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The “Trickle Down Economics” Myth — and How to Refute It

January 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the One-Minute Liberty Tip section in Volume 19, No. 1 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Economist and syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell begins a recent column this way: “New York’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, in his inaugural speech, denounced people ‘on the far right’ who ‘continue to preach the virtue of trickle-down economics.’ According to Mayor de Blasio, [...]

Comparisons: Questions that Make People Think

December 30th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the One-Minute Liberty Tip section in Volume 18, No. 23 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Government is often inconsistent and unfair.  By asking the right questions, you can get people to see this unfairness and inconsistency, and lead them to question commonly-accepted coercive government programs. Here are some examples: “Why should people who spend their own money [...]

December 15 Is Bill of Rights Day!

December 13th, 2013 (No Comments)

Dear friend, December 15 is “Bill of Rights Day” — a day to celebrate, honor and renew support for our precious Bill of Rights. It was on December 15, 1791 that the Bill of Rights — the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution — went into effect. One hundred and fifty years later, in 1941, December [...]

Instead of “Government Subsidies”…

December 6th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the One-Minute Liberty Tip section in Volume 18, No. 22 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Libertarians often complain about “government subsidies” of various types. And rightfully so. Like many people of other political views, libertarians object to government subsidies to corporations. To millionaire farmers. To baseball teams. And so on. We are right to criticize such outrageous [...]

Look Who’s Coming to Dinner

November 25th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the President’s Corner section in Volume 18, No. 22 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Holidays can be a great time to share libertarian ideas with family and friends, so be sure to gather liberty-themed facts, figures and stories specific for each holiday. (The Liberator Online is an excellent source for such information as a holiday nears.) [...]

Too Much Libertarianism?

November 20th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the One-Minute Liberty Tip section in Volume 18, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Little Johnny had been playing outside. He came running into the house and asked, “Mommy, where did I come from?” She’d been waiting for this question, so she took a deep breath, sat down with Johnny, and explained all about the birds and [...]

Halloween: Share Some Scary Facts About… Government

October 30th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the One-Minute Liberty Tip section in Volume 18, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Holidays can be a great time to share libertarian ideas with family and friends, so be sure to gather liberty-themed facts, figures and stories specific for each holiday. (The Liberator Online is a good source for such information. We frequently share it [...]

World’s Smallest Political Quiz used to explain libertarianism and Libertarian Party at CPAC

October 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the President’s Corner section in Volume 18, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Libertarian Party Chair Geoffrey J. Neale presented and explained the Libertarian Party at the Sept. 28, 2013, Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Mo. CPAC is one of the most influential conservative gatherings in the world. attended by activists and [...]

Dramatically Improve Your Conversations with These Simple (But Too Often Ignored) Tips

October 25th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the One-Minute Liberty Tip section in Volume 18, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) In past columns we’ve talked a lot about the vital importance of listening. In my communication seminars libertarians are often startled to learn about the power that active, genuine listening can add to our communication efforts. It is equally important that the person you are conversing [...]

Success Stories – How We Can Find Thousands of New Libertarians and Bring Them into the Libertarian Movement

October 18th, 2013 (No Comments)

(From the President’s Corner section in Volume 18, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Dear friends, Campus libertarians are having great success using free OPH kits provided by the Advocates to reach the libertarian leaders and activists of tomorrow! So far we’ve given over 900 OPH kits free to campus libertarian groups who’ve requested them. It’s one of the biggest outreach [...]

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: 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 [...]

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