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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 3, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Despite what the tax & spend/borrow & spend crowd within Big Government would have you believe.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 3, 2015 at 1:55 pm

"The failure of state education, combined with the shift in emerging economies from farming to jobs that need at least a modicum of education, has caused a private-school boom."

The government monopoly on education is ending in developing nations, yet American politicians continue to throw good money after bad on the one they've created here.

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The $1-a-week school

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ACROSS the highway from the lawns of Nairobi’s Muthaiga Country Club is Mathare, a slum that stretches as far as the eye can see. Although Mathare has virtually no...

The Advocates for Self-Government
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Coercion is bad, period.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 2, 2015 at 9:11 pm

Libertarians have a unique way of looking at solutions. We focus on outcome, rather than intent.

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Why Are Libertarians Different? Intent Vs. Outcome

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Our first instinct is not to suggest that "there ought to be a law." Libertarians recognize intent for what it is. We recognize that someone, somewhere intended their idea to fix an existing problem, prevent a future problem, or make lives better.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Anyone need a punny joke today?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

"In short, the TSA gives us plenty of fondling but not much real protection. We don’t need this same security theater at the mall.

Or the movies.

Or the ball game.

Or, for that matter, the airport."

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The last thing we need is the TSA at the mall

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Yet that's exactly what one legislator wants.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 1, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Ideas are bulletproof.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 1, 2015 at 3:11 pm

"[Impeding social mobility] is just one of several ways in which restrictive zoning policies harm the poor. An even more significant one is the way in which restrictions on new development artificially inflate the price of housing in many cities, thereby pricing many of the poor and working class out of the market."

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Zoning out the poor

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Restrictive zoning laws harm the poor and working class by pricing them out of the housing market and making it difficult for them to start businesses.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconAugust 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

Thanks for the reminder, Ron Paul!

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 31, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Savor the moment, folks... It's not often we see Big Government recognize that their intervention hurts anyone, let alone that it hurts everyone.

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Occupational Licensing Hurts Just About Everyone, Says White House

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Licensing restrictions cost millions of American jobs and raise consumer costs by billions say federal officials in new report.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Eminent domain, civil asset forfeiture, taxation... Any other examples of Big Government taking away your property without your consent?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 31, 2015 at 10:17 am

The latest bubble, brought to you by Big Government...

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The Higher Education Bubble

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America is facing a higher education bubble. Like the housing bubble, it is the product of cheap credit coupled with popular expectations of ever-increasing ...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 30, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Just because it's legal doesn't make it right.

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Facebook IconJuly 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

"[T]he opening up of the Indian economy has enabled dalits [the lowest of 5 castes] to break out of their traditional low occupations and start businesses."

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How Capitalism Is Undermining the Indian Caste System

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Capitalism is destroying India's caste sytem, and the impact of economic revolution is just beginning.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 30, 2015 at 10:40 am

The crowd is usually uninformed or misinformed. Do what's right.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 29, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Another of the "Conversations With My Boys" from The Libertarian Homeschooler.

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What Do You Think About the War on Drugs?

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What do you think about the war on drugs? I think it's none of the state's business what we can or cannot put into our bodies and what we can or cannot do with our money.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Do you remember?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 29, 2015 at 11:20 am

Who needs free speech, right?

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Portland State University Will Shut Down Political Activity If It’s ‘Triggering’

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College is an asylum for the insane.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2015 at 10:41 pm

Wise words from Ron Paul:

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Only Big Government would take from one person to give to another. Here are some egregious examples of civil asset forfeiture misappropriations:

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Oklahoma Official Used Asset Forfeiture to Pay Back His Student Loans

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Another lived rent-free in a confiscated house.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Big Government knows best...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2015 at 9:55 am

Thus far, this campaign is a brash, insulting spectacle, without any indication of what happens should he be elected.

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#TRUMPED

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Donald Trump. A businessman, a real estate mogul, a television personality, and, right now, the man who is DOMINATING the political news with his "boisterous personality."

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 27, 2015 at 7:52 pm

When force is used, the act is made worthless.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 27, 2015 at 3:14 pm

"[O]ne day in August 2013, disaster struck. It wasn't a hurricane, a flood, or a drought. It was the government."

#BigGovernmentStrikesAgain

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Turf War

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Americans are fighting for their right to garden.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 27, 2015 at 10:24 am

Even the best among us can be fooled by words and promises. Make sure you're looking at their actions.

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