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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.”
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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
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Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2017 at 2:57 am

"The court declined to take such sweeping action, instead ordering state prosecutors to dismiss all cases within 90 days it would not or could not reprosecute if given a new trial."

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Mass. Supreme Court Orders D.A. to Vacate Cases in Massive Forensics Scandal

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A corrupt crime lab tech tainted one in six drug cases in Massachusetts. The state high court just ordered prosecutors to drop thousands of those cases.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 22, 2017 at 6:31 pm

"When we talk about libertarianism, we don’t need to focus on distractions. We need to focus on what’s real, what’s affecting your life, and what’s affecting the lives of the people around you." -Brett Bittner

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Focus on Real - The Advocates for Self-Government

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Distractions are just that. They are the things that keep us from looking at what's really happening and focusing on real things with real people.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm

"The government maintains that the disparagement clause is not really a speech regulation because it merely sets a requirement for obtaining benefits the government has no obligation to provide"

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SCOTUS Seems Inclined to Nix the Ban on 'Disparaging' Trademarks

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The government struggles to justify the rule that stopped The Slants from registering the name of their band.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 22, 2017 at 12:37 am

"In trying to reproduce the findings of another one of the studies that reported identifying mutations that boosted the proliferation of melanoma cells, the replicating researchers actually found that the control mice without the mutated cancer cells died faster than the ones with the mutated melanoma."

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Cancer Research Reproducibility Study: Science Still Broken?

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Cancer replication study: The results of only two out of five cancer studies could be reproduced

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm

Very true.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 21, 2017 at 12:22 pm

"With what are Democrats on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions most concerned? Preserving the status quo."

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The Democrats' Fight Against School Choice Is Immoral

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Few institutions have hurt minorities more than public schools.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 21, 2017 at 6:13 am

Isn't that reassuring...

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 21, 2017 at 12:05 am

"The authorities in this case have shown a willingness to be practical and consider what's best for Austin. But doing what's really best for Austin means going one step further—dropping the case entirely."

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The State Has Stopped Trying to Wreck a Teenage Boy’s Life Because He Sexted His Girlfriend (For Now)

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Austin Yabandith won't go to prison or register as a sex offender. But his mistreatment isn't over yet.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm

"Under a small government with limited and well-defined powers, Americans are safer, not because a “good guy” won the election, but because the institutions he or she controls cannot be used as tools of oppression."

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It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is | Jeffrey A. Tucker

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Government should be impervious to the whims and character of its temporary managers.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 20, 2017 at 1:12 pm

"All things considered, Greece is a painful example that a country can’t tax its way to prosperity (though some politicians never learned that lesson)."

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The Soda Police Learn a Valuable Lesson about Taxes | Daniel J. Mitchell

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Philadelphians are obviously outraged by the skyrocketing cost of things as simple as a soda, which has prompted some businesses to post signs explaining why the drinks are now so damned expensive. Kenney said that this effort by businesses to explain the rising cost is “wrong” and “misleading.”

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 20, 2017 at 8:31 am

This is an important message.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 20, 2017 at 3:12 am

Every fortune has its limitations.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 19, 2017 at 10:28 pm

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm

"If Kentucky’s legislature passes HB120 and it’s eventually signed into law, it could set a precedent for future action, allowing other bills to surface requiring state officials to say no to the federal government when it comes to enforcing other intrusive, immoral laws."

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Bluegrass State May Say No to the Feds' Gun Control Measures - The Advocates for Self-Government

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A new bill would help to put an end to intrusive and immoral federal gun control measures. At least in the territory of Kentucky.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 19, 2017 at 12:28 pm

How much is a billion?

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Facebook IconJanuary 19, 2017 at 7:23 am

Hehehehe.

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The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 19, 2017 at 2:12 am

"Marx knew that when you make it expensive to employ people by way of minimum wage and other labor regulations, you make it relatively more profitable to use machines."

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What Marx Could Teach Obama and Trump about Trade | Jairaj Devadiga

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TFW you're schooled by a socialist on free trade.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 18, 2017 at 9:55 pm

But really.

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Facebook IconJanuary 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm

"The same minimum one-year prison sentence applies to bringing in more than 108 liters of wine or 118 liters of beer without government paperwork."

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Politicians Make Bootlegging Great Again: New at Reason

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Prohibition may be over, but high taxes and stupid restrictions on alcohol create plentiful smuggling opportunities. J.D. Tuccille writes: When Prohibition

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 18, 2017 at 11:49 am

"Instead, in the last days of his presidency, “the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies"

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Obama's Parting Blow Against Privacy

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The NSA is relaxing its privacy rules, allowing more information on the private communications of Americans to be sent to 15 different intelligence agencies.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 18, 2017 at 2:25 am

"A total of 73 claims were filed, some by farmers who lost crops or had to haul water because rivers polluted by the spill were temporarily unusable for irrigation and livestock."

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EPA says it can't pay economic damages from massive mine spill that sent tainted water into Utah

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Denver • The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it will not repay claims totaling more than $1.2 billion for economic damages from a mine waste spill the agency accidentally triggered in Colorado, saying the law ...

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 17, 2017 at 8:23 pm

Probably should cover up your webcam...

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Why online privacy matters — and how to protect yours

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Christopher Soghoian of the ACLU talks privacy, security and why you should put a sticker on your webcam right now, in conversation with investigative journalist Will Potter.

The Advocates for Self-Government
Facebook IconJanuary 17, 2017 at 2:55 pm

"Devolving control of Medicaid expenditures to the states, instead of concentrating control in Washington, DC, would spur innovation and reduce health care costs, Zinsberg says."

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News - Study: Two-Thirds of Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Were Already Eligible

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