedom, and abundance. It works if we try it.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Big Government gets BIGGER in Venezuela, as grocery shoppers at state-run stores will be fingerprinted to keep price controls in place, prevent hoarding, and to keep food from being resold on the black market.

Aren't free markets more efficient?

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BOGOTA, Colombia: Fingerprints for food: Venezuela rolls out new plan to keep shelves stocked -...

http://www.miamiherald.com

Struggling to keep food on the shelves, Venezuela has been rolling out a series of economic measures including a new currency exchange and a plan to register the fingerprints of those who shop at state-run stores.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

Are you telling the truth?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

What if?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm

"If you care about your subject being understood and appreciated by a wide variety of people, teaching in K-12 schools may turn out more rewarding than teaching college."

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Why More Libertarians Should Consider K-12 Teaching

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Pamela Stubbart and Kevin Currie-Knight make the case for K-12 teaching, as opposed to academia.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 20, 2014 at 10:34 am

Mark Twain may have quipped, "No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session," but it seems that regulators and their regulations know no sessions:

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CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation | Competitive Enterprise Institute

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In a week like any other, new regulations hit the books for everything from tax delinquents to the electromagnetic spectrum.