Volume 16, No. 17                                                                                                               Nov 3, 2011

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In This Issue

* Lights of Liberty Award: Are You A Winner?

* Pew Study: Ron Paul Ignored by Mainstream Media
* Libertarian Celebrity: "Survivor" Star Rupert Boneham
* Libertarian Party to Wall Street Occupiers: Crony Capitalism is the Real Problem
THEY SAID IT: John Stossel says he was wrong... Ron Paul and the New York Times on the the Iraq "withdraw"... Bob Barr on gun bans... Steve Chapman on the insane war on drugs...

* Harry Browne's Secret for Developing Yourself Into a Powerful Libertarian Communicator

* Borders: Open or Closed?

* Word Choices: "Trade Isolationism"

* Advocates President to speak: 
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President's Corner

by Sharon Harris

Lights of Liberty Award: Are You A Winner?

Dear friend, 

You -- or someone you know -- may be qualified to receive very special recognition for working for liberty!

And if you haven't qualified yet, you have until December 31 to do so. 

Please read on to learn more. 


The Advocates for Self-Government wants to acknowledge and reward libertarian activists for the vital work they do to make our world a freer place.

Lights of Liberty is an Advocates program that does that. 

Since 1998, Lights of Liberty has honored libertarians who engage in vital outreach activities -- the kind that build a strong grassroots movement. The Lights of Liberty awards program is designed to give much-deserved recognition to activists and to encourage more libertarians to participate in such outreach. 


This year you qualify for a Lights of Liberty Award if you do THREE of any combination of the following activities in 2011:

* Have a letter mentioning the word "libertarian" printed in a newspaper or magazine; 

* Participate for two hours or more in one day at an Operation Politically Homeless (OPH) booth; 

* Deliver a speech using the word "libertarian" to a non-libertarian audience. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you do ANY COMBINATION of three of these activities between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, congratulations -- you're a winner!

(What do we mean by "any combination of three of these activities?" If you did three OPH days, you're a winner. If you did one OPH, had one letter published, and did one speech, you're a winner. If you did two OPHs and did one speech, you're a winner.)


As a Lights of Liberty winner you will get:

* A handsome Lights of Liberty congratulatory certificate, suitable for framing; 

* Your name added to the Lights of Liberty Honor Roll on our website; 

* A coupon worth 20% off your next order from our store of books, tapes, and other libertarian items; 

* Your name entered into a drawing for great libertarian prizes!

* The more outreach you do, the better your chance to win.

Of course, we know you didn't do these activities to win awards. However, your letter or speech or OPH outreach shift brought the message of liberty to hundreds -- perhaps thousands! -- of people. That kind of outreach work is crucial to building a movement for liberty. We want to see more of it.

Every Lights of Liberty winner is an inspiration to others. Your name on the list of winners will motivate others to follow your example and do more of these kinds of valuable outreach activities. And isn't that the most important prize of all?  


Yes. If you know of someone who has done these activities, and you can verify it, please enter them. For instance, if you have done three OPH booths and you know some people who helped with the OPH booth for that same period, you can enter their names at our Lights of Liberty entry page. 

Some libertarian organizations use the Lights of Liberty Awards as a way to recognize and thank activists who have helped the organization grow by engaging in these activities. It's a great public "thank you" to the people who too often go un-thanked for their work in building our movement for liberty. 

Help us reward vital grassroots activism for liberty!


Epic Liberty is our program to reward and publicize outstanding campus activism. 

The OPHs, letters, and speeches you do for Epic Liberty are also automatically entered into Lights of Liberty. So you can be a winner in both programs! 


Go to our special Lights of Liberty entry page and tell us about your activism. It's fast and easy!


Email us or call toll-free 800-932-1776.

So get started. Nominate yourself (or someone else) at:

The deadline for entry for 2011 awards is Wednesday, February 22, 2012, so please enter today.

Remember that your participation in these awards will encourage many others to engage in great outreach activity in 2011 and beyond!

Thank you for your work for the great cause of Liberty! 

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Intellectual Ammunition

by James W. Harris

Pew Study: Ron Paul Ignored by Mainstream Media

Ron Paul's supporters are right: the mass media has been unfairly neglecting Ron Paul. Indeed, just as the recent "Black THIS Out" fundraising campaign created by frustrated Ron Paul supporters argues, there has been a media blackout about Ron Paul's campaign. 

That's the conclusion of a remarkable and disturbing new study by the prestigious Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. 

The comprehensive Pew study examined 11,500 news items from 52 mainstream news outlets across "newspapers, cable news, broadcast television, the 12 most popular news websites in the country, and radio news." The study covered the 23 weeks from May 2, when candidates began to announce, to October 9. 

