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Communicating Liberty

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.
  • The Quiz has proven to be invaluable in breaking the ice with people who otherwise wouldn’t give our booth a second glance. It opens the door to conversations about personal liberty.
  • The World’s Smallest Political Quiz is a great ice breaker, making it a great way for someone that may not be very outgoing to start a conversation about liberty.
  • The way that The Advocates for Self-Government talk about liberty and teach others to do so shows an intense passion for it. Programs like the “Libertarian Dozen” and other quality training give activists, candidates for office, and elected officials a great base from which to speak about and share the beauties of self-government.
  • 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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  • Doug Harman, Former Chair, Libertarian Party of Georgia
  • Doug Craig, Chairman, Libertarian Party of Georgia
  • Brett Bittner, Former Marietta City School Board Member
  • Jordan Collis, Vice President, Young Americans for Liberty at Georgia State University

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 27, 2015 at 11:37 am

"Middle class economics" must mean taxing the heck out of middle class families who saved for college tuition.

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Uncle Sam Is Coming After Your Savings

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The Obama administration's plan to tax college savings plans is a taste of things to come.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Camden, NJ increased spending to $25,000 per student and nothing changed.

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This impoverished city hiked spending to $25,000 per student to fix its schools. And nothing changed.

Length: 8:18

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Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm

So, you want to change the world?

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I Wanted to Change the World... - The Advocates for Self-Government

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Change the world: that's what we, as libertarian activists, want to do. As the wise monk points out, changing the world must begin with... changing ourselves. And that's a lifelong process.

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January 26, 2015 at 3:40 pm

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm

That Thomas Jefferson guy was pretty smart

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2015 at 10:12 am

"Are we trying to win people over or merely trying to feel good about ourselves, to feel more righteous than thou, or to display our erudition?"

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Are Libertarians Looking for Results or Self-Congratulation?

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There's a big difference between trying to win people over and merely trying to feel good about ourselves.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 25, 2015 at 8:37 pm

If they weren't coming back, it might be a worthwhile "investment" in America's future.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 25, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Meanwhile, at the intersection of Big Business and Big Government...

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BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

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At this point, BlackBerry and Windows Phone fans are probably used to having a much smaller selection of apps than their counterparts on iOS and Android..

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Facebook IconJanuary 25, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Want to know whose interests a Congressman represents every time you read a story on the web where they're quoted or mentioned?

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Greenhouse

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Install Greenhouse, the hot new browser extension that provides transparency by exposing who funds members of Congress. See the story behind the story on any webpage, and discover the real impact of money on our political system.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:37 pm

If we cut the $640 billion in half, what would you do with the saved $320 billion?

That's almost a cool grand for each man, woman, and child in the U.S., btw.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Have you taken the The World's Smallest Political Quiz?

Feel free to share your score in the comments.

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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 IconJanuary 24, 2015 at 11:07 am

Why haven't they fixed what they've broken?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2015 at 10:22 pm

Seems eerily similar to the "Douche and Turd" episode of the 8th season of South Park or "Treehouse of Horror VII" episode of the 8th season of The Simpsons.

Interesting that none of the options reflect the First Amendment with regard to free speech.

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Students Get to 'Choose' Between Very Little Free Speech, Even Less Free Speech

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To be fair, 'no preference' is also an option.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2015 at 6:04 pm

No one but you knows what's best for you. Because of that, freedom to make those decisions is the best course.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2015 at 12:49 pm

While the recommendations within aren't necessarily free market-oriented, this piece shares some failures/realities from past interventions in post-secondary education for those recent proposals are intended to help.

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It's the poor who get short shrift on college subsidies

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One could be forgiven for thinking that it's the middle class who have suffered most from America's failed higher-education policies, which saddled students with years of debt. Putative reformers invoke the plight of the middle class almost exclusively. President Obama 's plan to link financial aid…

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 22, 2015 at 6:28 pm

With a libertarian?

How about "Who will build the roads?"

What are your best 5 word responses?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm

"An underground black market for unpasteurized milk like the kind that exists for marijuana is, of course, absurd. But it’s still fun to imagine, because more Americans today want to ban the sale of raw milk than marijuana, according to a recent study."

Why does anyone want to ban nature?

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More Americans Want to Ban Unpasteurized Milk Than Marijuana

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Less than half of Americans want to ban pot

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 22, 2015 at 10:01 am

Not even the best among us should wield unlimited power.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
January 21, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. -- Leonardo da Vinci

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 21, 2015 at 3:11 pm

What do you think?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
January 21, 2015 at 10:56 am

Did you watch last night's State of the Union address?

If so, what did you think?

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 20, 2015 at 7:17 pm

"[M]ost of us have no idea we’re felons, because it’s impossible to keep track of the absurd complexity of our federal criminal law alone, which now lists more than 3,000 crimes. At any given point, you could well be doing something that logic and conscience suggest is perfectly harmless only to find out Uncle Sam disagrees."

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These 4 moms should not go to jail for taking care of their families

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Over-criminalization is bad for families—and for all of us.