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  • Thank you very much for presenting the Advocate’s program on Libertarian Persuasion last weekend. I enjoyed it greatly and learned much from it. I’ve also heard positive comments from its attendees… The Advocates method of libertarian persuasion is positive, thorough and structured – all things that lead to successful efforts to persuade and change policy and culture. Let’s plan more seminars for Indiana!
  • 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.”
  • David Cureton, Oklahoma City, OK
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  • Doug Harman, Former Chair, Libertarian Party of Georgia
  • Caryn Ann Harlos, Castle Rock, CO
  • 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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The Advocates for Self-Government
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Without government, who would be rude to the Olympic athletes?

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Aly Raisman accuses TSA agents of making "sexist" comments

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In a series of tweets, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman documented her "uncomfortable" encounter with two TSA agents

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Have a safe Memorial Day.

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Facebook IconMay 26, 2017 at 7:58 pm

There's no such thing as a "free" lunch.

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Single-payer healthcare could cost $400 billion to implement in California

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A single-payer healthcare system in California — a galvanizing cause among the state's progressive flank — would cost $400 billion annu...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Ouch.

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The University of Missouri Still Pays the Price for Campus Craziness

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Remember the overblown, hysterical protests that roiled the University of Missouri in 2015? Remember how professor Melissa Click called for “muscle” to boot the press from protest sites? Remember how ESPN previewed its Colin Kaepernick lovefest with its fawning coverage of the football team’s threat...

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Facebook IconMay 26, 2017 at 9:48 am

If only, if only...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 26, 2017 at 4:45 am

Illinois’ unemployment rate dropped in April to 4.7 percent from 4.9 percent. The lower jobless rate was entirely because 15,300 unemployed Illinoisans dropped out of the workforce.

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Illinois loses 7,200 jobs in April, workforce shrinks by 17,800

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Illinois still has 25,600 fewer jobs compared with the year 2000. Illinois is one of the only states in the country to have fewer jobs today than at the turn of the century.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 25, 2017 at 7:38 pm

When something you count on to be there isn't, shouldn't you be able to choose to divert your funds to something that will be?

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COLUMN: Don't count on that government pension

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Millions of Americans are expecting to receive a pension from the city or state that employs them. Many will be in for a terrible surprise, according to the

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 25, 2017 at 2:37 pm

#BlueGlovesOfFreedom

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Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security

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Travelers should expect new procedures at TSA checkpoints later this year, with more carry-on items, like food and tablets, separated into bins, Scott McCartney writes.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 25, 2017 at 3:59 am

"In Sweden, young people are expected to pay for things themselves instead of sponging off their parents."

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College in Sweden is free but students still have a ton of debt. How can that be?

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Swedish colleges and universities are free. Yep. Totally free. But students there still end up with a lot of debt. The average at the beginning of 2013 was roughly 124,000 Swedish krona ($19,000). Sure, the average US student was carrying about 30% more, at $24,800. But remember: Free. College in Sw...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 24, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Without government, who would tell us what tress to plant?

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DNR urges homeowners not to plant ornamental pear trees

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Indiana officials are urging homeowners and landscapers to stop planting ornamental pear trees because they are an invasive species that’s crowding out native trees.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

MUH ROADS!

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 24, 2017 at 11:59 am

"So, this isn't censorship. It's just idiocy. It's idiocy, because everyone, actually, is in favor of cultural appropriation. No one thinks Italian cooking should be restricted to the Italians. That's all appropriation is: license to participate in other cultures."

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A Canadian Writer Defended Cultural Appropriation and All Hell Broke Loose

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"...a space that is not safe for indigenous and racialized writers."

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

Perhaps, if more of these businesses are launched, health insurance companies as we know them will become obsolete, forcing the government to finally step away from messing with healthcare policy altogether.

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What Aetna’s Decision To Leave Obamacare Proves - The Advocates for Self-Government

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A perfect example of an unintended consequence caused by further meddling with the health insurance industry is Aetna’s recent decision to pull out completely from the Obamacare individual market for 2018.

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

"Illinois has a spending problem, yet rather than passing needed reforms, many in Springfield are looking to pass the costs onto residents and businesses."

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Nearly half of unemployed people in Illinois have given up on finding work

illinoispolicy.org

A new survey from Harris Poll for Express Employment Professionals shows that nearly half of unemployed people in Illinois have given up looking for work.

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

The Advocates for Self-Government shared Tax Revolution Institute's video.

Repeat after me: "We are free."

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Tax Revolution Institute

What if the government in Flint, Michigan focused on doing the Most Good with the Tax Dollars it collects? Instead of using it's Tax Dollars to do this...
https://taxrevolution.us/

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Facebook IconMay 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm

kthanksbye

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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

alibertarianfuture.com

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...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconMay 22, 2017 at 9:59 pm

Please share with your friends:

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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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The Advocates for Self-Government
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