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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 IconOctober 31, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Value is determined by those willing to pay for a good or service. If the price of it exceeds its value, it will sit on a shelf or go unused.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm

You have a prime opportunity to teach your children about government tonight... Here's Tim Slagle with the lesson plan:

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Taxes by Tim Slagle

Here is how to start your kids understanding the tax burden at a very early age. It is Tim's classic Halloween Tax bit, a version that was edited specificall...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 31, 2014 at 10:10 am

Worry will keep you busy doing nothing about the thing you're worrying about. Get out there and DO something about it.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 30, 2014 at 8:20 pm

"Sometimes we face a choice between what is right and what is relatively easy, between principle and expediency. If the government taxes us to pay for a cause we believe is wrong, do we refuse to pay and risk imprisonment or death, or do we submit? Saying no in such a case may be the supreme expression of liberty, but it also starkly defines the limits of that liberty."

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The Power of No : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

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Being able to say no defines the scope of our personal autonomy, while being able to say yes allows us to creatively explore (or not) the freedom that that autonomy gives us.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Here's something younger Americans should know. What year do you think it will be insolvent? It seems to be a moving target.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 30, 2014 at 11:11 am

When it takes place half a world away, what war really is is easy to ignore. Here are a few things to keep the atrocity of war in perspective:

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39 Gut Wrenching Photos Of The Reality Of War, Puts Everything Into Perspective

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These emotional charged pictures matched with "just girly things" meme, really puts everything into perspective......

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 29, 2014 at 8:10 pm

This is one of the main reasons that libertarianism is still on the rise... Freedom is a great motivator to never give up.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Would shuttering the Department of Homeland Security make America safer?

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Make America Safer: Shut Down the Department of Homeland Security

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DHS, a massive department that wastes taxpayer dollars and abuses civil liberties, should be replaced by a small, focused and efficient set of federal

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 29, 2014 at 11:10 am

Winston Churchill said that socialism's only virtue was the equal sharing of misery.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 29, 2014 at 10:43 am

"Teenage girls are interested in politics, according to a recent study, but the negative stereotypes of female politicians make them reluctant to pursue political careers."

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Study Says Most Girls Think Politics Is A Man's World

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A Girl Scouts Research Institute study reveals that 37% of girls want to become a politician, but they need mentors

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm

You wouldn't know it, based on the campaigns vying for election next week...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

" Minneapolis can best improve its food offerings by taking its bad laws off the books. There's no need to double down."

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Minneapolis Is Micromanaging the Food Supply

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The city is finding out that more rules don't equal healthier eating.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Over the last six decades, the overall state and local tax burden, as a percent of personal income, in the United States has climbed by over 42 percent.

Yet, the growth in tax burdens varies dramatically by state.

The 5 states with the fastest growth in their state and local tax burden are:
1) Delaware at 96 percent
2) Wyoming at 95 percent
3) Pennsylvania at 83 percent
4) NewYork at 81 percent
5) NorthDakota at 77 percent

On the other hand, there are 5 states where their state and local tax burden actually fell:
1) SouthDakota at -23 percent
2) Florida at -11 percent
3) Louisiana at -11 percent
4) Oklahoma at -4 percent
5) Arizona at -0.4 percent

Where would you rather live?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 28, 2014 at 9:05 am

Perhaps if so many resources weren't used to pursue victimless crimes, there wouldn't be a funding or man-hour shortage...

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Forgotten evidence from untested rape kits could bring justice to victims

Only three percent of rapists serve time in prison for their crime because police sometimes ignore powerful pieces of evidence. Nancy Cordes reports.

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The Advocates for Self-Government updated their cover photo.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm

There's no better way to succeed, especially when it comes to persuasion.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

"What if there is no reform that will help our current school system? What if we are spending all this time, energy and money on a system that doesn’t work? Why don’t we start talking about real innovation in education?"

http://thelibertasproject.liberty.me/2014/10/15/the-rise-of-the-unschooled/

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The Rise of the Unschooled

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When talking about ‘Education’ in the political world the spot light is currently on Common Core. Sometimes we talk about School Choice, but mainly we are on the topic of Common Core. Let’s be hone...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 27, 2014 at 11:05 am

When you aren't in control of your own life, it doesn't matter who is in control.

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The Advocates for Self-Government AMEN.

October 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 26, 2014 at 8:20 pm

How would a libertarian society deal with blackmail?

What do you think?

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Would Blackmail be Legal in a Libertarian Society? - The Advocates for Self-Government

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How would a libertarian society deal with blackmail? Thinking of the blackmailer as a gossip offering the service of his silence for a fee, I cannot find any reason why it should be illegal in a libertarian society. Both parties receive something of value and the agreement is consensual.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Why are YOU a libertarian?

#whylibertarian

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconOctober 26, 2014 at 10:50 am

Our friends at FEE did a nice job explaining the effects of the minimum wage here:

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The Truth About the Minimum Wage

If you take off the bottom two rungs of the income ladder, many will never climb it. That's the effect of the minimum wage.

Want to learn more? Here are some resources about the economics of the minimum wage: http://at.fee.org/1vTns2B

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