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Volume 19, No. 3                     February 10, 2014
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In This Issue

PRESIDENT'S CORNER
* Join Us: Upcoming Libertarian Communication Workshops and Speeches

INTELLECTUAL AMMUNITION
* Ex-TSA Agent: "We Laughed at, and Abused, American Citizens"
* Libertarian Party Response to Obama's State of the Union Address: "Americans' Rights Violated Like Never Before." 
* VIDEO: Get Rid of the U.S. Department of Un-Education
* GOP Denounces NSA Spying as Unconstitutional; Calls for Repeal, Investigation
 
THEY SAID IT: Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Mass round-ups and imprisonments of U.S. citizens could happen.... Jeffrey Tucker on what the world needs from libertarians.... The War on Drugs vs. Philip Seymour Hoffman.... Vermont and New Jersey governors say War on Drugs has failed, is lost, kaput.... Dear Government: Leave me the hell alone, says conservative commentator Erick Erickson.... 

PERSUASION POWER POINT #364 by Michael Cloud
Why Isn't the Libertarian Movement Bigger and More Successful?

ASK DR. RUWART by Mary Ruwart
* Libertarianism and Forced Testimony in Courts

ONE-MINUTE LIBERTY TIP by Sharon Harris
* A Libertarian Approach to Black History Month

WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE ADVOCATES
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President's Corner

by Sharon Harris







Upcoming Libertarian Communication Workshops and Speeches

Dear friends, 

Join us at one of our upcoming Advocates communication workshops or speeches! You'll learn the best, most effective ways to open hearts and minds to libertarianism.

Attendees learn how to dramatically increase their effectiveness at communicating the ideas of liberty. Our workshops go into this material in depth. Our shorter speeches pack a lot of communication how-to into just an hour or less. 

Learn more about the unique material we cover at our workshops here

Don't see one near you? Email me to find out how you can have a communication event near you. 
 
Advocates Libertarian Communication Events

I will be speaking at the following events:

March 8: Keynote speaker at the Libertarian Party of Georgia's state convention.

March 15: Speaker at the Libertarian Party of Tennessee's state convention.

March 29: Speaker at the Libertarian Party of Colorado's state convention.

March 30: Half-day Communication Workshop co-sponsored by Libertarian Party of Colorado.

April 5: Banquet speaker at the Libertarian Party of Maryland's state convention. Liberator Online columnist and author Michael Cloud will also be speaking.

June 26-29: National Libertarian Party convention. The Advocates will have a booth, and I will also be speaking.

August 8-9: Featured speaker at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)'s "Communicating Liberty" conference.

If one of these is near you, please come — and be sure to introduce yourself to me. I love to meet Liberator Online readers!

Email me now if you'd like us to send you further information on these events. 

And please stay tuned! More events to be announced soon.
 
Yours for Liberty,

Sharon

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Intellectual Ammunition

by James W. Harris




 
Ex-TSA Agent: "We Laughed at, and Abused, American Citizens"

"Dear America, I Saw You Naked. And Yes, We Were Laughing." 

That's the title of a damning expose of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Politico Magazine, subtitled "Confessions of an ex-TSA Agent" and written by former Transportation Security Officer Jason Harrington.

And yes, what ex-TSA agent Harrington reveals is probably exactly what you thought was going on. 

Some excerpts:

"Just as the long-suffering American public waiting on those security lines suspected, jokes about the passengers ran rampant among my TSA colleagues… All the old, crass stereotypes about race and genitalia size thrived on our secure government radio channels."

"We knew the full-body scanners didn't work before they were even installed. …the machines were good at detecting just about everything besides cleverly hidden explosives and guns. The only thing more absurd than how poorly the full-body scanners performed was the incredible amount of time the machines wasted for everyone."

"[W]e would also sometimes pull a passenger's bag or give a pat down because he or she was rude. We always deployed the same explanation: 'It's just a random search.'"

"It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants as part of the post-9/11 airport security show." 

 "In private, most TSA officers I talked to told me they felt the agency's day-to-day operations represented an abuse of public trust and funds."

"I was even required to confiscate nail clippers from airline pilots — the implied logic being that pilots could use the nail clippers to hijack the very planes they were flying."

Racial profiling was standard, he says: "The thought nagged at me that I was enabling… government-sanctioned bigotry…" 

His summing up: "As I saw it, $40 million in taxpayer dollars had been wasted on ineffective anti-terrorism security measures at the expense of the public's health, privacy and dignity."

