One-Minute Liberty Tip: Fast, Fun and Funny

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(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 it is:

“Smokey the Bear’s rules for fire safety also apply to government — keep it small, keep it in a confined area, and keep an eye on it.”

It works great as a quick remark in a casual conversation, or as the opening to a more detailed and precise discussion of libertarianism and the nature of government.

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Sharon Harris is president of the Advocates for Self-Government.  

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About the author: Sharon Harris

Sharon Harris was president of the Advocates from May of 1995 until May of 2015. She continues to write about and teach excellence in libertarian communication. She is co-author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book, How to Be a Super Communicator for Liberty, about which Ron Paul said: "I recommend this book to everyone serious about winning the battle for liberty. These essays will help libertarians improve their ability to answer the tough questions, make our philosophy relevant to people's everyday concerns, and most importantly win converts and grow our movement." You can purchase the print version from the Advocates here: http://theadvocates.donorshops.com/product/SCFL/howtobeasupercommunicatorforliberty.php or the the ebook version from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WTHPZNE