Pew found that Paul -- though consistently scoring higher in the polls than most of the GOP presidential candidates -- has received the least overall coverage of any candidate. 

Indeed, from May 2 to October 9, Paul appeared as the "primary newsmaker in only 2% of all election stories."

And it's not because there haven't been any stories worthy of coverage from the Paul campaign. The AtlanticWire blog notes that "Paul's media blackout is particularly striking considering his concrete successes on the campaign trail."

The conservative New American blog gives some examples of Paul's newsworthy successes: 

"The Texas Congressman has been extremely successful in straw polls conducted over the last few months. He won the CPAC presidential straw poll this year (as he did last year), as well as the Republican Leadership Conference straw poll, the California Republican straw poll, and the Values Voter straw poll. In the Iowa straw poll, Paul came in a very close second, losing to Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann by just 152 votes. Likewise, he has raised $8.3 million in the third quarter, which is significantly more than what is typical of a second-tier candidate, and surpasses Herman Cain's $2.8 million, Michele Bachmann's $4.1 million, and Rick Santorum's less than $1 million. Paul's fundraising numbers are even more significant when one considers that his campaign does not receive funds from lobbyists or corporate interests -- just grassroots supporters."

Further, the argument sometimes trotted out that Paul is "unelectable" is nonsense. For months, polls have consistently shown that, when voters are asked to choose between Paul and Obama, the candidates are essentially tied. 

The Pew study is even more disturbing when coupled with a study by Smart Politics, the highly-regarded non-partisan political news site of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

On October 12 Smart Politics reported that Ron Paul has received significantly less speaking time during the televised presidential debates than all of the other GOP presidential contenders thus far. 

Said Smart Politics: "The fact that Congressman Paul has received less than half the amount of speaking time as Romney (and less than any other candidate) is curious considering the libertarian firebrand has run third or fourth in most polls throughout the last several months."

The Pew study and the Smart Politics analysis will almost certainly shame the mainstream media into more coverage of Paul. Whether that coverage will be fair and accurate remains to be seen. 

Libertarian Celebrity: "Survivor" Star Rupert Boneham 

Rupert Boneham -- who became a pop culture icon on the TV reality show "Survivor" -- is running to win the Libertarian Party of Indiana's nomination for governor. 

The 47-year-old Boneham's shaggy hair, flamboyant beard and trademark eye-grabbing tie-dye shirts became familiar to tens of millions of Americans during his three appearances on "Survivor," where he was a favorite figure.  

In 2004 he received $1 million as winner of the "fan favorite" contest in the show's 20th season. The prize was awarded after a nationwide popular vote in which Boneham received a stunning 85% of the votes cast.

Rupert attended the recent Heartland Institute Anniversary Dinner. Here, he shows Sharon where he scores on the World's Smallest Political Quiz.
Boneham used most of that $1 million to establish "Rupert's Kids," a non-profit organization that helps at-risk teens. The organization grew out of Boneham's more than twenty years of working with troubled young adults. 

The stated mission of Rupert's Kids is to help "those who have become too old for the youth social service system, but are not old enough for the adult social service system. We teach these youth valuable skills and trades, while also empowering them to discover their inner strengths, passions and interests." Rupert's Kids receives no federal or state government funding. 

Among many other activities, Rupert's Kids partnered with the city of Indianapolis to create the Park Adoption Program. The program has saved taxpayers $150,000 thus far, while also providing a safe and enjoyable work environment for Rupert's Kids. Rupert continues to raise funds and awareness for Rupert's Kids through nationwide appearances and speaking engagements.

Boneham is also a successful entrepreneur. He owns several businesses, including Tournament Towers, which transports and sets up support gear for high-profile clients including NBC Sunday Night Football, ESPN and The NFL Network.

Boneham announced his campaign for governor on October 22. Among his core issues are cutting taxes, reducing government spending, protecting endangered Bill of Rights freedoms, revising victimless crime laws, and ballot law reform. In addition to being a well-known figure, he's an experienced public speaker often described as charismatic. 

You can learn more about his campaign at his campaign website.

The Indiana Libertarian Party will choose their candidate at their state convention, April 14, 2012. Advocates President Sharon Harris will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Would You Give Up The Internet For 1 Million Dollars?

Great question -- and the answer many people give reveals some remarkable insights about how free enterprise works. 

This short video explores that question.

The video presents a viewpoint that many people today do not hear or understand. Check it out, learn from the excellent way this argument is presented, and share it with your friends.

