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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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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Free countries are tolerant countries.

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Free, Tolerant, and Happy

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To what extent is economic freedom associated with tolerance and happiness? Are freer nations also more tolerant?

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 27, 2016 at 11:12 am

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July 26, 2016 at 6:04 pm

The Advocates for Self-Government shared Libertarian Leadership's video.

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What do Libertarians really believe? (The Philosophy of Liberty)
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The Advocates for Self-Government
July 26, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Do you believe the Bill of Rights would be passed by today's Congress? Last term? Next term?

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 26, 2016 at 7:48 am

If you want to shine shoes on the sidewalk, cough up $1,200 for a two-year permit.

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Washington, D.C., has four layers of bureaucracy to protect against rogue shoe-shiners

rare.us

Government licensing is out of control. Here’s how bad it’s gotten.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 25, 2016 at 8:29 pm

"Wake up. Over 50 million users have granted apps permission to make phone calls from your phone, without your approval or knowledge, for which you may have to pay," McAfee told Business Insider.

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JOHN McAFEE: Pokémon Go isn't the only app gathering data without you knowing

businessinsider.com

McAfee calls apps that ask for permissions they don't need "malware" because they can gather data without the user knowing.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm

The Advocates for Self-Government was live.

Chloe from the Advocates unveils our latest offer...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 25, 2016 at 10:37 am

A powerful quote from Malala Yousafzai.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm

"I was really more worried about him than myself. I was thinking as long as I have my hands up," Kinsey continued. "They're not going to shoot me. This is what I'm thinking, they're not going to shoot me. Wow, was I wrong."

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North Miami Cops Shoot Behavioral Therapist Trying to Help Autistic Patient Who Had a Toy Truck

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Victim is in hospital.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 23, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Wise words from our friend, Jason Pye!

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 22, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Shouldn't self-esteem translate into self-reliance?

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Must Our Generation Be Narcissists for the Nanny State? | Tyler Curtis

fee.org

Pretty much everybody accuses Americans, particularly the younger generation, of being narcissists, and for good reason: we are indeed becoming more self-absorbed as a people. Even a cursory view of our culture should reveal that 21st century Americans simply do not value empathy, charity, and humil...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 22, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Regulation will always makes things difficult for the consumer and the businessman, no matter how you slice it.

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Airbnb to Collect Taxes from Los Angeles Users - The Advocates for Self-Government

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Airbnb, the short-term rental app, has recently agreed to go along with officials in Los Angeles by requiring users to collect hotel taxes from their clients. The three-year agreement was signed early this week. And according to LA city officials, money collected by Airbnb in Los Angeles would bring...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 22, 2016 at 10:24 am

What would happen if we focused more on the solution?

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 21, 2016 at 9:38 pm

The true story of how the IRS emptied a dairy farmer's bank account, then gave the money back.

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Could the IRS Empty Your Bank Account?

reason.com

A little-known rule lets feds steal money from people who haven't been convicted—or even accused—of a crime.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 21, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Even Snapple knows it's a fact.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm

"Sure, it’s been said that if you tried communism in the Sahara, you’d get a shortage of sand. Still, a shortage of paper seems like a real achievement."

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Venezuela Reaches the Final Stage of Socialism: No Toilet Paper

cato.org

Socialism in Venezuela has produced shortages, queues, black markets, and official theft -- just like socialism everywhere.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 21, 2016 at 7:59 am

Isn't the #FreeMarket amazing?

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Children's hospital using 'Pokemon Go' to get patients out of bed

indystar.com

A Michigan Children’s Hospital is using 'Pokemon Go' as a tool to get sick patients out of their rooms and interacting with fellow patients and hospital staff.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

From the legendary Milton Friedman.

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Facebook IconJuly 20, 2016 at 6:15 pm

The Advocates for Self-Government thinking about how great a free society would be.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

In current-day America, the Constitution’s protections against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government is nothing but a suggestion. In Arizona, the careless approach to the law of the land is now even backed by lady Justice.

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Arizona Court Rules that Weed Smell Enough Justification for Search Warrant - The Advocates for...

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According to an NBC affiliate, a recent ruling supports that officers are allowed to have access to a warrant to search a person’s property over the smell of marijuana. The decision came after the state Supreme Court ruled that the enactment of the medical marijuana law does not eliminate a legal do...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2016 at 8:37 am

The only way the government can pay for healthcare is to take our money first.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJuly 20, 2016 at 8:37 am

The only way the government can pay for healthcare is to take our money first.

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