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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.
  • 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.”
  • David Cureton, Oklahoma City, OK
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  • Dawn Beene, Stockbridge, GA
  • 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
Facebook IconJune 25, 2016 at 8:24 pm

"As cannabis “refugees” make their way to states like Colorado to obtain life-saving treatment for themselves and their children, the government’s own data increasingly backs up the validity of making the plant accessible — without the threat of harsh consequences from the State."

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After Legalizing Recreational Weed, Colorado Has Lowest Teen Use in the Country | Carey Wedler

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Cannabis prohibitionists have long cautioned that legalizing the plant will inevitably lead to increased use among teens, couching their restrictive beliefs in concern for the youth. While some of these concerns may be genuine, a recent survey from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviro...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 25, 2016 at 4:12 pm

$1.3 billion taxpayer dollars down the rabbit hole...literally.

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The feds spent $1.3 billion on a bioterrorism prevention program. It found a rabbit.

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“A mistake from the start.”

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 25, 2016 at 11:24 am

Watch your step.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 24, 2016 at 7:06 pm

"Warning labels are a product of a litigious society that drive prices up."

- John Stossel

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Warning: Labels

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Warning labels are a product of a litigious society that drive prices up.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 24, 2016 at 3:02 pm

"According to a White House-appointed review group as well as the nonprofit organization New America Foundation, NSA’s phone record collection has played an insignificant role in preventing terrorist attacks. But the effects of federal surveillance policies being used as we speak are not always neutral: abuse within the agency continues to put countless of innocent people—and their privacy—in danger."

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Gov’t Watchdog Worried About Consumer Privacy Offers no Solution to the Federal Surveillance...

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Recently, the Government Accountability Office released a report on issues regarding “surreptitious tracking apps,” hoping to identify the problems with cellphone features used for stalking so that regulators and lawmakers are able to find policy solutions that protect the American consumer and his…

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 24, 2016 at 10:47 am

Ron Paul, for the win.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm

"While Detroit’s dysfunction has been well-documented, New Orleans has in many ways been on an upswing in recent years, making its laggard response times more puzzling."

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In New Orleans, call 911 and wait for an hour

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A COUPLE of years ago, the gonzo television journalist Charlie LeDuff wanted to show people how impotent the police department of Detroit, a city then spiralling...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 23, 2016 at 2:45 pm

"Portugal decriminalized the use of all drugs in 2001. Weed, cocaine, heroin, you name it — Portugal decided to treat possession and use of small quantities of these drugs as a public health issue, not a criminal one. Whenever we debate similar measures in the U.S. — marijuana decriminalization, for instance — many drug-policy makers predict dire consequences."

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Why hardly anyone dies from a drug overdose in Portugal

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It wasn't a massive war on drugs.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 23, 2016 at 10:37 am

It's just that simple.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 22, 2016 at 8:23 pm

Thanks, Jimmy!

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Without government, who would pay for the WiFi?!?

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Oswego mayor's plan to offer free downtown WiFi unveiled

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At the Oswego Common Council meeting Monday, Mayor Billy Barlow presented his plan for free public WiFi in the city's downtown. The young mayor called it

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm

SMH.

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Calif. man helps save trapped family, gets $143 bill

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Derrick Deanda pulled up just as a rollover crash trapped a man and his kids in a car, so he leapt into action, apparently at a cost

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Can you blame him?

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg puts tape over his laptop camera

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On his laptop, it looks like Zuckerberg has placed tape over his MacBook's camera. It even looks as if he's taped over his laptop's microphone, as well.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 22, 2016 at 11:32 am

Do you agree with Einstein?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 21, 2016 at 8:42 pm

Driverless cars have the power to make us richer, less stressed, more independent, and safer. Unless fearful lawmakers and overly cautious regulators manage to screw everything up.

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Will Politicians Block Our Driverless Future?

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Autopia is within our grasp—if government doesn't screw it up.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 21, 2016 at 6:40 pm

Sad, but true.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Any country on earth is capable of creating starvation. You only need to follow the path of #Venezuela.

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How to Create Starvation in 2016 | Jeffrey Tucker

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Look around Venezuela and what you see is the end of everything we call civilization.One of the great achievements of the human mind is having produced a solution to the single greatest challenge of life on earth: getting enough to eat. Shelter and clothing are no brainers by comparison. You find a…

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Tyranny disguised as "equal rights."

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 21, 2016 at 11:35 am

"For-profit colleges. Accreditors. Endowments. Loan servicers. Debit card companies. Federal policymakers have blamed just about everyone associated with higher education but themselves for the Ivory Tower’s myriad problems."

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Feds Love Higher Ed Scapegoats

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Washington gives out big sums of money to people to pay for college without meaningfully determining whether those people are prepared for higher education. That fuels rampant price, credential, and luxury inflation.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 20, 2016 at 8:36 pm

#Schooling and government #policy have stifled the spirit of enterprise among the young.

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Why Are So Few Millennials Entrepreneurs? | Zachary Slayback

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There’s a popular trope right now that a ton of young people are founders and entrepreneurs. Thanks to a handful of young founders with a disproportionate impact (ala Mark Zuckerberg) and cultural figures like HBO’s Silicon Valley, you can easily trick yourself into believing that entrepreneurship i...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 20, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Groucho gets it.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 20, 2016 at 4:43 pm

"I consider myself a savvy patient. Yet I still don’t know what my colonoscopy will cost me, and I still cannot find out what it means...Did I, out of fear and ignorance, submit to a procedure that was not only costly and uncomfortable, but unnecessary?"

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Ascertaining Costs and Benefits of Colonoscopy More Difficult Than the Procedure Itself

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Is this a health care system, or a fog machine designed to ensure we do not see what is really happening?

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 20, 2016 at 1:02 pm

The CDC's own data belie its warnings that e-cigarettes are a gateway to the real thing.

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Teenagers Smoke Less As They Vape More

reason.com

The CDC's own data belie its warnings that e-cigarettes are a gateway to the real thing.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 20, 2016 at 11:14 am

Accurate.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJune 20, 2016 at 7:22 am

What's $100 million among friends?

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GOP boosts funding for Border Patrol, ICE, TSA

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The House bill would spend $41.1 billion total on DHS.