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Volume 18, No. 18                        September 20, 2013
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In This Issue

PRESIDENT'S CORNER
* Libertarian Renaissance!

INTELLECTUAL AMMUNITION
* New Poll Finds "Libertarian Renaissance in America"
* Surprising Facts About Private Schools
* Video: This Is the Libertarian Moment
* Sen. John McCain: Re-Legalize Marijuana (Maybe) and Rethink the War on Drugs
 
THEY SAID IT: Jay Leno lambasts and lacerates Congress and the president.... Rand Paul tells Obama "No you can't"....You're a bad person if you send your kid to private school, says Slate columnist.... Judge Napolitano on the constitutional mess we're in -- and how to fix it....

PERSUASION POWER POINT #356 by Michael Cloud
4 Big Factors That Make More People More Receptive to Libertarianism

ASK DR. RUWART by Mary Ruwart
* Do libertarians favor gun control?

ONE-MINUTE LIBERTY TIP by Sharon Harris
* Give Them Something!

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President's Corner

by Sharon Harris




Libertarian Renaissance!

Dear friend, 

Want a blast of GREAT news? Uplifting, exciting, motivating news?

Then check out the first article in this issue's Intellectual Ammunition section: "New Poll Finds 'Libertarian Renaissance in America.'"

This is an explosive story, and it is wonderful news for the libertarian movement! 

This breakthrough is no accident. Every person reading this who has helped spread the word of liberty -- whether you've been doing it for decades, years, or just a few months -- helped make it possible. 

Congratulations and thanks to all of you freedom fighters!

As the article indicates, there is still much more work to do. The liberty movement's job is just beginning. Millions of Americans have still not heard the libertarian message. Millions of potential libertarians have yet to be discovered, convinced, and brought into the liberty movement. 

But momentum is at last on our side -- thanks to your hard work. We have moved from obscurity and small numbers to a large and growing and passionate movement determined to make liberty once again a burning issue in American politics. 

Libertarian ideas are spreading, and the future looks bright, despite the very real threats to liberty still holding center stage today. Libertarians have a real chance to grow into a movement that will replace today's statist quo and restore and advance liberty in America and throughout the world. 

The Advocates is here to help you take this renaissance to the next level! Our tools, our publications, our programs all exist to help you learn and use the most effective ways to spread the ideas of liberty.

We can help you grow your libertarian organization. We can help you take libertarian ideas to your family, friends and colleagues, to influential opinion leaders and to the public: persuasively, accurately, successfully.  

Check out what we have to offer. Attend one of our upcoming trainings, or contact me to arrange a training for your group.

Get an OPH kit (FREE for campus libertarian organizations). 

Try the card version of the World's Smallest Political Quiz. 

 Suggest to your libertarian friends that they subscribe to the Liberator Online. 

Thank you again for everything you have done for liberty -- and thank you in advance for your continuing work to bring about future successes for our movement!

Yours for Liberty,

Sharon

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Intellectual Ammunition

by James W. Harris





New Poll Finds "Libertarian Renaissance in America"

A new poll indicates America is smack dab in the midst of "a libertarian renaissance in 2013." So reports the highly-regarded website POLITICO. 

The poll finds that fully "78 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents self-identify as fiscally conservative and socially moderate." 

Further: "Told that libertarians generally believe individuals should be free to do as they like as long as they don't hurt others and that the government should keep out of people's day-to-day lives, 58 percent of the full national sample said they agree."

"It's not that Republicans are suddenly self-identifying as 'libertarians' and devouring Ayn Rand novels," says POLITICO, "but more that they seem to be embracing underlying libertarian priorities and views about the role of government."

FreedomWorks, the liberty-minded organization that sponsored the poll of 1,000 registered voters, makes the same point. They say their poll "identifies voters who can be fairly identified as 'libertarian' based on their fiscally conservative, but socially moderate to liberal answers to questions on polls. 

"We do not claim that these are hardcore libertarians who have all read Ayn Rand and F. A. Hayek, or are as ideologically self-aware as readers of Reason magazine. Rather, these voters' libertarian beliefs distinguish them from liberals and conservatives, even if the word 'libertarian' may be unfamiliar to them."

The poll has lots of great news for libertarians. It suggests that libertarians and libertarian-leaning Republicans could be on the way to becoming more influential within the GOP than the party's social conservatives, military hawks and neo-conservatives. 

