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  • 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.
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  •  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.
  • “I love, love, love The World’s Smallest Political Quiz and working Operation Politically Homeless outreach booths. It is such a great way to open political dialog about the meaning of freedom, and there are few things more rewarding than helping someone discovery that they are a libertarian and need to be homeless no longer.
  • I can’t imagine setting up our outreach booth without the World’s Smallest Political Quiz handy! The Quiz has increased our traffic tremendously and gives us a great conversation piece.
  • 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!
  • In my campaign, the best way to expose someone to how libertarian they are was the World’s Smallest Political Quiz.
  • Brett’s presentation, “Why Libertarians Lose and How We Can Win” is a valuable training I highly recommend for all Libertarians looking to get elected to public office or help a fellow Libertarian with their election. In this presentation Brett identifies potential areas of improvement and then offers practical solutions based on his personal experience winning an election. I am looking forward to hosting a full day Advocates for Self-Government Libertarian Communication workshop.
  • I had the pleasure of attending Brett Bittner’s “Walk the Walk” speech this year at Liberty Forum. It’s one thing to do activism; it’s yet another to spread the message of liberty passively by actually living like a libertarian on a daily basis. Brett gave practical, real-life examples and the results of walking the walk.”
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  • Chris Mayo, Former Congressional candidate, (IN-7)
  • Brett Bittner, Former Marietta City School Board Member
  • Jordan Collis, Vice President, Young Americans for Liberty at Georgia State University
  • Rupert Boneham, 2012 Libertarian Party of Indiana Gubernatorial Candidate and former Survivor contestant
  • C. Michael Pickens, Former Chair, Libertarian Party of Washington State
  • Rodger Paxton, host of The LAVA Flow Podcast

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"In other words, statistics are not standalone, self-interpreting declarations of the nature of reality. Rather, they are highly interpretable and theory-dependent, in sharp contrast to the positivism of modern economics."

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Why the "Experts" Can't Agree About Fed Rate Hikes

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It's amazing how the same set of economic data can create two very different opinions on the overrated Fed Funds hike issue. In two Bloomberg opinion pieces last week, we see the stark difference:

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Texas is on trial after prisoners died from a heat index as high as 150 degrees

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Another example of why we need alternative sentencing.

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Why Professors Object to Being Recorded

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If what professors say regularly in class receives attention, they risk being exposed for their ignorance.

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February 26, 2017 at 1:55 pm

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2017 at 6:54 am

Something doesn't make sense here...

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Michigan State U. Bans Whiteboards in the Dorms Because People Write Things on Them

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Are students engaging in more harassment, or are administrators defining harassment too broadly?

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2017 at 12:01 am

"Ask any corrections official or beat cop, and he'll tell you the system arrests and holds the same troubled people over and over. Even with the best of intentions, using jails to house the mentally ill is a bad policy."

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Cell Blocks Aren't Psych Wards

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Even with the best of intentions, using jails to house the mentally ill is a bad policy.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 25, 2017 at 6:04 pm

What a relief.

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This State Is Now "Protecting" You from Kerrygold Butter | Brittany Hunter

fee.org

Thanks to an archaic state law, Kerrygold Irish Butter is being ripped from the shelves of Wisconsin grocery stores, and consumers are not happy about it.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

"Do we want to make our labor market more like France, where large numbers of Arab immigrants are unemployed, and often resentful of the country they live in?"

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Farm Jobs and the "Lump of Labor" Fallacy | Scott Sumner

fee.org

When labor costs go up, California farmers simply switch to crops that require less careful handling. Apricots, once a common crop, are being produced far less while almond trees are spreading across California.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 25, 2017 at 6:48 am

Accurate.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2017 at 6:12 pm

"There is no health and safety concern to massaging a horse, so this is not a legitimate field to regulate," Boucek said. "Even if it were, requiring vet school is not a reasonable means of achieving that goal."

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Absurd State Licensing Rules Could Send A Woman To Jail Just for Touching a Horse

reason.com

Of course. State board says she has to go to veterinary school to learn something she already knows and the schools don't teach.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Look at those Libertarian animals:

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2017 at 6:42 am

"Of course, the peak oilers also failed to see the shale oil and gas revolution made possible by fracking and horizontal drilling that boosted U.S. oil production from 5.2 million barrels per day in 2005 to nearly 9 million barrels per day today."

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Remembering Peak Oil: Saudi Arabian Production Was Supposed to Peak in 2006

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Remembering Peak Oil: Saudi Arabian Production Was Supposed to Peak in 2006

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2017 at 1:41 am

"The ACLU lawsuit, to be filed early Wednesday morning, alleges the Milwaukee Police Department subjects city residents like Collins to high-volume, suspicionless stops and searches as part of a quota system, violating their Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights."

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ACLU To File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Milwaukee Over Stop-and-Frisk

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A class-action federal civil rights lawsuit argues the Milwaukee Police Department’s suspicionless stop-and-frisk practices are unconstitutional.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm

"The St. Joseph County Council will soon review a proposed update to the county’s animal ordinance that would restrict Facebook groups from providing foster care for lost pets."

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Proposed St. Joseph County animal ordinance would limit Facebook groups

southbendtribune.com

Proposed ordinance wouldn't allow Facebook groups to arrange for foster care

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You Can't Have Social Justice without Free Speech | Chris Marchese

fee.org

What is socially acceptable cannot always be reconciled with what is socially just.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 23, 2017 at 5:21 am

"Avoiding all foods save for those prepared in an inspected kitchen means dining out at every meal or not eating at all. If one or both of these are your choice, then so be it. But Montana and California have moved to allow others to exercise their own choices. And I hope they succeed."

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Deregulation of Local Foods Is a Winning Idea That's Spreading

reason.com

New bills in Montana and California would make it easier for small food entrepreneurs to thrive and for consumers to have more choices.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconFebruary 23, 2017 at 12:34 am

"But you don’t need Nobel laureates to explain why government solutions to climate change are wrong-headed. Let’s linger on the main solutions offered: cap-and-trade and carbon taxation."

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Climate Change: What if They're Right? | Max Borders

fee.org

What do Pat Robertson, Gregg Easterbrook, and Michael Shermer have in common? They’ve all moved from climate-change skepticism to the “global warming consensus.” These leading lights may help guide others toward this consensus too. And given the possibility that believers in global warming are right...