One more thing: After the article appeared, Harrington tweeted this follow-up: "One thing I left out of that Politico piece: HELL YES airport employees often drink those bottles of alcohol you surrender at the checkpoint."

Your government at work...

(Hat tip to: Tim Shoemaker's article at Campaign for Liberty's blog.)

Libertarian Party Response to 2014 State of the Union Address: "Americans' Rights Violated Like Never Before" 

Perhaps you heard President Barack Obama's State of the Union address and the GOP responses. 

The Libertarian Party responded as well, lambasting the Big Government policies of both parties and offering a pro-liberty alternative in a hard-hitting statement from Executive Director Wes Benedict. 

Naturally the mass media declined to carry it, but don't let that stop you from encountering a genuine libertarian State of the Union address. Some excerpts: 

"Thanks to unprecedented levels of government interference and government coercion, Americans' rights are violated like never before. We are harmed by taxes, regulations, prohibitions, and shocking privacy intrusions. …

"Our Libertarian hope is that we can convince enough Americans to change their minds. We hope voters will come to understand that government is force, and force is unjust.

"Here are some of the problems we see.

* The government debt situation is atrocious. Government debt is a terrible thing, because it forces future generations to pay off debts they never agreed to incur. From 2001 to 2008, George W. Bush doubled the debt, mostly with the support of a Republican Congress. Since 2009, Barack Obama and the Democrats (and Republicans) have nearly doubled it again. It doesn't matter whether Republicans or Democrats control the government. Libertarians would quickly balance the budget by cutting spending on everything, including entitlements and the military.

* The employment situation is still pretty bad. Why? Because government gets in between employers and employees, and tries to dictate everything. Minimum wage laws, hiring laws, firing laws, subsidies, and business taxes all make it harder to create jobs and find jobs. These laws are supported by both Republicans and Democrats. Libertarians would eliminate the minimum wage, employment red tape, and business subsidies and taxes. …

* If there's one thing we have learned since 2001, it's that we can't trust what government officials say. They lie. Bush and Cheney said there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. James Clapper (Director of National Intelligence) said under oath that the NSA does not collect data on Americans. Those are a couple of the most outrageous lies, but there have been many others. The more power government has, the more government officials will have the opportunity and incentive to lie. Libertarians would greatly reduce government power. …

* How about the military? The Libertarian attitude is pretty simple: the U.S. military should leave other countries alone, even if their governments are unstable, and even if there are people living there who hate Americans. We need to cut military spending a whole lot. Try getting Republicans or Democrats to support ANY cuts to military spending. …

"All in all, the state of our union is a big mess created by Republicans and Democrats. Libertarians offer a path forward to peace and prosperity." 

And there's lots more good stuff. You can read the rest of the statement at the Libertarian Party's website. 

VIDEO: Get Rid of the U.S. Department of Un-Education

"The Department of Education should be closed and its programs terminated," says the Cato Institute. "Federal intervention into the nation's schools has consumed great deals of taxpayer money and created large bureaucracies to administer the funding and regulations. It has produced little, if any, improvement in academic results."

Shutting down the Dept. of Un-Ed would also cut a whopping $50 billion badly-spent dollars annually off the federal budget. That's about $400 per household – every year. Most people can probably find something better to do with that money. 



In just two minutes and 20 seconds, this video from the Cato Institute provides some genuinely shocking figures about the U.S. Department of Un-Education, and introduces the powerful case for eliminating it altogether. 

Share it with friends. Open some minds. 

And if they (or you) want more info, Cato's got it right here.

GOP Denounces NSA Spying as Unconstitutional; Calls for Repeal, Investigation

Hey: the Republican Party National Committee has gone all Edward Snowden on us.   

In what TIME magazine calls "the latest indication of a growing libertarian wing of the GOP," the Republican National Committee (RNC) passed a Resolution on January 24 calling for Republicans in Congress to conduct a public investigation into the "gross infringement" of Americans' rights by National Security Agency programs and to repeal much of the NSA's PRISM surveillance programs on Americans. 

The "Resolution to Renounce the National Security Agency's Surveillance Program" denounces what it called the "largest surveillance effort ever launched by a democratic government against its own citizens... the surveillance of U.S. citizens on a vast scale and [the monitoring of the] searching habits of virtually every American on the internet..." 