The video is from The Fund for American Studies, a non-profit educational organization that seeks to improve the world by preparing young people for leadership positions by teaching them the ideas of freedom and a free-market economy.

Libertarian Party to Wall Street Occupiers: Crony Capitalism is the Real Problem

The Wall Street protestors and their sympathizers have some legitimate gripes, says Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle. 

But to be effective, they need to understand the true source of their concerns. It's not free enterprise or genuine capitalism. It's phony "crony capitalism" -- sometimes called "crapitalism" -- enabled by the federal government.

"I have been following the Occupy protesters, who call themselves the '99%', with interest," Hinkle recently said. 

Photo: Michael Prados
"It's true that 99% of Americans do not enjoy the special benefits of crony capitalism. Crony capitalism is very different from real capitalism. In crony capitalism, government hands out special favors and protections to politically well-connected businesses.

"The TARP bailouts, Solyndra, and the military-industrial complex are all facets of crony capitalism.

"Libertarians love free markets and hate crony capitalism.

"Unfortunately, hypocritical Republican politicians have taught a lot of Americans to think that 'free markets' means freedom for government and big business to engage in crony capitalism.

"That's not what free markets are. A free market is where the government leaves businesses alone, does not attempt to pick winners and losers, does not stifle competition, does not hand out corporate welfare, and does not absolve businesses of liability for their actions. Most of our economy today does not resemble a free market at all.

"It's unfortunate that so many businesses today go to the government begging for handouts and special treatment. I wish they wouldn't. But the real problem is the politicians who choose to give those favors to them, at everyone else's expense.

"I hope the Occupy protesters will start to direct their anger away from Wall Street and big businesses, and toward our government, which has done so much to destroy free markets and entrench crony capitalism."

You can learn more about America's third-largest political party, the Libertarian Party, here.

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Intellectual Ammunition is written by Liberator Online editor James W. Harris. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, and he has been a Finalist for the Mencken Awards, given by the Free Press Association for "Outstanding Journalism in Support of Liberty."

They Said It...

JOHN STOSSEL SAYS HE WAS WRONG: "I built my career doing consumer reporting, exposing bad businesses for pulling scams on people. I called for more government regulation. This kind of thing won me 19 Emmy awards. Now I realize that I had it wrong. The free market deters and punishes scams better than regulation does. Also, government rips-off more people than business ever does." -- libertarian journalist John Stossel, writing about his upcoming TV special "Stupid Consumers," airing Saturday on FOX News at 3pm ET.

WHAT IRAQ "WITHDRAWAL" REALLY MEANS, PART ONE: "Some 39,000 American troops will supposedly be headed home by the end of the year. However, the US embassy in Iraq, which is the largest and most expensive in the world, is not being abandoned. Upwards of 17,000 military personnel and private security contractors will remain in Iraq to guard diplomatic personnel, continue training Iraqi forces, maintain 'situational awareness' and other functions. … I have strong reservations about any actual improvements in the situation in Iraq, since plans are already being made to increase the number of troops in surrounding regions." -- Ron Paul, "Leaving Iraq?", October 31, 2011.

WHAT IRAQ "WITHDRAWAL" REALLY MEANS, PART TWO:  "The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran. … In addition to negotiations over maintaining a ground combat presence in Kuwait, the United States is considering sending more naval warships through international waters in the region. … [T]he administration is also seeking to expand military ties with the six nations in the Gulf Cooperation Council -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman." -- New York Times, "U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After Exit From Iraq," October 29, 2011.

AMERICA REJECTS GUN BANS: "Now, according to [a new] Gallup poll, a record-low percentage of Americans -- just 26% -- support a handgun ban, while nearly three-quarters (73%) oppose such a measure. The survey also found that more than half the population -- 53% -- opposes more restrictive laws against semiautomatic firearms and so-called 'assault weapons.'" -- Bob Barr, 2008 Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former GOP congressman, "Gun control widely disfavored in recent poll," October 31, 2011.

THE FAILED WAR AGAINST A PLANT: "Over the past 30 years, federal spending to fight drugs has risen seven times over, after inflation. Since 1991, arrests for possession of pot have nearly tripled. But all for naught.

"A report last year by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy noted, more high school students and young adults get high today than 20 years ago. More than 16 million Americans smoke dope at least once a month. Pot is just as available to kids as it ever was, and cheaper than before.

"If we had gotten results like this after reducing enforcement, the new policy would be blamed. But politicians who support the drug war never consider that their remedies may be aggravating the disease. They follow the customary formula for government programs: If it works, spend more on it, and if it fails, spend more on it." -- syndicated libertarian columnist Steve Chapman, "Dazed and Confused No More," October 20, 2011.

