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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!”
  • David Cureton, Oklahoma City, OK
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  • Doug Harman, Former Chair, Libertarian Party of Georgia
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Facebook IconJuly 24, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Need to know the difference between a Libertarian and a libertarian? Maybe share it with a friend?

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Facebook IconJuly 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm

If you could abolish ONE AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT of the Federal Government, what would it be? Why?

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Facebook IconJuly 24, 2014 at 1:40 pm

A look back at our FIRST logo image for #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

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Facebook IconJuly 24, 2014 at 9:14 am

"It's not because crime got worse. There is less crime today. Crime peaked around 1990 and is now at a 40-year low. But as politicians keep passing new criminal laws, police find new reasons to deploy their heavy equipment."

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Conservatives, libertarians and liberals should all worry about the militarization of police

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I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today?

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Are you crazy enough to change the world?

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Facebook IconJuly 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Correlation isn't causation, though this is an interesting study...

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Socialists Are Cheaters Says New Study

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"The longer individuals were exposed to socialism, the more likely they were to cheat on our task," according to a new study, "The (True) Legacy of Two

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It's ok to be the moon.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
July 23, 2014 at 9:22 am

Do you believe that people are inherently good, or are they evil? Why?

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 22, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Are you doing what is right? Or are you doing what you're told?

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Facebook IconJuly 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Written over a decade ago, this piece by Lawrence Reed still reads as a contemporary critique of today's high cost of government education.

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The High Cost of Government Schooling : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

http://www.fee.org

ARTICLEThe High Cost of Government SchoolingNot Scrapping the Status Quo Shows Up in Remedial Education ExpensesFEBRUARY 01, 2001 by LAWRENCE W. REEDPublic (government) education in America costs a princely sum, and it isn’t getting any cheaper. But what taxpayers shell out for the government school…

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

It probably would have had less of an impact, if he had.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 22, 2014 at 9:58 am

"[D]espite the imperfections of private arrangements, government interventions usually make things worse. Thus, non-intervention is the better policy."

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What disillusioned Americans really want is libertarianism

http://www.washingtontimes.com

As the American political scene becomes ever more polarized, citizens of all political views have tired of both the liberal and conservative perspectives.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm

What is accomplished with hate?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm

"The government is creating these crimes and then choosing who it's going to target." - Alison Siegler, University of Chicago law professor

Great observation! Let's take a look at the rest of the alphabet agencies while we're at it.

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Investigation: ATF drug stings targeted minorities

http://www.usatoday.com

More than 90% of suspects arrested in the ATF's controversial

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

Can you imagine the effects on your personal financial planning if we ended the income tax and replaced it with nothing?

Did you know that IF we did such a thing, government could be funded at the same level as was in the late 1990s?

Perhaps this idea isn’t so radical after all.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Our great friend Harry Browne certainly had a way with words. Here are some of his best in opposing the war on (freedom) drugs.

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Harry Browne

HARRY BROWNE ON THE DRUG WAR: "There are no violent gangs fighting over aspirin territories. There are no violent gangs fighting over whisky territories or computer territories or anything else that's legal. There are only criminal gangs fighting over territories covering drugs, gambling, prostitution, and other victimless crimes. Making a non-violent activity a crime creates a black market, which attracts criminals and gangs, which turns what was once a relatively harmless activity affecting a small group of people into a wide-spread epidemic of drug use and gang warfare."

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2014 at 5:35 pm

The difference between markets and politics:

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm

What are the nine scariest words in the English language?

"I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 18, 2014 at 6:20 pm

It's been said many times, many ways... It's a spending problem.

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CBO once again shows that Washington's budget deficits will be driven by out-of-control...

http://www.unitedliberty.org

spending The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has, once again, issued a dire warning about the long-term fiscal problems facing the United States. But one has to wonder if how many elected officials on Capitol Hill are listening. The good news,

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 18, 2014 at 1:35 pm

How else can you serve to meet what others demand?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 18, 2014 at 9:13 am

We all need a break every now and then...

This morning, take some time to enjoy the wonder of childhood from throughout the world after such a rough news day yesterday:

http://moregreatminds.com/28-magical-moments-of-children-playing-from-across-the-world/

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28 Magical Moments Of Children Playing From Across The World |

moregreatminds.com

Children, regardless of where they are living, the economic situation they are in, or their cultural background, always find time and creative ways to enjoy

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Many of you homeschool your children, so this might be beneficial to read when they "graduate."

H/T: The Libertarian Homeschooler

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Okay, You've Graduated from Homeschooling. What's Next?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

For those of you taking a path that doesn't include college right now, if you're not sure what to do with your life, choose the path that will make the best story later. You must continue to be an interest-driven, self-directed learner....