The remarkable document, while not binding on any GOP member, passed by an overwhelming majority voice vote. 

The Resolution boldly declares that "the mass collection and retention of personal data is in itself contrary to the right of privacy protected by the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution" and says "unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights that threatens the very foundations of a democratic society and this [PRISM] program represents a gross infringement of the freedom of association and the right to privacy and goes far beyond even the permissive limits set by the Patriot Act..."

Further, the Republican National Committee "encourages Republican lawmakers to enact legislation to amend Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, the state secrets privilege, and the FISA Amendments Act to make it clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity, phone records and correspondence — electronic, physical, and otherwise — of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court..." and they urge Republican lawmakers "to call for a special committee to investigate, report, and reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying..." 

This committee, says the RNC, "should create specific recommendations for legal and regulatory reform to end unconstitutional surveillance as well as hold accountable those public officials who are found to be responsible for this unconstitutional surveillance..."

Good stuff! And there's more. You can read the whole Resolution at TIME's web site. 

However, you'd also be wise to be skeptical, as journalist John Glaser astutely notes at Reason.com's blog. After all, reminds Glaser, this is "the party that stood by President George W. Bush when he secretly (and illegally) ordered the NSA to spy on the domestic communications of Americans without any warrants at all."
 
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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."

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THEY SAID IT...

LIBERTARIANS, REPEAT AFTER ME: "Libertarians, repeat after me. The goal is human liberty. The dream is human liberty. The ideal is human liberty. The end is human liberty. Therefore the subject is human liberty. And what does liberty encompass? All things wonderful, productive, beautiful, creative, magnificent. It's because you believe in these things that you are a libertarian. Anything that distracts from human liberty, much less contradicts that, is irrelevant to the libertarian message. Don't get distracted. Please. Civilization needs your voice, your passion, your love." — libertarian writer and entrepreneur Jeffrey Tucker, Facebook, October 12, 2013. 

JUDGE SCALIA: MASS ROUND-UPS, IMPRISONMENT COULD HAPPEN (AGAIN): "Well, of course, Korematsu [1944 US Supreme Court decision upholding mass incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II] was wrong. And I think we have repudiated in a later case. But you are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again. 'Silent enim leges inter arma.' [In times of war, the laws fall silent.] That's what was going on — the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot. That's what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It's no justification but it is the reality." — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaking to law students at the University of Hawaii law school, Feb. 3, 2014. 

THE WAR ON DRUGS VS PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN: "Our drug policy of prohibition and interdiction makes it difficult and dangerous for people like Hoffman to get high, but not impossible — and it makes these tragic overdose deaths more common than they have to be. The obvious problem is that when an addict buys drugs on the street, he or she has no way of knowing how pure the product is and what else it might contain. …As long as this commerce is illegal, it is totally unregulated. Since we know that addicts will continue to buy drugs on the street, we also know that some will die from drugs that are either too potent or adulterated with other substances that could make them lethal. Is this really the intent of our drug policy? To invite users to kill themselves?" — syndicated columnist Eugene Robinson, "Philip Seymour Hoffman's death shows that we're losing this drug war," Feb. 3, 2014. 

VERMONT GOV. SAYS WAR ON DRUGS IS LOST: "We have lost the War on Drugs. The notion that we can arrest our way out of this problem is yesterday's theory." — Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, PBS Newshour, January 9, 2014.

NEW JERSEY GOV. CHRISTIE DENOUNCES "FAILED WAR ON DRUGS": "We will end the failed War on Drugs that believes that incarceration is the cure of every ill caused by drug abuse. We will make drug treatment available to as many of our non-violent offenders as we can and we will partner with our citizens to create a society that understands that every life has value and no life is disposable. We will fight to continue to change government so that we value our differences and honor the strength of our diversity." — Gov. Chris Christie's inaugural speech, Jan. 21, 2014.

LAISSEZ FAIRE: "You know what the government can do for me? Leave me the hell alone. They can't get us through airports without groping us, they can't deliver our mail without a bailout, they can't fight a war without turning the military into a sociological experiment, and they can't manage healthcare without 404 errors, death panels, and rigged numbers to hide massive debt. Leave us alone. … If they'd just leave us alone, I suspect we'd be just fine, have more freedom, and Main Street could be productive again." — conservative commentator Erick Erickson, "Leave Us Alone," RedState.com,  January 28th, 2014.
 
