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Give Them Something!

October 17th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the One-Minute Liberty Tip section in Volume 18, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Maybe you’ve just met someone at a party. You’ve had a great discussion about libertarianism. Now it’s time to leave. You may never see this person again. Or you’ve just delivered a speech on libertarianism to a service club or high school [...]

Listen Up! The Incredible, Free and Too Often Neglected Benefits of… Listening

October 3rd, 2013 (No Comments)

One of the most important — and frequently overlooked, and surprisingly difficult — secrets of truly successful communication is active listening. In our eagerness to tell people about the ideas of liberty, we may miss out on the huge benefits of simply stopping and listening to what the people we are talking are saying in [...]

Libertarian Renaissance!

September 25th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the President’s Corner in Volume 18, No. 18 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Dear friend, Want a blast of GREAT news? Uplifting, exciting, motivating news? Then check out the first article in this issue’s Intellectual Ammunition section: “New Poll Finds ‘Libertarian Renaissance in America.’” This is an explosive story, and it is wonderful [...]

Quick and Easy E-Ways to Help Others Discover Liberty

September 16th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Liberator Online, Volume 18, No. 17. Subscribe today!) “What is your political philosophy? It is an interesting question that few people really give time to think about.” That’s how Judge Jim Gray — retired Orange County Superior Court judge and 2012 Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate — began a recent column in the Daily Pilot, a newspaper [...]

Amplifying Our Message: Seth Godin’s Insight

September 6th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From One-Minute Liberty Tip in the Liberator Online, Volume 18, No. 17. Subscribe today!) Communication and marketing guru Seth Godin has written 14 bestsellers that have been translated into 33 languages. He also writes the most popular marketing blog in the world. I find Godin’s blog to be consistently stimulating and provocative. I highly recommend it to [...]

One-Minute Liberty Tip: Fast, Fun and Funny

August 23rd, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the Liberator Online Volume 18, No. 15. Subscribe here!) Here’s a fun, funny and fast way to communicate the essence of how libertarians view government. It’s been circulating among libertarians and other small-government advocates for many years. With the right audience, it will draw laughs and knowing nods — and win them to your side. Here [...]

Upcoming Advocates Libertarian Communication Workshops

August 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

I’ll be conducting libertarian communication workshops at these upcoming events: September 21: Texas State University, sponsored by Students of Liberty September 28: Cobb County (Georgia) Library, sponsored by Liberty on the Rocks and America’s Future Foundation November 16: Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah), sponsored by Students for Liberty Attendees will learn how to dramatically increase their effectiveness [...]

Quick and Easy E-Ways to Help Others Discover Liberty

August 13th, 2013 (No Comments)

(President’s Corner by Sharon Harris from the Liberator Online Volume 18, No. 15. Subscribe here!) “What is your political philosophy? It is an interesting question that few people really give time to think about.” That’s how Judge Jim Gray — retired Orange County Superior Court judge and 2012 Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate — began [...]

President’s Corner: New Libertarian Science Fiction Film Features the Quiz!

July 15th, 2013 (No Comments)

Dear friends, I’m excited to report a new milestone for the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. As you probably know, the Quiz has been reprinted in books, textbooks, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and many other places. Now it’s broken into a new medium: for the first time to my knowledge, the Quiz is appearing in a feature-length [...]

President’s Corner: What Are You Waiting For?

June 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.” — Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl, 1952.  I love that quote. I believe it has a powerful message for those of us who want to make our world a freer place. It’s easy to feel that you must [...]

President’s Corner: Thomas Jefferson’s Final Fourth of July

June 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

The Fourth of July — Independence Day — is almost here. Like most libertarians, the Fourth means far more to me than just picnics and fireworks. The Fourth of July meant a lot to Thomas Jefferson, too. In 1826, when he was 86 years old, Jefferson was invited by the mayor of Washington, D.C. to [...]

The Surveillance Scandal: The Right — and the Wrong –Terms

June 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

“In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the  human kingdom, define or be defined.” So wrote the great libertarian Thomas Szasz. Define or be defined. That’s a key principle of effective communication. You can see this at work right now, in the unfolding scandal concerning government surveillance and the resulting [...]

How NOT to Talk to People About Liberty

June 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

One of the best ways to learn how to better communicate the ideas of liberty is to see someone doing it… the wrong way. How NOT to Talk to People About Liberty by The Libertarienne Show is a fun, funny, short video that shows you exactly that.

President’s Corner: Hardy Macia (1969-2013) – A Life for Liberty

June 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

The world has lost a true champion of liberty with the untimely death of Hardy Macia, who died from Hodgkin’s lymphoma on May 13 at the age of 43. Hardy Macia was my hero — a modern-day Paul Revere, a true light of liberty, a good man, a kind and gentle spirit. Hardy made invaluable [...]

One-Minute Liberty Tip – You’re on Candid Camera!

June 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

Here’s a surefire tool that will get you off to a great start in any conversation about the ideas of liberty. Start off with a Simple Movement Into Libertarian Engagement …better known as a SMILE! (Check out the first letters of that phrase.)

A Libertarian Dozen of the Best Ways to Discover and Create More Libertarians

May 14th, 2013 (No Comments)

You’ve heard of a “baker’s dozen,” which is 13 instead of 12. Since libertarians always deliver more for the buck, here are 19 tips and techniques you can put to use immediately to discover and create more libertarians! Enjoy these tips – and put them to use for liberty. Please let me know about your [...]

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