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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.
  • 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!
  • In my campaign, the best way to expose someone to how libertarian they are was the World’s Smallest Political Quiz.
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  • Jordan Collis, Vice President, Young Americans for Liberty at Georgia State University
  • Rupert Boneham, 2012 Libertarian Party of Indiana Gubernatorial Candidate and former Survivor contestant

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 26, 2015 at 9:03 pm

“[Aggression] may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or a partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.”

Who wouldn't want a peaceful, loving society?

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Stephen Hawking: Aggression could destroy us

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Aggression is the human race’s biggest failing and it “threatens to destroy us all”, Stephen Hawking has said, urging people to be more empathetic.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 26, 2015 at 4:37 pm

"The list of federal crimes is so long, so broad and so vague that you and I likely commit three felonies every day, unwittingly breaking numerous federal laws as we go about our daily business."

What is your ideal criminal justice reform?

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Why are so many Americans criminals? (Opinion) - CNN.com

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Criminal justice reform is rapidly becoming one of the few bipartisan issues of our time.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Should war be permanent?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 25, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Overcriminalization has become a national plague.

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Eric Garner, criminalized to death

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Lawmakers creating new crimes means more chances for law enforcement to become violent.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 25, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Turnabout is fair play.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Keep setting those brushfires of freedom...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 25, 2015 at 12:10 pm

What do you think of these apps? Are any of them on your iPhone or Android?

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8 Great Libertarian Apps That Make Your World Freer & Easier to Navigate

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Here are 8 great apps that make your world a little freer—and a whole lot easier to navigate. Waze is a real-time, crowd-sourced map that not only tells you ...

The Advocates for Self-Government
April 25, 2015 at 9:56 am

A parable of libertarian purity:

I was walking home one evening and came upon a clearly depressed man standing at the edge of a bridge, looking like he was about to jump. I called out to him to wait, and ran over to see what was the matter.

"It's this country," he lamented. "It's falling into ruin and there's nothing I can do about it. The election was the last straw. I don't want to live on this planet anymore."

"Well cheer up," I said. "We're all in this together. Say, are you a conservative, or a libertarian?"

"A libertarian," he said.

"That's great!" I said. "See, you're not alone. Are you a free-market libertarian or a libertarian socialist?"

"Free-market libertarian," he said.

"Me too!" I said. "Paleo-libertarian or neo-libertarian?"

"Paleo-libertarian," he said.

"Hey, so am I!" I said. "Chicago or Austrian school of economics?"

"Austrian," he said.

"Me too," I said. "Hayek or Rothbardian strand?"

"Rothbardian," he said.

"Same here," I said. "Are you a consequentialist or deontological libertarian?"

"Consequentialist," he said.

So I said, "Die, statist scum!" and pushed him off the bridge.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 24, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Don't forget... Tonight's the night to see the The World's Smallest Political Quiz on John Stossel. Tune in or set your DVR to Fox Business in 90 minutes to see "And They're Off..."

2012 Libertarian Party Presidential nominee Gary Johnson will also be a guest on tonight's show.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 24, 2015 at 2:55 pm

The strip clubs as a gateway to sex trafficking argument is about as legit as the marijuana being a gateway drug.

But who needs a legit argument for more taxes, right?

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Georgia Lawmakers Say Strip Clubs Cause Men to Rape Children So Club Owners Must Pay for State's...

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A stripper is a sex trafficker is a source of state revenue right?

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

Why would anyone want to be forced or coerced into doing anything? Why not liberty?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 23, 2015 at 7:58 pm

The current regulations, testing, and inspections of the USDA didn't catch the listeria issue, yet Blue Bell voluntarily began recalling products, introduced a testing procedure far more vigorous than the industry standard, and eventually recalled their entire line of products to keep the public safe.

Quite the example of a responsible corporate citizen.

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Blue Bell recalling all of its products

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Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market

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

Are you too focused on the ideological inconsistencies of others to see the ones in your own ideology?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
April 23, 2015 at 10:38 am

The Advocates for Self-Government shared Free Talk Live's video.

Cut through the "Washingtonese" of political candidate ads with this handy guide for what they REALLY mean.

Learn more about "Washingtonese" here: http://www.theadvocates.org/a-devils-dictionary-of-washingtonese/

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Free Talk Live

This might be the only truly honest political ad you see this election cycle.

Produced by: Represent.Us

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm

More government =/= more freedom

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm

A reminder this #earthday:

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The Worst Polluter on Earth Is... The U.S. Federal Government

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With Earth Day coming up, remember that the worst polluter on planet Earth is not a major corporation-- it's the U.S. federal government.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 22, 2015 at 1:58 pm

The Advocates for Self-Government with Emmanuel Diogu

Why would the tax code need so much more explanation?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 22, 2015 at 9:49 am

Exciting news!

John Stossel will be featuring The World's Smallest Political Quiz on this week's episode. It airs Friday night at 9 PM on Fox Business.

Currently, the Quiz is featured on the front page of the show (and his) website:

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Stossel with John Stossel

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Stossel on Fox Business - follow John Stossel Fridays at 9 PM ET while he highlights the current consumer issues with a Libertarian point of view. Stossel gives it to you straight!

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Where does freedom begin for you?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconApril 21, 2015 at 3:37 pm

What a neat innovation!

Do you think it will be stifled by regulation and mandate?

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The Roomba for Lawns Is Really Pissing Off Astronomers | WIRED

wired.com

The company that makes the Roomba is now reportedly working on a lawnmower, unless astronomers get their way.