When asked what they are most interested in, fully 40 percent of Republican voters chose "individual freedom through lower taxes and reducing the size and scope of government." Just 27 percent picked "traditional values," and only 18 percent chose a "strong national defense."

Fully one-fourth of Republicans in the poll self-identified as "libertarian" or "lean libertarian." 42 percent of Republicans view the term "libertarian" favorably and 10 percent don't know it.

The poll also shows that libertarians have more work to do to get the word out. 

Overall 27 percent of voters said they didn't know enough about libertarianism to offer an opinion. About 40 percent of 18-to-32-year-olds view the word "libertarian" favorably. But about a third don't know what it means. 

Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway, who conducted the poll, told POLITICO that a large and growing number of voters feel the government is too expensive, too invasive and too expansive.

"The perfect storm is being created between the NSA, the IRS, the implementation of Obamacare and now Syria," Conway said. "People are looking at the government more suspiciously. They're looking with deeper scrutiny and reasonable suspicion."

The poll also found a healthy distrust of government. 

Fully 61 percent said "economic policies coming out of Washington" are hurting more than helping. 64 percent of 25-to-32-year-olds who have been in the workforce a substantial time said they favor "smaller government with fewer services but lower taxes." And two-thirds of 18-to-32-year-olds are favorable towards "free market" and similar terms.  

Asked which party they trust to "reform government in Washington," a whopping 40 percent of American voters say "neither" party can be trusted -- outnumbering both the 30 percent who trust the Democrats to reform government and the 25 percent who trust the Republicans. Even among self-identified Republicans, 41 percent say they trust "neither" party.

Surprising Facts About Private Schools

Private schools are good for families, good for kids and good for America, says the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), an organization that champions American private K-12 education.

But you may be surprised at just how effective and beneficial America's private schools 
are. 

According to CAPE:  

* One in four schools is a private school.

* One child in ten attends a private school.

* Private schools produce an annual savings to taxpayers estimated at $50 billion.

* Private school students perform better than their government school counterparts on standardized achievement tests.

* Private secondary school students are nearly 50 percent more likely to take AP or IB courses in science and math than government school students.

* Sixty-seven percent of private high school graduates attend four-year colleges, compared to just 40 percent of government high school graduates.

* Private school students from low socio-economic backgrounds are more than three times more likely than comparable government school students to attain a bachelor's degree by their mid-20s -- meaning that private schools contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty for their students. 

* Private schools are racially, ethnically, and economically diverse. Twenty-seven percent of private school students are non-white; 27 percent are from families with annual incomes under $75,000 (another 18 percent of families did not report income).

* Gaps between minority students and majority students are narrowed in private schools. Minority students in private schools are more than twice as likely to enter four-year colleges than their counterparts in government schools.

* The participation of private school students in community service projects is "significantly higher" than their government school counterparts.

* Many parents want the schools their children attend to help them instill the religious/spiritual values they embrace, and private schools help them meet this goal.

* A federal survey found that more than three-quarters of private school parents are "very satisfied" with their child's school, compared with less than half of parents whose children were assigned to a government school.

* Private school students feel safer in their schools, and statistically are safer, than students in government schools.

Documentation is at CAPE's website. 

No wonder, then, that -- to cite another CAPE statistic -- a substantial majority of adults believe private schools do a better job of providing a quality education than government schools. And that belief, in turn, is fueling demand among parents for alternatives to the government's failing education monopoly.

Video: This Is the Libertarian Moment
 
"It's not really about Republican versus Democrat anymore. This is our [libertarian] moment. This is our chance to redefine the conversation." 
 
So says Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks in this provocative 4-minute video from Reason TV. 
 
Kibbe says that a growing liberty movement, composed of libertarians, Ron Paul supporters, young people, civil libertarians, and others is rapidly emerging. He believes this new liberty movement could play a critical role in American politics beginning with next year’s elections. 
 
Exciting and encouraging news -- especially when coupled with the new FreedomWorks poll discussed at the start of this column. 
 

Sen. John McCain: Re-Legalize Marijuana (Maybe) and Rethink the War on Drugs
 
You know that America’s disastrous War on Drugs is on shaky legs when even an arch-conservative like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) questions its effectiveness and gives a friendly nod to re-legalizing marijuana. 
 
Speaking at a town hall meeting in Tucson, Arizona on September 5, McCain did exactly that, reports U.S. News & World Report.
 
