Volume 20, Issue 41                          October 29, 2015
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In This Issue
What I Learned From Back to the Future 
FIRED! SC School Resource Officer Assaults Student 
GOP Debate Fact Check
See what Rand Paul, Bryan Stascavage, Adam Smith, Jonah Goldberg and John Stossel have to say about fear, love, happiness, experiencing growth and influence. 
The Internet Privacy Conversation 
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From Me To You

What I Learned From Back to the Future

If you watched television news, engaged in social media, or weren’t living under a rock last Wednesday, you probably know that October 21, 2015 is “Back to the Future Day,” the date to which Marty McFly and Emmett “Doc” Brown travel in the 1989 sequel to the smash 1985 film. Special events across the country were held, including a coordinated showing with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra playing Alan Silvestri’s score, which I attended. I am a HUGE fan of the trilogy – I even held a Back to the Future 2-themed 10th birthday party shortly after the second film’s release.

back to the futureTo me, the most fascinating element, and subsequently, the biggest takeaway, from the film series is the significance that a single decision can make on the totality of your life and the lives of those around you. We saw these small changes affect the McFly family and parts of Hill Valley in the first film. In some cases, those decisions can have a profound reach beyond your circle, as we saw in the Alternate 1985 tangent, where Biff Tannen is incredibly rich and powerful and the Hill Valley that Marty and Doc knew was never realized.

Regardless of the size of the decision, we CAN affect change. What might have been, had the Sons of Liberty not met in those taverns in the 1760s and 1770s to fight the tyranny in the colonies?

With that in mind, how will you harness that power to affect change?

You may not have a DeLorean with a flux capacitor that facilitates time travel, but you can alter the course of events with your actions.

How could you affect change by brainstorming about market disruptions, instead of watching Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and/or How to Get Away with Murder tonight? Could you create the next Uber?

What if you chose to make phone calls for a libertarian candidate for office tonight, rather than watching the Bengals and the Browns on Thursday Night Football? Could you elect a candidate who puts liberty first to office?

Suppose you begin a recurring donation to a liberty organization (like the Advocates) this evening, forgoing your morning coffee a couple times a month? Could your support fund the efforts to move society in a more libertarian direction?

Whatever you decide, keep in mind that your decision can alter the course of history.

Walk the walk,
How much is Liberty worth?

News You Can Use

Written & Compiled by Advocates Staff

FIRED! SC School Resource Officer Assaults Student 

On Monday, Oct. 26, a video surfaced on the Internet of a South Carolina school resource officer throwing a female student across a classroom.


The incident occurred at the Spring Valley High School in Columbia, witnesses said, when the unnamed African-American student refused to put away her cell phone and then refused to leave the classroom after being asked by the teacher and school principal.

The officer was then summoned and asked her to leave again. She refused, and he told her she was under arrest.

Read more about the incident and discipline here..

Fact Check Last Night's GOP Debate Here! 




The Future Is Unimaginably Better than Expected - FEE
Uber’s Peaceful Revolution - FEE
Open Bionics just unveiled Star Wars, Disney themed prosthetics for kids - Digital Trends

News You Can Use is written and compiled by staff at the Advocates for Self-Government. 

Bits and Bytes From Across the Spectrum
NO LOVE: "The government cannot love you. Right? It cannot be your mommy or your daddy or your tribe, it can’t fill the holes in your soul or any of that kind of stuff." â€” Jonah Goldberg, National Review Columnist, October 9, 2015  **Hour-long audio interview

A CLEAR CONSCIENCE: “What can be added to the happiness of the man who is in health, who is out of debt, and has a clear conscience?” â€” Adam Smith, Pioneer of Political Economy

ECHO CHAMBER: â€œI knew if I remained in my echo chamber of moderate conservatives, I wouldn’t experience any growth. I thought, if I’m around people with extremely liberal ideas, I’ll be constantly challenged and countered, and my views will either change or become sharpened.” â€” Bryan Stascavage Former Wesleyan University student, October 22, 2015
"Quotable" is compiled by members of the Advocates staff.
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Conversations With My Boys

The Internet Privacy Conversation

Baby Anarchist (BA) (10): I need to use my device upstairs because it has directions to my Lego project.
Me: Can you print the directions?
BA: It’s hundreds of pages long.
Me: Do you and your dad have an agreement about using your device upstairs?
BA: Yes.
Me: Just for the instructions?
BA: Yes.
Large Man Looking At Co-Worker With A Magnifying GlassMe: YS, do you know why no one in the house uses devices in their own private spaces?
Young Statesman (YS): It gives you the impression that there’s privacy on the Internet.
Me: Right. Is there privacy on the Internet?
YS: None.
Me: Do you know about Ashley Madison?
YS: No.
Me: People married and agreed to forsake all others and they made this agreement in front of their families and friends and the understanding was that this was their agreement. They used the Ashley Madison service to violate the terms of their agreement. They believed that to be in secret. 

Read more about how they discussed Internet privacy here:

The Libertarian Homeschooler is a homeschooling mom of two boys, 15 and 10. You can connect with the online community she's built here.

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