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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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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm

"[L]et’s imagine that a retailer furniture company were in a position to offload all their shipping costs to the trucking industry. By government decree, the truckers were not permitted to charge any more or less whether they were shipping one chair or a whole houseful of furniture. Would the furniture sellers favor such a deal? Absolutely. They could call this “furniture neutrality” and fob it off on the public as preventing control of furniture by the shipping industry."

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Net Neutrality: Triumph of the Ruling Class

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A triumph of “core of free expression and democratic principles”? How stupid do they think we are? It’s been painful to watch the gradual tightening of government control in the name of net neutral...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 27, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Maybe the FCC's decision yesterday was just a #ThrowbackThursday partnership with Apple.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

Do you defend the smallest minority?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 10:27 pm

"When it’s not making us take our shoes off, it’s trampling our civil liberties and ‘building’ centers that don’t exist. Enough already."

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Let’s Just Kill ‘Homeland Security’

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When it’s not making us take our shoes off, it’s trampling our civil liberties and ‘building’ centers that don’t exist. Enough already.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 6:17 pm

"Under the new rules, broadband providers, long classified by the agency as Title I information services, will now be regulated as Title II telecommunications services—essentially making them public utilities, like the phone system."

Read more here: http://reason.com/blog/2015/02/26/the-fcc-just-voted-to-regulate-the-inter

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm

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Vince Vaughn: I'm a Libertarian - The Advocates for Self-Government

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Vince Vaughn is one of the world's most successful actors, screenwriters and producers. Since his breakthrough in the acclaimed 1993 independent comedy Swingers he's become famous for his roles in some of the most popular comedies of the past decade

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 10:04 am

Are you anti-war?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 25, 2015 at 8:22 pm

"With federal, state and local levies, taxes make up, on average, more than 40 percent of the cost of beer purchased in the United States."

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The most expensive ingredient in beer? It’s not hops, it’s taxes.

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With federal, state and local levies, taxes make up, on average, more than 40 percent of the cost of beer purchased in the United States.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 25, 2015 at 3:59 pm

What does it say when our government has made children fear the sky?

See the video where John Oliver makes his point here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4NRJoCNHIs

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 25, 2015 at 11:20 am

Should vaccines be mandatory? Mary J Ruwart Ph.D. gives her short answer:

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Should Vaccines Be Mandatory?

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QUESTION: Should vaccines be mandatory? MY SHORT ANSWER: With the new surge of measles cases, many people are calling for mandatory (forced) vaccination.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2015 at 10:26 pm

That's just Volume 1, folks.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2015 at 6:11 pm

"But here’s the sad truth to this: the government is so dysfunctional that it cost money to close it down. It costs more money to close your government than to keep it open."

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Rand Paul: Federal Government Has Become ‘Enormous Monster with Tentacles into Every Aspect of...

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate, fired up a nearly two-thousand-strong crowd with a keynote speech to the Alabama Republican Party’s Winter Dinner on Friday night, right before the White House hopeful makes a swing through South Florida.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Remember, it was tax evasion that brought down Al Capone in 1931.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2015 at 9:36 am

Did you see us at #ISFLC15?

Here's our recap:

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Libertarians Rock Washington D.C. - The Advocates for Self-Government

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More than a thousand enthusiastic young libertarians from around the world poured into Washington for the 8th Annual International Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC).

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 23, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Can you imagine what cars would be like if the government were COMPLETELY in charge of their production?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 23, 2015 at 3:06 pm

"Taxation on higher sugar- and sodium-containing foods may encourage consumers to reduce consumption and revenues generated could support health promotion efforts."

What do you think of this vice tax?

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Dietary guidelines panel suggests tax on sugary foods

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A tax on sugary drinks and snacks is one way a government panel of nutrition experts thinks Americans can be coaxed into eating better. Some members of Congress are already pushing back on the...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 23, 2015 at 11:23 am

Anyone else notice the inconsistency about the decisions we can make for ourselves vs. the decisions that we make to hand over control of those decisions to someone else?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 22, 2015 at 8:04 pm

"The revelations about the magnitude, the scope and scale of these surveillances, the metadata and the invasive actions [and the] surveillance of social media Web sites were indeed revelations to me." -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

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Congress Denied Basic Information on Spy Programs They Supposedly Oversee

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As new and ever more shocking revelations about the government's massive surveillance spy programs continue to surface, President Obama and other defenders of the programs insist that Congress is aware of these programs, continually kept informed about them, and supervises them.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 22, 2015 at 6:06 pm

If not consumers, who "wins" with occupational licensing? Should government be picking winners and losers?

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Occupational licensing doesn’t really benefit consumers, study finds

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By Kathryn Watson   Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It may be time to clean off those rose-colored

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

Make sure you read the fine print

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The Advocates for Self-Government
February 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

How do you self-identify politically?