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"They Said It..." is compiled by Liberator Online editor James W. Harris.

Power Point

by Michael Cloud

Harry Browne's Secret for Developing Yourself Into a Powerful Libertarian Communicator

Are you persuasively communicating libertarianism a lot better than you were a year ago?
Are you surprised by how much you've improved over the last year?
Have others commented on how much more sense your ideas make now?
If that's NOT happening for you, or NOT happening as much as you want, would you like to hear how Harry Browne made himself better and better at sharing libertarian ideas?
We'll get to that in just a moment. But first, consider this quote from the book Talent Is Overrated by Geoff Colvin:
"Extensive research in a wide range of fields shows that many people not only fail to become outstandingly good at what they do, no matter how many years they spend doing it, they frequently don't even get any better than they were when they started."
This is as true of libertarian writers and communicators as it is of people in other areas.
How did Harry Browne break free of this trap -- and make himself better and better, year after year?
Harry Browne was NOT a "natural," NOT a born orator. As a young man, he was a little shy. His brother, and others who knew him "back when," told me that he was a bit of an introvert. Harry Browne made himself into an eloquent libertarian communicator.
First, Harry Browne read and listened to the very best libertarian thinkers. Ludwig von Mises, Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, Andrew Galambos, Henry Hazlitt, Frederic Bastiat, and others. He read, made notes, and wrote from what he learned.
But he did NOT just take their word for something. He challenged and tested their assertions. He thought each thing through for himself.
Second, he looked for and wrote down their best stuff. Their most compelling ideas and statements. Harry showed me dozens of eloquent quotes he had collected and catalogued.
Third, he looked for and wrote down his own best stuff. Sometimes, when answering questions after a speech or on talk radio, Harry would make a point or answer a question in a different way that he normally did. After the event or show, he would write it down.
Fourth, if he liked the new phrasing or formulation, he would try it out with other audiences. Was it more effective -- or less? More persuasive or less? If it was better, he used it. If it was worse, he'd put it away.
Fifth, he regularly updated and upgraded his "best answers" lists. Month by month, his "best answers" evolved and improved. Month by month, he gave better and better answers. Over 6 months or a year, the difference was staggering.
Remember Harry Browne's "Great Libertarian Offer"? He asked, "Would you give up your favorite federal programs if it meant you'd never have to pay income tax again?"
Harry Browne came up with -- and tested -- at least 7 different phrasings of his offer. Results? His audiences were dramatically more receptive to his winning formulation. Same idea in all 7 phrasings. But how he said it made a huge difference.
Do you want to get these kinds of results in your libertarian communication?
Cause and effect. If you do what Harry Browne did, you'll get the outcomes he got.
Just do this 15 minutes a day, and within a year your family and friends and co-workers will be saying good things about you and libertarianism... behind your back.
(PS: You can buy and read Harry Browne's own collection of hundreds of his "best short answers" to common libertarian questions in his book Liberty A to Z: 872 Libertarian Soundbites You Can Use Right Now, published by the Advocates for Self-Government.)

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Michael Cloud is author of the acclaimed book Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion, available exclusively from the Advocates.
In 2000, Michael was honored with the Thomas Paine Award as the Most Persuasive Libertarian Communicator in America.

Ask Dr. Ruwart

Dr. Mary Ruwart is a leading expert in libertarian communication. In this column she offers short answers to real questions about libertarianism. To submit questions to Dr. Ruwart, see end of column.
Borders: Open or Closed?

Question: What is your position on border security? I notice that some libertarians favor beefing up border security. This seems to me to be counter to libertarian thinking. Rather than build walls and border security, why not remove the walls and allow anyone to enter our country? In my view, there should be a required registration process and any non-citizen should be required to carry a registration card, but that should be it. At the same time, we should remove minimum wage laws and allow anyone to work in our country. Our country was built by the immigrants who entered our country over the past 200 years and worked hard to make a better life for themselves and their families. This is what makes us strong.

My Short Answer: Libertarians do differ somewhat on their positions on "open borders." 

Almost all libertarians believe that stopping peaceful people from crossing borders violates the non-aggression principle that is the core of libertarianism. However, some also think that allowing free immigration before we end the welfare state, for example, would wreck havoc with our economy. Consequently, they don't want to allow free and open immigration at present. 

My personal belief is that two wrongs don't make things right -- they make things worse. Our economy, especially in Texas where I live, depends on Mexican immigrant labor. If we were successful in stopping their entry into the U.S., the Texas economy would suffer. A system such as you describe is infinitely more workable and would free our Immigration Officers up to track down violent criminals and terrorists instead.