"What's going on in Mexico, in my view, to some degree, is our responsibility... because we're creating a demand for drugs in this country and when there's a demand, there's going to be a supply," McCain told his constituents. 
 
Some attendees immediately called out "Legalize it!”
 
"Maybe we should legalize it,” McCain responded. “We're certainly moving that way as far as marijuana is concerned.”
 
Applause broke out. 
 
“But I respect the will of the people. There was a vote here in Arizona…” 

His voice trailed off. Perhaps he was referring to Arizona’s 2010 legalization of medical marijuana?
 
Recent polls show that “the will of the people” is now re-legalization: a majority of Americans -- and nearly two-thirds of people born between ages 18 and 32 – say marijuana should be legal. 

As for Arizona, The Behavior Research Center’s Rocky Mountain Poll in May 2013 found that most Arizonans — a solid 56 percent — favor legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, with just 37 percent opposing.
 
There is an active initiative campaign in Arizona underway to re-legalize marijuana in 2014 and “allow for legal, taxed, and regulated marijuana/cannabis/industrial hemp use and commerce.”
 
McCain, who was the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, went on to finish his explanation of how making drugs illegal creates a black market that brings with it extreme violence: 
 
"They are bringing these drugs across to our country because there's a demand for them, and there's going to be a supply wherever there is a demand…. the slaughter has been terrible… thousands of innocent people have been killed.
 
"So my urging is that this country engage in a conversation about drugs, about the punishment for drugs," McCain concluded. "A huge percentage of the people in prison today are [in there for] drug related crimes. Now I'm not saying that's good or bad, but I am saying that we need to have a national conversation."
 
You can watch a video of McCain's town hall, posted at U.S. News & World Report, courtesy of  KVOA-TV. McCain’s comments on marijuana begin at 29 minutes.

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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...

LENO ON THE LAST TIME CONGRESS DECLARED WAR: "President Obama is asking Congress to support a military strike in Syria. If they approve, it will be the first time Congress has officially declared war since Obamacare." --Jay Leno, Sept. 4, 2013.
 
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: "If President Obama really wants to hurt the Syrian government, don't send cruise missiles. He should send over some of his economic advisers." -- Jay Leno, Sept. 5, 2013.

COMING TOGETHER: "Republican leaders have agreed to support President Obama's plan to attack Syria. See, that's what I love about our country. The only time Republicans and Democrats can agree on something is when it's time to bomb somebody." -- Jay Leno, Sept. 5, 2013.

PROOF: "John Kerry said during the Senate hearing that we are not the world's policemen. Really, then how come we eat most of the world's donuts?" -- Jay Leno, Sept. 6, 2013.
 
NO YOU CAN’T: â€œThe President maintains that he still has the power to initiate war. This is untrue. The Constitution gave the power to declare war to Congress. James Madison wrote that the ‘Constitution supposes, what history demonstrates, that the executive is the branch most prone to war. Therefore the Constitution, with studied care, vested the power to declare war in the legislature.’" -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), televised response to President Obama's speech on U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war, Sept. 10, 2013.
 
SACRIFICE YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN: â€œYou are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad -- but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad. …it seems to me that if every single parent sent every single child to public school, public schools would improve. This would not happen immediately. It could take generations. Your children and grandchildren might get mediocre educations in the meantime, but it will be worth it, for the eventual common good.” -- Slate editor Allison Benedikt, “If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person,” Slate, Aug. 29, 2013.
 
JUDGE NAPOLITANO ON THE MESS AND HOW TO FIX IT: â€œI have spent my entire professional career defending the Constitution; and that can be likened to playing catch with Jell-o or shoveling against the tide. The Articles of Confederation permitted the states to become tyrants, and the Constitution -- as interpreted over the centuries -- has permitted the federal government to become tyrannical. The resolution of this dilemma will require the entry into all three branches of the government of persons committed to natural law principles. That means they’d believe in the primacy of the individual over the state and the intrinsic inability of government to do anything beyond enforcing the natural law.” -- Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, “Judge Napolitano on the Worst Supreme Court Decisions,” interview in the Mises Daily (Mises Institute), Sept. 18, 2013.

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

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Persuasion Power Point #356

by Michael Cloud





4 Big Factors That Make More People More Receptive to Libertarianism

What really changes people's minds about libertarianism?

Sometimes it's what you say.

Sometimes it's how you say it.

Sometimes it's who you say it to.

Very often, it's what's going on with Big Government... while you're having the libertarian conversation.

