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Friday, February 19 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Walk the Walk - How Being a Great Example is the Best Outreach

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What if you could be an "always on" advocate for libertarian thought?

What I found to be easier and more effective than scouring local events, setting up a booth, and spending my weekends talking to people about libertarian philosophy was to be a positive, shining example of libertarianism. By “walking the walk,” I convey more about liberty and what libertarians believe than all of the talking points prepared for conversations in all of the time I spent sharing the libertarian message. People sought out to talk to me, instead of my constant searching for the next potential target/victim.

By living your life in a way that exemplifies your beliefs, your ACTIONS display what you believe. This means getting involved in your community, volunteering for charity activities, and networking. What does it say to you when someone constantly talks about their amazing gardening skills, but you never see their tomatoes or roses? Is your mind questioning those supposed skills? The same thing goes for libertarian ideals. You can talk ALL DAY LONG about the wonders of free markets, voluntary cooperation, and how private charity outperforms government welfare programs in every way, but if no one sees you “gardening,” how much weight do your words carry?

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Brett Bittner

Executive Director, Advocates for Self­Government
Brett Bittner serves as the Executive Director of the Advocates for Self­Government. Originally from Georgia, Brett has lived in South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, and Indiana. The Indianapolis resident was Marketing Director for The Advocates before becoming the Executive Director... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Salon A

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