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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.
  • The Advocates help people to put into words the longing for independence that most Americans feel deep in their hearts.
  •  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
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"A Winnipeg mom was doing the dishes while her three kids, 10, 5 and 2, played in their fenced-in backyard.

A neighbor called to report 'unattended' kids frolicking and Jacqui Kendrick was visited by a child protective services rep"

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Kids Play in Backyard While Mom Does Dishes. An Investigation Ensues.

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Child services strikes again.

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Prohibition breeds crime.

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“With the minimum wage going up to $15 an hour and more people turning to online shopping, more stores are going to close,” Lempert said. “It’s fine to say that everyone should have a living wage. But the money has to come from somewhere.”

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Why Sports Authority is throwing in the towel and closing all of its stores

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When struggling retailer Sports Authority filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month in the face of more than $1 billion in debt, the company indicated that it had two options going forward.One of those was to shed underperforming stores and em

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A majority opinion isn't necessarily right.

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Raising and educating our sons takes up a lot of room in my head. Room that would be taken up by work if I were going to a 9-5. I wouldn’t be able to devote as much time to observing them and figuring out what was really happening developmentally, intellectually, emotionally, physically.

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What are the Hidden Costs of Sending Children to Government Schools?

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Sometimes the parent who stays with the children wonders what it would be like if they worked a 9-5 j.o.b.. If you do that, make sure you put everything on the scales. Being away from your children will have hidden costs and unintended consequences, good and bad.

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All debts public and private, right?

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Texas Man Arrested After Attempt To Pay Taxes With Dollar Bills

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27-year old Texan, Timothy Andrew Norris, attempted to pay his $600 property tax with individual dollar bills. It ended with an arrest.

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Facebook IconApril 27, 2016 at 8:43 pm

Get a sneak peek of tomorrow's Liberator Online with Chloe:

Topics include last week's marijuana sales, a man suing over the beating received by an off-duty officer, and how not be tripped up by technology arguments when talking about liberty.

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Just when you thought you'd paid them off for the year....

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Jail is not the best place for a mother of three who’s struggling to make ends meet but nor is it a safe place for a non-violent arrestee taken into custody for allegedly stealing a guitar. If criminal justice reformers are serious about their goals, tackling the overcriminalization problem in the United States is the only solution.

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The Financial Burden Tied to Nonviolent Crimes is Destroying Poor Communities

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In the past three decades, the size of America’s…

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April 26, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Acting responsibly doesn't mean living your life by someone else's rules It means accepting the consequences of your own acts. -- Harry Browne

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"Generally speaking the recycling of metals and glass make economic sense because reuse involves less effort than production."

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Mixed Signals

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How do we know when recycling is “good” vs just “feel good”? If money is offered or it’s something best not released into the environment are two key indicators. Sometimes those two things coincide…

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The state of American politics today is illustrated very well here, yet they still get elected.

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"Of course, there is a smug style in every political movement: elitism among every ideology believing itself in possession of the solutions to society's ills."

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The smug style in American liberalism

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How liberals came to look down on the people they once tried to help.

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Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter

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Never mind the needs of a child when #BigGovernment knows better. Laws of chemistry be damned!

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Mum 'had to dump 500oz of breast milk' at Heathrow Airport - BBC News

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A mother-of-two has spoken of her frustration that she was forced to dump 500oz of breast milk at security at London's Heathrow Airport.

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Freedom Is My Favorite "F" Word Stickers

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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The drug war has had a real impact on the poor across the United States. But the financial burden tied to other non-violent crimes has also been affecting low-income communities across the board.

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n the past three decades, the size of America’s incarcerated population quadrupled. The amount of people jailed for nonviolent crimes in America has been, along with the drug war, partially to blame for this phenomena.

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"TSA is our No. 1 problem"

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“TSA is our No. 1 problem right now”: Long security lines are frustrating US airlines, too

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And the summer travel season hasn't even started yet.

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Politicians, a before and after:

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The Advocates for Self-Government
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"[R]esponding to rampant fears meant electoral success, so politicians ignored the epidemic’s decline and passed ever stricter laws against drug use."

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This video explains the history of the drug war—and how badly it’s failed

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“The lives that could have been saved, the families that could have remained intact…”

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Sounds like a party though.

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"When people say, 'homes, not high-rises,' they think they are saying,'“Everyone should have a great house like I do! I can’t imagine living in an apartment!'

But they are really saying, 'If you are not yet ready to afford a single-family home and all that comes with it, there is no place for you here.' They are really saying, 'There’s a salary floor on living in this neighborhood and you — new graduate, or recently divorced dad, or newcomer to our city or country, or family who just wants a smaller space — you don’t cut it. Keep moving.'”

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How To Ruin a Neighborhood

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