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"They Said It..." is compiled by Liberator Online editor James W. Harris.
 
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Persuasion Power Point #364

by Michael Cloud





Why Isn't the Libertarian Movement Bigger and More Successful?
  
Reading diet books won't make you thin.
 
Reading exercise books won't make you fit.
 
Reading libertarian books won't make you free.
 
If you want small government and freedom, you must act.
 
Not just once. Regularly, repeatedly, relentlessly.
 
In 1995, I gave speeches at a number of Libertarian Party state conventions. After one of these speeches, a man in his thirties asked me, "Why aren't there more women here?"
 
"How many women did you bring?" I asked.
 
"None," he said.
 
"How many women did you invite?" I asked.
 
"None," he said.
 
"How many women did you tell about this Libertarian convention?" I asked.
 
"None."
 
"So, what's your answer to your question? Why aren't more women here?"
 
"Because I didn't tell them, I didn't invite them, I didn't bring them..." he answered.
 
Why isn't the libertarian movement bigger?
 
How many people have you shared libertarian ideas with in the last seven days?

How many people have you forwarded libertarian essays and articles to in the last seven days? How many times have you shared libertarian ideas, essays, and articles with each of them?
 
How many people have you invited to sign up for a free subscription to the Liberator Online? 

How many people have you invited to support the vital work of the Advocates for Self-Government â€” so the Advocates can reach and teach more people?
 
What have you done to bring more people into the libertarian movement in the last seven days? What will you do to make the libertarian movement bigger in the next seven days?
 
Why isn't the libertarian movement more successful?
 
In the last seven days, what have you done to make it more successful?
 
Have you used Advocates tools — like OPH and the World's Smallest Political Quiz â€” to effectively reach new people and bring them into the liberty movement? 
 
Have you done volunteer work for a libertarian political campaign? Have you donated to the campaign — so they can reach more people?
 
Reading diet books won't make you thin.
 
Reading exercise books won't make you fit.
 
Reading libertarian books won't make you free.
 
If you want a bigger and more successful libertarian movement, YOU must act.
 
Not just once. Regularly, repeatedly, relentlessly.
 
What are YOU going to do?

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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.
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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.

Libertarianism and forced testimony in courts

QUESTION: In a libertarian society, when marriage becomes a private institution, what will happen to the right of a person not to be forced to testify against their spouse in a court of law?

MY SHORT ANSWER: In a libertarian society, no peaceful person could be forced to do anything, including testify against another. Today's government simply threatens people with prison and fines unless they give information, often at great cost to themselves (e.g., missing work).

Does this mean if you were charged with murder that the witness who could save you wouldn't testify? Probably not. Witnesses could be reimbursed for lost work and other expenses for testifying, so their cost would be minimal. Withholding crucial information would likely be considered socially unacceptable. Few people would want to be embarrassed by a public announcement that they had done so — and caused an innocent person to suffer. 

Even today, it's almost impossible to force someone to testify truthfully. Witnesses lie to protect themselves and others, even under oath. That's probably the real reason that spouses can't be forced to testify today: they are the ones most likely to twist the truth for the benefit of their loved ones.

LEARN MORE: Suggestions for further reading on this topic from Liberator Online editor James W. Harris: 

"Free or Compulsory Speech" by Murray N. Rothbard. The great libertarian thinker Murray Rothbard explores this issue with his characteristic vigor and consistency in this article, which first appeared in Libertarian Review in November 1978. 

Excerpt: "The most flagrant example of continuing compulsory speech takes place in every courtroom in our land: the compulsory bearing of witness. Now surely each person is the absolute owner of his or her own body; as the owner of his own body, only the individual should decide on whether or not to speak in any given situation, and there should be no compulsion upon him to talk or not to talk. And yet in every court, witnesses are dragged in by force (the subpoena power) and compelled to bear witness for or against other people."

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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 latest 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




A Libertarian Approach to Black History Month

Holidays and annual observances offer a great opportunity to present the ideas of liberty to new and receptive audiences. Every libertarian should collect a selection of facts and stories to share on those occasions. (We offer them frequently in the Liberator Online.)
 
February is Black History Month. This event, observed annually since 1976, opens the door for discussions on issues key to libertarians. 

