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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 [...]

Take A Break

March 31st, 2016 (No Comments)

Take A Break This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Rest. Relaxation. Leisure. All of that sounds delightful. Why? Because it’s the opposite of most of our lives. We work. We raise families. We volunteer. Those restful vacations break up our daily lives. Even a [...]

Make America Kind Again

March 18th, 2016 (No Comments)

Make America Kind Again This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. We’ve all seen the slogan by a certain Presidential candidate, telling us that voting for him will make America great again. I’m not particularly interested in the America he’s described in debates, rallies, [...]

23 Million!

March 16th, 2016 (No Comments)

23 Million! This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Add Friday, March 11, 2016 to the history books! The World’s Smallest Political Quiz broke the 23 million mark for the number of times it’s been taken online since its placement on the Internet in [...]

Wouldn’t It Be Nice…

March 10th, 2016 (No Comments)

Wouldn’t It Be Nice… This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Last Friday, I had surgery for the first time. Don’t worry… It’s nothing major, and I’m back at work already. Kinda. The pain from the incisions and the stitches, both internal and external, [...]

The Future of the Libertarian Movement is Bright

March 1st, 2016 (No Comments)

The Future of the Libertarian Movement is Bright This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Last weekend, The Advocates participated in the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington DC with nearly 2,000 attendees from around the world. Interacting with students from campus groups [...]

A Tale of Two Petitions

February 23rd, 2016 (No Comments)

A Tale of Two Petitions This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Here in Indiana, election laws require candidates for statewide office to submit signature petitions from 500 registered voters from each of the state’s nine Congressional districts before they can appear on primary [...]

Politics Can Wait!

February 15th, 2016 (No Comments)

Politics Can Wait! This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Undoubtedly, you’ve heard about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. At 79, he passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 13th. Within hours, political pundits, amateur and professional alike, took to social media [...]

Show Before Tell

February 9th, 2016 (No Comments)

Show Before Tell This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. In my elementary school years, we participated in Show & Tell, an opportunity to share with the class something neat or unique and lead a discussion about it. The concept was a simple, yet [...]

Hope Is Not Lost

February 5th, 2016 (No Comments)

Hope Is Not Lost This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. The most liberty-minded candidate for President from the old parties, Rand Paul, may have suspended his campaign, yet all hope is not lost. The likely nominees on both sides of the authoritarian coin [...]

Effective Outreach Is Practiced Outreach

January 29th, 2016 (No Comments)

Effective Outreach Is Practiced Outreach This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Recently, I’ve been asked to appear on a weekly(ish) podcast called We Are Libertarians on a rather regular basis. We’ve discussed a variety of topics, including Making A Murderer, homeschooling, gun control, [...]

What Are Your Other Interests?

January 24th, 2016 (No Comments)

What Are Your Other Interests? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Football. Movies. Music. Food. Technology. Family. Cars. Family. Friends. There’s more to life than policy, meetings, and debate. As libertarians, we tend to be hyper-focused on those things. As people living in the [...]

When You Listen

January 18th, 2016 (No Comments)

When You Listen This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Markets, supply and demand, and general economic principles are not common knowledge. Those topics were barely mentioned in my single semester of economics in high school. So, why do we fight so hard to [...]

So, You Won This Week’s Powerball…

January 14th, 2016 (No Comments)

So, You Won This Week’s Powerball… This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. We all went to Chino Hills, California to purchase a Powerball ticket this week, right? Now, it’s time to discuss the realities of having won. Assuming you chose the cash option, [...]

Making an Opportunity

January 7th, 2016 (No Comments)

Making an Opportunity This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. The Internet is abuzz about the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, in which a Wisconsin man and his family’s experiences with the criminal justice system are chronicled from his arrest, conviction, and exoneration [...]

16 Liberty Action Items for ’16

December 28th, 2015 (No Comments)

16 Liberty Action Items for ’16 This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. “What can I do to help?” This is LITERALLY my favorite question to be asked, because I can always share SOMETHING that can be done. There’s certainly something for everyone. Here, [...]

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