Most Mexicans would rather become legal immigrants, but according to a recent John Stossel TV special, that process for a farm worker takes... over 100 years! No wonder they "break the law"! 

[Editor's note: Stossel discusses that figure and more in this column, noting among other things that under today's highly restrictive immigration laws, "a Mexican with a high school diploma must wait a theoretical 131 years" to enter the U.S. legally.]
LEARN MORE: Here are three short articles for further reading on this topic, suggested by Liberator Online editor James W. Harris. 

1. A lot of people ask: "Why don't immigrants just get in line and come into this country legally?" What they don't realize is America's immigration process has become incredibly difficult to navigate for anyone, and entry is impossible for many immigrants, who just a few decades ago would have been able to easily enter America. 

Reason magazine has created a cartoon flow-chart that details how complicated the immigration maze is, demonstrating the countless requirements that must be met, and the red tape that must be navigated. 

Everyone interested in the immigration debate should start by looking at this chart and seeing what politicians have wrought. You can download it and print it out, or just look at it on your screen.

There's also a short accompanying article explaining the flow-chart and today's government-created immigration mess. 

2. "Closed Minds on Open Borders" by Jacob G. Hornberger. Hornberger is President of the libertarian Future of Freedom Foundation. This article is an excellent summary of arguments in favor of open immigration. If you want to go deeper into this subject, the Future of Freedom Foundation has dozens of other short articles about immigration at their website, all written in plain non-technical language, and they have published an excellent book on the subject, The Case for Open Borders and Free Trade. 

3. "The Fallacy of Open Immigration" [pdf] by Stephen Cox, presents an argument from a libertarian against free immigration. Cox is editor of Liberty blog (formerly Liberty magazine). Note: This pdf of the October 2006 issue of Liberty magazine also contains other excellent articles on the issue, pro and con. 

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Got questions?  Dr. Ruwart has answers! If you'd like answers to YOUR "tough questions" on libertarian issues, email Dr. Ruwart at:
Due to volume, Dr. Ruwart can't personally acknowledge all emails. But we'll run the best questions and answers in upcoming issues.

Dr. Ruwart's previous Liberator Online answers are archived in searchable form.
Dr. Ruwart's outstanding book Healing Our World is available from the Advocates.

One-Minute Liberty Tip 

By Sharon Harris

Word Choices: "Trade Isolationism"

In past columns I've written about the term “isolationism.” It’s typically used as a smear term by opponents of the non-interventionist foreign policy that libertarians favor. 
“Isolationism” conjures up images of close-minded, ignorant and fearful people erecting walls around America. Restricting travel. Harboring suspicion of foreigners. And so forth. 
That’s extremely unfair and inaccurate, of course. Because libertarian non-interventionists favor all kinds of dynamic interaction with people in other nations, including trade, travel, and cultural exchange. We simply oppose military intervention in the internal affairs of other nations. 
Perry Willis of the small-government Downsize DC Foundation has turned the “isolationist” phrase on its head. 
He refers to those who are opponents of free trade as “trade isolationists.” 
That’s an excellent and useful phrase. Those who want to limit trade and other peaceful exchanges with individuals abroad are the true “isolationists.” This phrase makes that clear, turns the tables, and puts the burden of proof on them. 
As Perry notes: “To support free trade is to favor relationship and reject isolation. Conversely, to reject free trade is to favor isolation.”
Perry makes a further very important point: “The rejection of military violence allows us to focus on superior forms of relationship, such as peaceful trade. And the latter may foster the former. In other words, the more we trade peacefully the less need we may have for military violence, even as a necessary evil of last resort.
“Seen this way, non-intervention and free trade tend to go together, as do military intervention and trade isolationism. The famous economist Frederic Bastiat expressed the connection very well many years ago; 'When goods cross borders armies tend to stay at home.'"
The phrases “trade isolationist” and “trade isolation” are well worth adding to your communication toolbox. 
You can read the rest of Perry’s excellent column here.

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Sharon Harris is president of the Advocates for Self-Government. See more One Minute Liberty tips.   

What's Happening with the Advocates

Advocates President Sharon Harris will speak at these upcoming events:
November 5, 2011
Students for Liberty Regional Conference
University of California -- Berkeley

November 12, 2011
Students for Liberty Regional Conference
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Her topic for both events: "A Libertarian Dozen of the Very Best Ways to Discover and Create More Libertarians: 15 of the best tools and tips you can put to use immediately to make sure you have more libertarians on campus -- and maybe even persuade your Aunt Lucy and Uncle Fred to be libertarians!"

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