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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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The Advocates for Self-Government
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Who is the strongest?

Thanks to Liberty.me for the image

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm

The "Safety Seal" we all know was developed to restore Tylenol's market share. 7 years later it became law.

Who would protect consumers from unsafe drugs? The company wanting to continue selling drugs.

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How the Tylenol murders of 1982 changed the way we consume medication | PBS NewsHour

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Early on the morning of Sept. 29, 1982, a tragic, medical mystery began with a sore throat and a runny nose. It was then that Mary Kellerman, a 12-year-old girl from Elk Grove Village, a suburb of Chicago, told her mother and father about her symptoms. They gave her one extra-strength Tylenol capsul…

The Advocates for Self-Government
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Something to keep in mind the next time you hear that "we must do SOMETHING"

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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Trade is the route to prosperity

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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Searching for the perfect metaphor to discuss the minimum wage? Try using milk:

http://www.theadvocates.org/raising-price-milk-minimum-wage-metaphor/

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Raising the Price of Milk: A Minimum Wage Metaphor - The Advocates for Self-Government

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A strong majority of Americans favor increasing the minimum wage. A recent Reason-Rope poll asked 1,003 American adults this question: "The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Do you favor or oppose raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour?"

The Advocates for Self-Government
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Sadly, it's much easier to note the nations where there is not a U.S. military presence.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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Who needs legislation when the bureaucrats can just write laws?

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Treasury takes actions to deter inversions

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The Treasury and the IRS took action against tax inversions Monday.The issue has been a major policy point for President Barack Obama over the past few months.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 28, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Who knows best how to budget for your life? You? Or some central planner making decisions for those with a similar income, family size, and neighborhood?

http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/24-americans-squander-their-incomes-on-themselves-while-public-needs-are-neglected

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#24 -"Americans Squander Their Incomes on Themselves While Public Needs Are Neglected : The...

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Freedom means spending your own money the way you choose, even if you sometimes choose foolishly.

The Advocates for Self-Government
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In case you needed the reminder...

It makes a GREAT profile picture, btw.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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What is a "trade deficit" and why does the government want to plan and manage how many things people will buy or sell?

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#23 – "The Balance of Trade Deficit Requires Government Action" : The Freeman : Foundation for...

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No trades are deemed as anything but “favorable” by those engaged in the trading so how can anyone add all those trades up and arrive at something “unfavorable”?

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 27, 2014 at 7:20 pm

The Advocates for Self-Government shared John Stossel's photo.

Thursday's episode of Stossel ("Give Me a... Choice") highlighted the choices made available in the market and compared that to the choices many Americans accept with the electoral system, i.e. Coke or Pepsi, without looking at all the other flavors and drinks available.

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In the free market, you have a million choices. There are lots of different supermarkets, with different foods and prices. Suppose you chose food the way we choose politicians: You get only two choices, donkey meat or elephant meat. Every four years you vote for donkey or elephant. Then you have to eat what the majority picks. In a free market, I can pick elephant and you can pick donkey. It’s another reason to keep government small. “Give Me a… Choice” airs tonight at 9PM on Fox Business.

By: John Stossel

The Advocates for Self-Government
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The inevitability of corruption begins with the involvement of government inserting itself where it does not belong.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Thomas Jefferson

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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Imagine that... Government blasts the market for responding to demand.

Why would the FBI need to spy on you and me via our smartphones?

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FBI blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones

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Agency director calls for meeting, echoes frustration by police nationwide

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 26, 2014 at 10:20 am

Is liberty doomed? What is the fastest and easiest way to bring people into the libertarian movement? Do libertarians support laws prohibiting racial discrimination by businesses?

See the answers to these questions and more in the most recent issue of the Liberator Online:

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Click here to view the latest issue of the Liberator Online!

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm

That's going to leave a mark on the Nobel Peace Prize Medal...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Markets trump central planning... AGAIN.

Isn't it wonderful how agile peaceful people can be?

http://reason.com/blog/2014/09/22/kid-suspended-for-selling-pepsi-from-his

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Kid Suspended for Selling Pepsi from His Locker Takes His Business to the Streets

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Remember Keenan Shaw, the Canadian high school student suspended for selling full sugar Pepsi from his locker, in defiance of Winston Churchill High School's

The Advocates for Self-Government
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The Advocates for Self-Government updated their cover photo.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 25, 2014 at 10:36 am

It's clear the American people want something different from the status quo. Liberty and self-government ARE different from the status quo.

Where do you fit? http://theadvocates.org/quiz

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Americans Continue to Say a Third Political Party Is Needed

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A majority of U.S. adults continue to say the major U.S. political parties do such a poor job representing Americans that a third party is needed. The 58% wanting a third party is little changed from last year.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 24, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Seems like there might be other ways to address this, Capt. Brown.

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OK trooper tells local news: Best way not to get raped by cops is to ‘follow the law’

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An Oklahoma Highway Patrol official reportedly told women that the best way not to get raped by an officer was to “follow the law.”

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm

What do you think? Are there only two sides to every issue? Are each of them so far apart that nothing can be solved?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconSeptember 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm

How many of these have you heard?

Do you have any more to share?

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7 Falsehoods About the Free Market : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

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Conversations about the free market are beset by falsehoods that have entered conventional wisdom. Here's a sampling of some of the more persistent among them.