How Did We Get Here?

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It’s 2016. We are 40 days from the Presidential election. So, how did we get here? As a country, we’ve abandoned hope, we’ve given in to fear, and we’re seemingly okay with it all. A long time ago, the ideals of the American Dream went away. They were replaced by people “knowing what’s better.” They promised to fix the ills of society by giving them the ability to plan what you and I do. As with any social change, it began with something small, limiting an act in the interest of “common sense,” or “safety,” or “the future.” Once empowered, they used fear to drive public opinion to ...
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You Might Be the First…

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Recently, I attended an event with numerous political groups using that event to reach out to the community about their political party or movement. While there, I witnessed some astonishing behavior posing as outreach, some of which I couldn’t believe. I offered some advice, though I’ll offer more here today. These days, my outreach activities are mostly internal, within the libertarian movement, though I do have significant experience “in the trenches.” Through that experience I took steps to learn how to improve the results, whether I was to persuading someone to re-examine their poli...
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