Make Your Christmas Joyous â€” and Libertarian
Would it take a miracle to win your family or friends to libertarianism?
Christmas is the season of miracles. And you just might cause one by giving your loved one stimulating and fun libertarian gifts this Christmas.
Does your family member or friend like movies? Why not buy him a DVD of an entertaining movie with a libertarian theme: "The Americanization of Emily" or "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (the 1950s original) or â€” if you're a practicing capitalist â€” "Atlas Shrugged, The Movie" Parts 1 and 2, and "Other People's Money."
Unsure of which movie to select? Buy yourself "Miss Liberty's Guide to Film and Video
" from the Advocates this year. It contains over 250 reviews of films that deal with subjects such as free speech, the draft, drug laws, taxation, regulation, sexual liberty, immigration, and many more.
Does your sister or brother like fiction? Buy them Give Me Liberty edited by Martin Greenberg and Mark Tier. This collection of libertarian short stories might jump-start a lifetime love affair with liberty. Have them read And Then There Were None by Eric Frank Russell first. You haven't read it? Get yourself a copy, too.
Or try these libertarian classics:
* The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein.
* Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
* The Last War (Ferret Chronicles) by Richard Bach.
Do they prefer non-fiction books?
* How I Found Freedom In an Unfree World by Harry Browne can shatter their prejudices and open their minds. It's available as an ebook at HarryBrowne.org
* Why Government Doesn't Work and The Great Libertarian Offer by Harry Browne are simple and direct, engaging and readable books. They make great presents â€” and you CAN give YOURSELF a Christmas present, too. Also available at the Harry Browne link above.
* Libertarianism in One Lesson
by David Bergland. A short and elegant read, hailed by many critics as "the best short guide to libertarianism available."
* Healing Our World
by Dr. Mary Ruwart. Do you have progressives or New Agers in your life? This book really connects with them.
* Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion
by Michael Cloud. This is the gift that keeps giving the gift of liberty. It will multiply the effectiveness of every libertarian conversation. This is the perfect gift for the libertarians in your life. Including you. Available from the Advocates.
* One suggested CD set: "Personal Responsibility is the Price of Liberty
," a 2-CD set that makes a powerful case for the libertarian concept of individual responsibility. Many people who are NOT receptive and responsive to our message of individual liberty open their hearts and minds to personal responsibility.
These are a few popular libertarian Christmas gifts. The Advocates has many more at their Liberty Store
, and until the end of the year, they're available at a huge 30% discount! See editor's note at the end of this column.
These are Christmas gifts that may well make a difference in your brother's or sister's or friend's life.
Christmas gifts they will cherish for years to come.
Make this season one of glad tidings and hope for your loved ones.
Make their Christmas joyous â€” and libertarian!
All Advocates products mentioned by Michael in this column are discounted 30% now through the end of the year â€” our holiday gift to you! Just visit our Liberty Store
and use this special coupon code at checkout: DEC2013
* * * * * * * *
Michael Cloud's latest book Unlocking More Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion is available exclusively from the Advocates, along with his acclaimed earlier book Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion.
In 2000, Michael was honored with the Thomas Paine Award as the Most Persuasive Libertarian Communicator in America.