And it's 4 big factors. You can express it as a formula: P2C2. That's Big Government Problems, Pain, Costs and Consequences.

Big Problems caused or sustained by Big Government. Massive unemployment. Huge amounts of time wasted complying with government paperwork, rules, and resolutions. Huge Social Security problems. Big Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare problems. And don't forget the problems created by the problems.

Intense Pain caused or sustained by Big Government. Overwhelming pain. Caused by Big Government problems -- or trying to cope with with the problems. 

The pain of paying 47% of your income in taxes. The pain caused by trying to understand and correctly fill out government paperwork, trying to understand and comply with government regulations. Throbbing pain as you fill out forms for your small business, enroll your children in public schools, and as you fill out government paperwork... while waiting to see a doctor.

Ballooning Costs of Big Government programs -- or complying with them. Big Government puts the POUND into the comPOUNDing costs of everything it touches.

Welfare, warfare, regulation, mandates, and more. Ever-growing costs that squeeze every last dollar out of your family income and savings.

Cascading Consequences of Big Government policies and programs. Marijuana prohibition promotes gangs and gang violence that fosters more drug enforcement cops and costs, more arrests and prosecutions, and massive numbers of long-term prisoners serving time in jails and prisons for selling, possessing, or buying marijuana or other drugs.

U.S. government foreign wars, gunboat diplomacy, occupation forces, military aid to foreign despots create new enemies, are often paid for by overspending, inflation, and debt. 

Consequences -- all of which hurt taxpayers, weaken the economy, and flush American wealth into bottomless sewers.

Want to make people far more receptive and responsive to your libertarian suggestions and solutions?

Want to amplify the impact of your persuasive libertarian proposals?

P2C2. Big Government Problems, Pain, Costs and Consequences.

First, show and tell them how huge, intense, extensive and expensive the Big Government policies and programs are.

Second, tell them: "This is America. Birthplace of freedom. We can do way better than this.”

Third, offer them libertarian solutions. Freedom remedies that reduce and remove the root cause of the huge problems, pain, costs, and consequences: Big Government programs.

Fourth, tell them the huge, immediate, direct benefits of reducing and removing these wasteful and harmful Big Government programs: dramatically less burden on them and their families, radically lower taxes and higher take-home pay for them, their co-workers and their neighbors -- and ever-growing economic, social, and personal liberty for all of us.

Fifth, let them know that that's just a taste of libertarianism -- and ask them if they'd like to find out more.

Sixth, if they say "yes" to learning more about liberty, see that they get immediately some great introductory material. Books such as Libertarianism In One Lesson by David Bergland or Healing Our World by Mary Ruwart. Free online information about libertarianism and the liberty movement -- the Advocates has lots of good introductory material at our website, under the tab “Libertarianism: What You Need to Know.” A free subscription to the Liberator Online.

You'll be glad you did.

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In 2000, Michael was honored with the Thomas Paine Award as the Most Persuasive Libertarian Communicator in America.
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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.


Do libertarians favor gun control?

QUESTION: I am unclear on the libertarian stand on gun control and crime. Should there be gun control in a libertarian society? And if so, how much?
 
MY SHORT ANSWER: Firearms, like fists, can be used for offense or defense. Libertarians would not advocate cutting off a person's access to firearms any more than they would advocate cutting off a person's hands to prevent a brawl.
 
Most people who advocate gun control do so because they believe it lowers the crime rate. In fact, just the opposite is true. Violent crime (rape, robbery, and homicide) decrease dramatically when states pass laws that permit peaceful citizens to carry concealed weapons. 
 
One famous example: in 1966 and 1967 Orlando, Florida police responded to a rape epidemic with a highly-publicized program to train 2,500 women in the use of firearms. Orlando became the only city with a population over 100,000 which showed a decrease in crime. Rape, aggravated assault, and burglary were reduced by 90%, 25%, and 24% respectively -- without a single woman ever firing a shot in self-defense. 
 
Criminals are looking for an easy mark and avoid those who might be armed. Anyone who doubts this might wish to put a sign on their front lawn saying "This house is a gun-free zone" to experience the consequences firsthand.
 
Gun control is actually "victim disarmament." It exposes the weakest among us -- women, children, and the elderly -- to greater risk of attack. It denies us the ability to defend ourselves against those who would harm us. 
 
Since the courts have ruled that the police have no obligation to protect an individual citizen from attack, we have no legal recourse if they fail to do so. 
 