If anyone should be receptive to the message of libertarianism, it should be black Americans, who as a group have suffered from government oppression more than any other ethnic group in America, and whose historical and ongoing struggle for freedom is arguably the most dramatic one in our history. 

And that story — the story of a people savagely oppressed by government power for centuries and bravely fighting to overcome that oppression — is one that Americans of all races would benefit from pondering. Libertarians have a unique angle to bring to that discussion. 
 
As a start, I recommend "The Law Perverted: A Libertarian Approach to Black History Month," an article by James Padilioni, Jr. of Students for Liberty. It will stimulate your thinking on this issue and provide a seldom-heard historical and theoretical background. 
 
Black History Month is an excellent time to show how government coercion was and is the chief engine of the oppression of black Americans, as well as Americans in general. One obvious example is the War on Drugs, which is horrible for all society and from which blacks suffer disproportionately. 
 
Here are some resources: 
 
* "How the War on Drugs is Destroying Black America," John McWhorter, Cato Institute.

* "Race and Prison," drugwarfacts.org. Excerpt: "Mass arrests and incarceration of people of color — largely due to drug law violations — have hobbled families and communities by stigmatizing and removing substantial numbers of men and women. In the late 1990s, nearly one in three African-American men aged 20-29 were under criminal justice supervision, while more than two out of five had been incarcerated… orders of magnitudes higher than that for the general population. … In some areas, a large majority of African-American men — 55 percent in Chicago, for example — are labeled felons for life, and, as a result, may be prevented from voting..."

Another topic is state-created unemployment for black Americans. "Race and Economics," a column by economist Walter Williams, examines this.

* Williams looks at the racist outcomes of the minimum wage more closely in Minimum Wage's Discriminatory Effects." Excerpt: "Minimum wage laws have massive political support, including that of black politicians. That means that many young black males will remain a part of America's permanent underclass with crime, drugs and prison as their future."

* Walter Williams' 1982 book The State Against Blacks shows how numerous government programs, enacted supposedly enacted to help the poor have caused enormous harm to blacks and others. 

* In his column "A Painful Anniversary" economist Thomas Sowell argues that the 1960s Great Society / War on Poverty programs helped destroy black families. Excerpt: "The black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and discrimination, began rapidly disintegrating in the liberal welfare state that subsidized unwed pregnancy and changed welfare from an emergency rescue to a way of life."

* Another fascinating topic tailor-made for Black History Month is the little-known history of how gun rights helped protect civil rights activists and advance the civil rights movement. For starters, check out "Yes, Guns Are Dangerous. But They Also Save Lives and Secure Civil Rights" by Damon W. Root of Reason magazine. Also see this excellent review of the 2004 book The Deacons for Defense: Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement by Lance Hill, from The Nation magazine. This book tells the remarkable story of the Deacons for Defense, who at their peak had several hundred members and twenty-one chapters in the South. 

* Ex-slave Frederick Douglass is one of the towering figures for liberty in American history.  A short libertarian look at Douglass is found in "Frederick Douglass, Classical Liberal: A fresh look at the political evolution of a great American," a book review by Damon Root from the August/September 2012 issue of Reason magazine. Also, see  the Cato Institute's libertarianism.org for more on, and by, Douglass. 

* Finally, here's a great collection of videos of black libertarians and classical liberals, past and present, speaking on liberty. They're suitable for any time of year, of course, but Black History Month is a great time to share them. 

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Sharon Harris is president of the Advocates for Self-Government.   
 
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ADVOCATES LIBERTARIAN COMMUNICATION EVENTS: 

Advocates President Sharon Harris will be speaking at the following events:

March 8: Keynote speaker at the Libertarian Party of Georgia's state convention.

March 15: Speaker at the Libertarian Party of Tennessee's state convention.

March 29: Speaker at the Libertarian Party of Colorado's state convention.

March 30: Half-day Communication Workshop co-sponsored by LP-CO.

April 5: Banquet speaker at the Libertarian Party of Maryland's state convention. Liberator Online columnist and author Michael Cloud will also be speaking.

June 26-29: National Libertarian Party convention. The Advocates will have a booth, and Sharon will be speaking.

August 8-9: Featured speaker at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)'s "Communicating Liberty" conference.

Attendees will learn how to dramatically increase their effectiveness at communicating the ideas of liberty. 

Email us now if you'd like us to send you further information on these events. 

Email Sharon to find out how you can have a communication event near you.
 
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