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  • “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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  • Brett Bittner, Former Marietta City School Board Member
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  • Rupert Boneham, 2012 Libertarian Party of Indiana Gubernatorial Candidate and former Survivor contestant
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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 23, 2017 at 3:32 pm

And as it turns out, the disastrous war on drugs has also failed law enforcement, by giving officers incentives to be corrupt.

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California Deputies Caught Selling Stolen Marijuana On The Side - The Advocates for Self-Government

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In California, two former Kern County deputies pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. What’s worse, they did so by abusing their positions within the law enforcement agency.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 23, 2017 at 11:31 am

Penn Jillette's take:

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Penn Jillette on Taxation and Charity

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Taxation and charity are one of the major differences between libertarians and the Democrats and Republicans. They want to use government to take people’s incomes and then redistribute that money to other people in the name of charity. The problem is, that act of violence eliminates any moral supe...

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Facebook IconMay 22, 2017 at 9:59 pm

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A beginner’s guide to socialist economics

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Competition forces capitalists to come up with better and cheaper products

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Jennifer Lawrence is holding a book with Ludwig von Mises on it!

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Jennifer Lawrence, Libertarian Feminist?

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The star was spotted in London wearing a "We Should All Be Feminists" T-shirt and carrying a book with Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises on it.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 22, 2017 at 11:51 am

"In an effort to continue the failed war on drugs, lawmakers are pushing regulations that have unintended consequences, specifically for those who suffer from chronic conditions. More regulations mean more time and money spent on unnecessary doctors visits."

- Chloe Anagnos

Can you relate?

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Chronic Conditions and Big Government's Unintended Consequences - The Advocates for Self-Government

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In an effort to continue the failed war on drugs, lawmakers are pushing regulations that have unintended consequences, specifically for those who suffer from chronic conditions. More regulations mean more time and money spent on unnecessary doctors visits. And for many, it means making those trips u...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 22, 2017 at 6:49 am

At least he's honest.

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Facebook IconMay 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Jobs are great. Corporatism is not.

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Indiana gives Infosys the largest state incentive package — ever

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$31 million deal will bring 2,000 tech employees to Central Indiana, topped only by jobs brought to Honda plant

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 19, 2017 at 11:55 am

"Put simply, there is no more libertarian series of films than Star Wars."

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Star Wars Is The Most Libertarian Movie Franchise In Cinematic History

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There is no more libertarian film series than Star Wars. Each of the prequel films provides lessons on the dangers of growing government power while the original trilogy exemplifies the necessity of fighting against the tyranny of totalitarianism to restore the Republic.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 19, 2017 at 6:52 am

"Shut up, you have no rights," police said as they handcuffed the family and held them facedown on the floor.

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Detroit Cops Raid an Innocent Family's Home at Gunpoint on Bogus Sex-Trafficking Tip

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Maria Navarete says police told her "shut up, you have no rights" as they handcuffed and pinned down her and her children.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 19, 2017 at 12:51 am

What's your take?

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News - Fossil Fuels Promote Peace, Climate Panel Participants Say

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Panelists discussing “Fossil Fuels & World Peace” at The Heartland Institute’s 12th International Conference on Climate Change said fossil fuels have made the world less subject to conflict.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 18, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Do you agree with Milton?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm

"There are a lot of good reasons to end the failed war on drugs, and, as this case shows, basic fiscal conservatism is definitely one of them."

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This Louisiana judge explained why the drug war isn’t fiscally conservative

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Our government has spent more than $1.5 trillion since 1970 trying to prevent people from doing drugs.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 18, 2017 at 7:47 am

The more levels of government that interfere with a school, the more waste, fraud, and abuse its leaders can get away with because it's not clear who is responsible for what.

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Report: Public School Employee Bloat Wasted $805 Billion Since 1992

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The more levels of government that interfere with public schools, the more waste, fraud, and abuse its leaders can get away with.

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Facebook IconMay 17, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Accurate.

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Facebook IconMay 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm

A failure of transparency and responsibility by multiple nations.

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Government Is the Cause of—Not the Solution to—the Latest Hacking Outbreak

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A failure of transparency and responsibility by multiple nations.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

What country is this again?

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Boy Suspended After ‘Liking’ Instagram Post Of An Airsoft Gun - The Advocates for Self-Government

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For a young boy in Ohio, that means that his freedom to simply “like” an Instagram photo of a gun made him a pariah.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 16, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Basically.

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Facebook IconMay 16, 2017 at 5:53 pm

And this helps these young adults how?

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U of Arizona Is Hiring Students to Tattle on Others for ‘Bias Incidents’

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U Arizona is hiring students to be “social-justice activists ...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 16, 2017 at 11:51 am

So the idea that it is possible for a government agency to achieve an independent status is, by definition, a lost cause.When will we finally realize that?

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The Myth Of An Independent FBI Persists, Here’s Why It Matters - The Advocates for Self-Government

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As the entire world talks about President Donald J. Trump having fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey, many call for the current administration and Congress to only allow for a new director who has no ties to either political party. In other words, a true free-thin...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 16, 2017 at 6:47 am

"If something is not permitted it is prohibited."

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Local Officials Are Coming for Your Garden

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Local regulatory busybodies are zoning away your right to grow food in your garden.

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Facebook IconMay 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm

Is it the policies of Denmark that we should admire, or is there something special about being Danish?

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Denmark's Nice, Yes, But Danes Live Better in U.S.

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The goal should not be for either nation to copy the other, but rather to borrow the best policies of the other. Conservatives should note that when it comes to regulatory efficiency and business freedom, Denmark has a considerably higher score than does the U.S., at least according to the Heritage…

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Facebook IconMay 15, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Do you do this?

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