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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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  • “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)
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  • Rupert Boneham, 2012 Libertarian Party of Indiana Gubernatorial Candidate and former Survivor contestant
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Monopoly products and services go up in price, while competitive ones go down.

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Why Luxury TVs Are Affordable when Basic Health Care Is Not | Richard N. Lorenc

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Monopoly products and services go up in price, while competitive ones go down.

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Teach a man to fish and the government will ask him for a license.

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The Affordable Care Act has prompted people to alternate between coverage by Medicaid and private insurance.

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News - Percentage of Privately Insured Adults Is Same as Before Obamacare, CDC Finds

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The percentage of Americans aged 18–64 covered by private health insurance in 2015 was roughly the same as in 2006, according to early estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Health Interview Survey.

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Outreach Training (The "Do's" of Outreach) live - 8/29/16

The "Do's" of Outreach. Part 3 of 5.

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Busybodies are always trying to figure out a way to control our lives in ways never seen before.

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In the Nation's Capital, Drinking in Large Groups Can Get You Fined - The Advocates for Self-Government

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According to Watchdog.org, DC has decided to target groups that organize pub crawls. Because drinking in large groups is apparently dangerous. Claiming to have safety in mind following a host of different pub crawls organized in the city this past year, DC officials are targeting these same pub craw...

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Seems about right.

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Facebook IconAugust 28, 2016 at 11:48 pm

Alcohol prohibition is alive and well in the United States.

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Prohibition Is Alive and Well

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The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution that instituted Prohibition was proposed by Congress in December 1917, ratified by the requisite number of states in January 1919, and took effect in January 1920. The first and relevant section of the Amendment reads, After one year from the ratification...

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A trashed apartment, seized cash, and a family left in the lurch. Another day of asset forfeiture in the U.S.

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NYPD Civil Forfeiture Leaves Bronx Family Facing Eviction

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A trashed apartment, seized cash, and a family left in the lurch. Another day of asset forfeiture in the U.S.

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Facebook IconAugust 28, 2016 at 8:49 am

Have you heard of this story?

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What the Village of Tyneham Can Teach Us About Eminent Domain Abuse - The Advocates for Self-Government

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In 1943, Tyneham and the neighboring area residents were asked to leave. They were given 28 days to walk away from their homes so Allied forces could use the place as a post where they would train for the D-Day landings.

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Facebook IconAugust 28, 2016 at 3:43 am

Here are five strategies that innovative governors can use to help transform state health-care markets:

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Don't Wait for Washington to Fix Health Care | Manhattan Institute

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Democratic and Republican governors know that rising health-care costs — for public employees and those with Medicaid — are, increasingly, restricting spending on other state priorities, from education to roads and bridges. They also know a bitterly divided Washington is unlikely to provide...

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The federal government says it will keep marijuana classified as one of the most dangerous drugs in the U.S.

According to the DEA, marijuana has "no accepted medical use in the United States."

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Government won't reclassify marijuana, allows more research

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WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration isn't going to reclassify marijuana and remove it from the list of the most dangerous drugs.The Drug Enforcement Administration says in a lengthy notice in the Federal Registry that it consulted with the Health and

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Do you agree?

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Facebook IconAugust 27, 2016 at 12:48 pm

The answer is always MORE GOVERNMENT.

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Venezuela's Latest Response to Food Shortages: Ban Lines Outside Bakeries

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Maduro's government claims the lines are a calculated political attempt to stir up "anxiety."

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Facebook IconAugust 27, 2016 at 7:35 am

You don't say!

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Revolving Door: Google Enjoys Privileged Position within the US Government - The Advocates for Self-Government

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Since 2009, more than 250 people moved between Google and other related firms and the federal government. According to the results produced by Campaign for Accountability’s Google Transparency Project, there have been 258 revolving door instances associated with Google employees and other related fi...

The Advocates for Self-Government
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Seems a little backwards...

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Facebook IconAugust 26, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Isn't amazing the free market amazing?

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Uber's self-driving cars go live on the road this month

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In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Travis Kalanick revealed that the company is preparing to introduce self-driving cars to its fleet of drivers in..

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Those three little words <3

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Privacy advocates are not happy.

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Homeland ‘Security’? Gov’t Wants to Collect Travellers’ Social Media Info - The Advocates for Self-Government

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According to a new Department of Homeland Security proposal, officials are considering asking visitors entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program to disclose information pertaining to their social media presence.

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Facebook IconAugust 26, 2016 at 6:49 am

"Before you go out and vote for the latest piece of legislation, here are five really stupid excuses people use to justify criminalization."

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Five Lame Excuses for Passing Laws | T.J. Brown

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If we agree that opinions and force don’t mix, the logical conclusion is that one has to go.

The Advocates for Self-Government
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Be a nice human.

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In what bizarro world are you expected to subsidize your competition to catch up to the innovations you've made to the industry?

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Massachusetts Will Tax Uber to Subsidize Taxi Industry. That’s Absurd.

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Paging long-dead French economist Frederic Bastiat.

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Facebook IconAugust 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm

What do you think?

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