Acting in self-defense, armed citizens kill more criminals each year than police do, yet shoot only one-tenth as many innocent people by mistake. Clearly, armed citizens act as responsibly (if not more so) than trained law enforcers.
 
Libertarians believe that everyone has the right to self-defense. America’s founders did too. Libertarians strongly support the Second Amendment. Libertarians do not support the victim-disarmament laws collectively known as "gun control."
 
For more details, including references for the examples cited above, see Chapter 16 of my book, Healing Our World in an Age of Aggression, available from the Advocates (2003 edition). The 1993 edition can be read online for free at my website.
 
LEARN MORE: Suggestions by Liberator Online editor James W. Harris for further reading on this topic: 
 
* FREE E-BOOK: Gun Facts by Guy Smith. This free ebook, updated in 2013, presents in easy-to-read digest form the most common gun control fallacies and the facts that prove them false. Excellent info for speeches, debates, letters to editors, and more. Virtually every major gun control topic is covered: assault weapons, guns and crime, gun show “loopholes,” ballistic finger printing, firearm availability, accidents, etc.). A great quick and easy reference. Over 110 pages with more than 530 detailed references.  Downloaded millions of times by readers in over 155 countries. 
 
* GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA FACT SHEETS: GOA's fact sheets are well-documented, condensed, and refute common gun control arguments. Start with their all-around Gun Control Fact Sheet. They also offer Fact Sheets on more specific topics. 

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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
 
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 brand new book Short Answers to the Tough Questions, Expanded Edition is available from the Advocates, as is her acclaimed classic Healing Our World.
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One-Minute Liberty Tip 

by Sharon Harris



Give Them Something! 

Maybe you've just met someone at a party. You've had a great discussion about libertarianism. Now it's time to leave. You may never see this person again. 

Or you've just delivered a speech on libertarianism to a service club or high school class. You're thanking the teacher for inviting you and thanking the class for their questions. In a moment you'll be gone. 

Or you mention to your cab driver as you return to the airport that you've been to a libertarian conference, and he says "Libertarians -- yeah, I've been hearing more and more about them." And now, after a good conversation, you're stepping out of the cab. 

Don't overlook the crucial last step in your conversation. Don't let their current interest and enthusiasm and curiosity dwindle away. Act right now -- while they are eager to learn more. 

Give them something. 

Give them some way for them to easily continue their investigations into libertarian ideas and the libertarian movement. Give them information. Give them a web address or email address or other contacts. 

Here are some suggestions. 

World's Smallest Political Quiz cards: The Quiz card is designed for this. It's an outreach kit on a card. The Quiz itself is fun, irresistible, and eye-opening. The back has links to solid, persuasive information about libertarianism. 

Quiz cards are attractive and easy to carry in a wallet, purse, pocket, glove compartment, etc. I always have them with me.

Give them more than one. "Here's one for you -- and a few to share." You can hand-write your contact information, or the name of a libertarian organization or website you're familiar with, on the card when you give it to them. 

Other cards: Don't have a Quiz card handy? (Shame on you! :) Give them a business card, or any other piece of paper handy, with a good libertarian website or other information. Don't just write down the web address or email address. Write something like: "More info on libertarianism" so when they see the paper again, they'll know what it is. If appropriate, give your own contact info as well.

Books: If you want to give a book, there are several great introductory books. Libertarianism In One Lesson is renowned as the best short introduction to libertarianism available. Mary Ruwart's Healing Our World is especially appealing to concerned, compassionate, spiritually-inclined idealists who want to make the world a better place. David Boaz's Libertarianism: A Primer is one of the best all-around introductions to libertarianism. 

Other: Does your local libertarian organization have a card, a hand-out, an introductory pamphlet? If so, keep some handy. If the person is local to you, and you want to talk further with them, give them your email address or phone number. 

As the Boy Scouts famously advise: Be prepared! 

Help make that unexpected conversation, that successful presentation, that great talk with your niece, the beginning of a longer journey into libertarianism. 

Make it easy for them to take the next step. 

Give them something. 

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Sharon Harris is president of the Advocates for Self-Government.   

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UPCOMING ADVOCATES LIBERTARIAN COMMUNICATION EVENTS: Advocates President Sharon Harris will be conducting libertarian communication workshops or giving speeches at these upcoming events:
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  • October 19: Speech at University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, sponsored by Students for Liberty.
  • October 26: Speech in Houston, sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Texas.
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