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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
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Being free is the opposite of asking permission.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 18, 2014 at 3:23 pm

"[P]eople can easily get false impressions about the world — say, about the severity of a social problem — by looking at a rare occurrence or plausible theory that gets blown up in modern media."

Here are 10 examples where the data doesn't support the narrative:

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10 Charts to Brighten Your Century : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

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Here are 10 examples of popular, explosive narratives that, when considered through a more dispassionate lens, get diffused.

The Advocates for Self-Government
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Rights are not granted by government. They were ours before government, and they remain ours in spite of government.

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Freedom is the issue. Freedom is the answer.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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"Freedom is the default position, because we are born with freedom." -- Judge Andrew Napolitano

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Judge Andrew Napolitano to Jon Stewart: Fear makes people 'surrender their liberties for safety'

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By all rights, Jon Stewart's Monday interview with Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano should have been awkward, given the smackdown of Fox News that Stewart had delivered earlier in last night's Daily Show. But the topic was civil liberties, something Napolitano started out not…

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm

When the government tries to do so much, it's bound to do it poorly.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

"NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden appears to have played a dominant role in the bringing privacy to public spotlight; of the 60 percent of participants who said that they have heard about the former contractor, over a third have taken additional steps to protect their data as a direct result of his revelations."

You don't have to change policy to change minds.

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Massive survey finds worries about online privacy are growing | SiliconANGLE

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Canonical Ltd., the maker of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has just made its snappy Ubuntu Core operating system, designed for running Docker containers, available on Google's Compute Engine. Ubun

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 16, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Merry Christmas from DC!

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The Advocates for Self-Government
December 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm

La libertad no hace felices a los hombres, los hace sencillamente hombres. -- Manuel Azaña

Translation: Liberty does not make men happy; it simply makes them men.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 16, 2014 at 10:58 am

What if these are all variations of the same general revolt?

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The Same Revolt: Breathe, Occupy, Tea Party : Blog : Foundation for Economic Education

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Look beyond the rhetoric and you will see that all the protests — left and right, black and white — target the way legal privilege is being used to perpetuate injustice.

The Advocates for Self-Government
December 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Did you do anything special to celebrate Bill of Rights Day today?

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Facebook IconDecember 15, 2014 at 5:31 pm

The Advocates for Self-Government shared Free and Equal's photo.

Those working to limit freedom don't take days off. Do you?

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"The people who are trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?" - Bob Marley

http://www.FreeAndEqual.org — with Sohoraab Arshaqk and 4 others.

By: Free and Equal

The Advocates for Self-Government
December 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

What are some of your favorite liberty-oriented organizations in Facebook?

Please tag them in the comments to introduce others to their respective pages.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 14, 2014 at 8:06 pm

"Since the late 1970s, I have witnessed remarkable technological revolutions in medicine, from CT scans to robot-assisted surgery. But I have also watched as medicine slowly evolved into the domain of technicians, bookkeepers, and clerks."

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How Government Killed the Medical Profession

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I am a general surgeon with more than three decades in private clinical practice. And I am fed up.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Do you have faith in freedom?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm

"The slumping economics of Mexican marijuana was not unexpected."

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Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

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As more U.S. states approve marijuana for medical or recreational use, the price for pot growers in Mexico is falling. This could change the business model for narcotraffickers as well.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Who should watch whom?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Here are 5 big ideas that most people don’t understand about the economy:

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5 Priceless Tips I Gave My Uber Driver : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

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My Uber driver recently asked me to offer some economic education on the fly. I came up with five big ideas.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The nine scariest words in the English for any lover of liberty.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
December 12, 2014 at 11:39 am

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own." -- John Quincy Adams

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm

That's a pretty hefty price for something that devalues liberty so much.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconDecember 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm

2014 seems to be the year that governments turned their attention to writing laws about what happens on the Internet, and that is not a good thing.

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In the ‘global struggle for Internet freedom,’ the Internet is losing, report finds

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A think tank finds that Internet freedom is in decline around the world -- again.