<<First Name>>, here's your Volume 21, Issue 9 of the Liberator Online for March 3, 2016
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In This Issue
The Future of the Libertarian Movement is Bright
12-Year-Old Arrested Over Instagram Post Showing Guns, Bombs
Apple Wins Court Battle Against FBI, Immorality of Surveillance State Exposed
Factcheck Debate
See what Senator Ben Sasse, Dr. John Hunt, Dr. Ron Paul and Brett Bittner have to say government force, government policies, collectivism, and the 2016 election. 
Helping Others See Your Vision of Liberty
Find out how to get a FREE OPH KIT for your libertarian student group.
Ready to have a libertarian communication event near you? Find out how.
The Future of the Libertarian Movement is Bright

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 throughout the country, as well as those from abroad, gave us a glimpse at the future of the libertarian movement. WOW! It is encouraging to see the knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm from these students as they glowingly share libertarian thought and embrace libertarian philosophy.

Whether they heard from a North Korean dissident about her experiences and vision for a freer world in Yeonmi Parka former governor known for his use of veto and line-item veto powers in Gary Johnson, or witnessed a debate about the cultural and political change liberty brings between Jack Hunter and Jeffrey Tucker, these students and alumni who love liberty joined together to share their experiences and learn about all the libertarian movement has to offer.

Brett with Vermin SupremeWe even visited with Vermin Supreme, whose documentary “Vote for Jesus” screened on Sunday morning, throughout the conference. He even dropped his satirical bid for the Oval Office as a Democrat to seek the Libertarian Party nomination, as he saw the welcoming community that libertarians represent.

All kidding aside, the students I met this weekend ARE the future of libertarianism, and I’m impressed by them. I honestly wish I’d had a similar outlet when I was on campus at the University of Georgia to better prepare me for what the future held.

We are happy to be working with student groups across the country to assist them in spreading the ideals of freedom and liberty by offering FREE Operation Politically Homeless kits to campus groups, working with them to hone their message as they provide “on the ground” outreach to their fellow students and to the people at large, and support their efforts to be exemplify libertarianism.

Energy, enthusiasm, professionalism, and knowledge make the future of our movement bright, and I’m glad we’re doing everything we can to support that.

Can you help?

Walk the walk,

Liberty Library
Written & Compiled by Advocates Staff

12-Year-Old Arrested Over Instagram Post Showing Guns, Bombs

In a world where everything happens online, Americans struggle to identify what is and what is not a credible threat. But while doing so, liberty advocates suggest, authorities should go above and beyond to avoid trampling people’s freedom of speech rights.

Instagram In the state of Virginia, a middle school student is currently facing charges over an online post in which she used “emojis” of guns and bombs. According to the Washington Post, the 12-year-old from Fairfax, VA was accused of threatening Sidney Lanier Middle School, which led to legal charges. Police justified the legal move by claiming that the girl had posted a message on her Instagram account in December that features a gun, a bomb, and a knife, all in the “emoji” formats.

Read more about how emojis got this 12-year-old arrested here...

Apple Wins Court Battle Against FBI, and the Immorality of the Surveillance State is Exposed

As privacy advocates urge the federal government to stop pressuring Apple to create a backdoor to its iPhone, a move that would essentially undermine the company’s own encryption software, the company has just won big in a federal court.

iPhoneAccording to The Intercept, the ongoing battle between the tech company and the surveillance state could turn out bitter for the federal agency since a New York federal magistrate judge has just rejected one of the US government’s requests.

The criminal case involves an iPhone whose encrypted system has put its data out of the reach of the FBI. Apple was asked to aid investigators, but Magistrate Judge James Orenstein ruled against the government’s request.



Oil is now so cheap even pirates aren’t stealing it any more - Quartz 
Uber says demand in NYC is up 30 percent since prices were cut - The Verge
Free Market Economies Will Boost Africa's Growth - The Voice

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Bits and Bytes From Across the Spectrum

NEITHER OF THEM: â€œMy current answer for who I would support in a hypothetical matchup between Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton is: Neither of them."  - Senator Ben Sasse(R-NE), March 2, 2016

AN OUTRIGHT EPIDEMIC: "When an idea is evil or destructive, it should be considered a contagious disease. Collectivism is an outright epidemic now." - Dr. John Hunt, Author, Entrepreneur, and Physician, March 3, 2015

A THREAT TO US ALL: "A system of government without limit, if unchecked, will destroy production and impoverish the nation. The only answer is to better understand economics and monetary systems, as well as social and foreign policies, with the hope that they will change once it becomes clear that government policies are a threat to all of us.” - Dr. Ron Paul, Politician, Author, and Physician, December 27, 2011
Brett Bittner
Sharon Harris

Helping Others See Your Vision of Liberty

Most of us were brought up to accept the need for government control of almost everything. And that idea is reinforced every day by journalists, educators and politicians.

SunriseHow, then, do we persuade people to open their minds enough to explore our vision of liberty?

One way is to share something like the following. It starts with a bold idea, elaborates on that idea with familiar examples everyone agrees with, and then invites your listeners to consider expanding the principle to issues they haven’t yet considered.

Read more about how you can help others to see your vision of liberty here...
Super Communicator Sharon Harris was president of the Advocates from May of 1995 until May of 2015. She continues to write about and teach excellence in libertarian communication. She is co-author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book, How to Be a Super Communicator for Liberty, about which Ron Paul said: “I recommend this book to everyone serious about winning the battle for liberty. These essays will help libertarians improve their ability to answer the tough questions, make our philosophy relevant to people’s everyday concerns, and most importantly win converts and grow our movement.” You can purchase the print version from the Advocates or the ebook version from Amazon.

What's Happening with the Advocates

Advocates Executive Director, Brett Bittner, is speaking Saturday, March 12 in Colorado Springs at the Libertarian Party of Colorado Annual Convention. 

Go hear him! 
Are you ready to schedule a libertarian communication event for your liberty-minded group? 

Email Brett today to find out how. 

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