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Free State of Jones: Libertarianism in Pop Culture

July 24th, 2016 (No Comments)

Free State of Jones: Libertarianism in Pop Culture This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Recently, I had the opportunity to see the film, “Free State of Jones.” It is the story inspired by the Civil War era actions in southeastern Mississippi led by [...]

Let’s Just Have A Computer Program Decide Everything

July 21st, 2016 (No Comments)

“Let’s Just Have A Computer Program Decide Everything” This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. On my way to Las Vegas last week for FreedomFest, I had a revelation about “efficient government” and why it does not appeal to me. At least, it does [...]

Self-Government Goes To Those Who Show Up

July 17th, 2016 (No Comments)

Self-Government Goes To Those Who Show Up This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. As libertarians, we understand that personal responsibility is the price we are to pay for individual liberty. We discuss it at length when persuading others about how liberty works. We [...]

It’s BOTH What You Say AND How You Say It

July 14th, 2016 (No Comments)

It’s BOTH What You Say AND How You Say It This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Over the weekend, I happened to interact with a young lady who complained about a couple in front of her at the grocery store using EBT, AKA [...]

The Silver Lining

July 6th, 2016 (No Comments)

The Silver Lining This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. You may have seen a story about one of the presumptive nominees for President and her recent interactions with the FBI. The outcome is one that we can now point to, with regard to [...]

What Do Libertarians Stand For?

June 25th, 2016 (No Comments)

What Do Libertarians Stand For? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. As a fellow libertarian, that question is rhetorical. We stand for individuality – we believe that individuals can make the best decisions for themselves, governing their own lives. It is, however, something [...]

“Who Can You Absolutely NOT Trust?”

June 19th, 2016 (No Comments)

“Who Can You Absolutely NOT Trust?” This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. When it comes to elections, many voters focus on electing a “good king,” someone who would implement their worldview on others, even if that worldview is TERRIBLE for liberty. If you [...]

Augment Your Outreach With A Follow Up Event

June 15th, 2016 (No Comments)

Augment Your Outreach With A Follow Up Event This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. How long is your typical interaction while tabling or at an outreach event? I’m hopeful that I will have 30 seconds… Just long enough to get in an elevator [...]

More Love

June 13th, 2016 (No Comments)

More Love This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. When we woke up yesterday, the breaking news was about a senseless tragedy that took place overnight in Orlando at Pulse nightclub. That tragedy took 49 of our families and loved ones. As is often [...]

Sometimes, It Takes Time

June 9th, 2016 (No Comments)

Sometimes, It Takes Time This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. “I NEED IT NOW!” – a line from one of JG Wentworth’s television commercials. This is a terrific example of the instant gratification, limited attention, now, NOW, NOW! society we often find ourselves [...]

2016 Libertarian National Convention

June 2nd, 2016 (No Comments)

2016 Libertarian National Convention This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Last week, the Libertarian Party held their biannual convention, nominating their 2016 Presidential ticket, electing leadership for the next two years, and conducting appropriate business. This year’s event was my fourth consecutive national [...]

Sure… That’ll Fix It!

May 26th, 2016 (No Comments)

Sure… That’ll Fix It! This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. As summer travel kicked off, the news media reminded us of long security lines at TSA checkpoints at airports throughout the country. For some, this was actual news. After a whirlwind of coverage, [...]

Memes Are Today’s Pamphlets

May 16th, 2016 (No Comments)

Memes Are Today’s Pamphlets This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. With each passing day, it seems that attention spans get shorter. As libertarians trying to win hearts and minds, knowing our audience’s preferences is an important part of planning and marketing our message. There [...]

Hamilton: An American Musical – A New Audience

May 11th, 2016 (No Comments)

Hamilton: An American Musical – A New Audience This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. In August 2015, Hamilton: An American Musical took Broadway by storm just six months after its off-Broadway debut. The show continues to perform to sold out crowds at the Richard [...]

Primaries, Caucuses, and Nominations… Oh My!

May 3rd, 2016 (No Comments)

Primaries, Caucuses, and Nominations… Oh My! This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Two weeks ago, we discussed The “Most Important Election of Our Lifetime” Fallacy. Today, Indiana Republicans and Democrats line up to vote for their favored candidates and delegates on Primary Day. [...]

Take More Pictures

April 28th, 2016 (No Comments)

Take More Pictures This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. “A picture is worth a thousand words.” - attributed to Frederick R. Barnard As libertarians, we have a lot to say. Often, it is presented as a wall of text… Page after page of words [...]

The “Most Important Election of Our Lifetime” Fallacy

April 21st, 2016 (No Comments)

The “Most Important Election of Our Lifetime” Fallacy This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. As libertarians, we’ve no doubt heard with every election that THIS one is the “most important election of our lifetime.” Even those who’ve decided to no longer participate in [...]

Be Effective More Than Efficient

April 8th, 2016 (No Comments)

Be Effective More Than Efficient This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. I love efficiency. I like to see people work to make things better, faster, and more appealing. Innovation is exciting! Where I get lost is when their fascination with making something easier [...]

Tell More Stories

April 7th, 2016 (No Comments)

Tell More Stories This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. As we lead by example, we continue to demonstrate the principles we espouse. By showing before we tell, we add credibility to our words. When we listen, we understand the issues and outcomes important [...]

Did You Watch the Libertarian Party Presidential Debate on Stossel?

April 4th, 2016 (No Comments)

Did You Watch the Libertarian Party Presidential Debate on Stossel? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. On Friday, April 1st, Fox Business aired a the first half of a debate between three of the Libertarian Party candidates for President (full listing here) during [...]

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