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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!”
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  • Doug Harman, Former Chair, Libertarian Party of Georgia
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Knowing what to say will improve your conversations.

So will knowing what not to say.

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How to Identify and Avoid Communication Landmines - The Advocates for Self-Government

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Want a quick way to recognize what not to do or say? Want a simple and direct way to identify and avoid some of the worst communication landmines?

The Advocates for Self-Government
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Part of the responsibility that comes with power is that you don't abuse that power.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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"[A] Winter Haven middle school went into lockdown as two armed police officers burst into classrooms, guns drawn, leaving the unsuspecting children terrified — and their parents furious."

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‘I thought he was going to shoot me.’ Unsuspecting middle school students terrified by active...

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Florida police officers surprised students, teachers and parents with an unannounced active shooter drill at Jewett Middle Academy in Winter Haven.

The Advocates for Self-Government
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How many have opened their eyes and seen how government operates?

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Americans Trust Government Less and Less Because We Know More and More About How It Operates

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Fifty years ago, FBI operatives sent Martin Luther King, Jr. was has come to be known as the "suicide letter," an anonymous note suggesting the civil

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No truer words, Milton Friedman...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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Who should run your life?

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Everybody knows a control freak, they're called public servants

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Control freaks want to run your life.

The Advocates for Self-Government
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To what can you attribute the world's population living in extreme poverty falling from 36% in 1990 to just 15% in 2011?

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The Greatest Achievement in Human History? - The Advocates for Self-Government

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Free enterprise has brought us perhaps the greatest achievement in history: the largest and fastest reduction in worldwide poverty ever.

The Advocates for Self-Government
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It's certainly better than having them in our pockets, right?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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For what do you use "The Force"?

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November 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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What politics looks like to a libertarian.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconNovember 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Do you agree? Should we abolish the IRS?

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Gary Johnson: Let’s abolish the IRS

Former Libertarian Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson on taxes and efforts to include third-party candidates in the Presidential debates.

The Advocates for Self-Government But of course!

November 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

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November 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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Facebook IconNovember 19, 2014 at 10:25 am

What is the non-aggression principle? Here's Mary J Ruwart Ph.D.'s answer:

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What is the non-aggression principle? - The Advocates for Self-Government

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QUESTION: What is the libertarian non-aggression principle? MY SHORT ANSWER: Libertarianism is based on a single ideal, the non-aggression Keep Calm And Be Non-Aggressiveprinciple. Libertarians oppose the initiation of force to achieve social or political goals. They reject "first-strike" force, fra…

The Advocates for Self-Government
November 18, 2014 at 10:39 pm

"The only way to clean up campaign financing is to quit allowing the federal government to subsidize campaigns, repeal all the campaign-finance laws, and make the federal government so small that it won't be worth buying access to." -- Harry Browne

The Advocates for Self-Government
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Preach it, Barry!

#AuH2O

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconNovember 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

What do you think? Is the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk, a libertarian?

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Top 5 Libertarian Quotes From Billionaire Elon Musk

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November 10, 2014 - Elon Musk may not be the only billionaire libertarian, but he's likely the most innovative. The dude founded Tesla Motors and SpaceX, revolutionizing electric car and rocket science technology. He also chairs SolarCity, another company he helped start, one of the top solar energy…

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How deep are the roots of liberty within you?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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How many gravely ill patients must die at the hands of the FDA?

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FDA Bureaucrats Kill 150,000 Americans - The Advocates for Self-Government

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Never mind Ebola, terrorists and school shootings. Abolish the FDA What Americans should fear is… the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). The FDA's failure to approve life-saving drugs in a timely fashion is killing thousands, even tens of thousands, of Americans every year, critics charge.

The Advocates for Self-Government
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It would be a bit more of an accurate ending, wouldn't you say?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconNovember 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

An interesting discussion about voting and whether or not it advances liberty going on here:

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Voting Advances Liberty / Voting Does Not Advance Liberty : The Freeman : Foundation for...

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Voting Results 57 % 43 % Voting Advances Liberty / Voting Does Not Advance Liberty Does voting advance liberty? Read the arguments below and decide. To vote (voting is anonymous), read both articles and choose the one that makes the best case. Then click on the blue or orange tabs running alongside…

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconNovember 16, 2014 at 10:40 pm

"The technology in the two-foot-square device enables investigators to scoop data from tens of thousands of cellphones in a single flight"

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Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program

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The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of mobile phones through devices deployed on airplanes that mimic cellphone towers, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations.