A different look at the Moveon.org ad
Dear friend of the Advocates,
Yesterday the liberal organization MoveOn. was denounced by the U.S. Senate and
called "disgusting" by President Bush, because of their controversial ad
campaign criticizing the War In Iraq.
The result: MoveOn was flooded with donations! In fact, they received over
$500,000 in a single day -- and the money is still pouring in.
Quite frankly, that made me wish that the U.S. Senate would vote to denounce
the Advocates for Self-Government.
Because we could sure use $500,000! And believe me, we would use it for liberty
much better than the liberal Big Government MoveOn.
WHY CONGRESS SHOULD DENOUNCE THE ADVOCATES
If Congress understood what the Advocates is up to, they'd be slamming US
instead of MoveOn. Because we're a far bigger threat to government business-as-
Of course, we're against the Iraq War, too. In fact, we're against U.S.
intervention abroad, period. As we've said over and over again, we're for a
Jeffersonian foreign policy: free trade and friendly relations with all
nations, entangling alliances with none.
But more than that, we're against the whole statist agenda of both ruling
We're against the income tax.
We're against the U.S. Patriot Act.
We're against the War on Drugs.
We're against all subsidies to business and farms.
We're against government schools.
We're against a peacetime or wartime draft, or compulsory national service.
We're against a national ID card.
We're against government spying on citizens.
We're against government surveillance databases.
We're against censorship.
We're against gun control.
We're against the Federal Reserve System, the IRS, the DEA, the FDA, and just
about every other alphabet-soup government agency
... and that's just a short list. To cut to the chase, we're against any and
all government initiation of force against people and their property. Which
means just about everything the modern American state engages in.
But we're not a bunch of "aginners." We're FOR:
The Bill of Rights. Individual liberty. Free markets. Free trade. Personal
Responsibility. Limited government. Peace.
These are dangerous ideas! Just ask King George III. The ideas of liberty have
toppled statist rulers around the world, beginning with our own grand revolt
against the British crown in 1776.
WHY WE'RE MORE "DANGEROUS" THAN MOVEON
We're not just in favor of liberty -- we're DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Something
big. Something that is changing America.
We are reaching the public with libertarian ideas, and building an "army" of
libertarian supporters and activists.
And we're VERY effective! We're having great success.
We're reaching MILLIONS of people each year with libertarian ideas. Including
tens of thousands of students -- the leaders of tomorrow -- right in their
We're discovering thousands of libertarian-leaning folks every week with our
online World's Smallest Political Quiz. We're supplying them with the
information they need to understand the ideas of liberty. We answer their
questions about libertarianism.
We introduce them to the entire libertarian movement, so they can find the best
outlet for their political activism. We teach them the best ways to communicate
libertarian ideas to their friends, family, neighbors and the public.
And we give them tools -- like the Quiz, Operation Politically Homeless (OPH),
libertarianism.com, the Liberator Online (world's largest-circulation
libertarian publication, with almost 70,000 subscribers), outstanding books,
videos, audios... and so much more. Tools to make their activism as effective
In this way, we're identifying, recruiting, and training the libertarian
activists and supporters of tomorrow -- a grassroots army for liberty that will
CONGRESS WON'T DENOUNCE US
Unfortunately, we can't rely on Congress to denounce us. (They never do
anything right, do they?)
So, right now, while the liberal Big Government group MoveOn is getting bathed
in hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Advocates is doing some severe belt-
tightening. Our funds are critically low. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
Since Congress won't give us a bump... will you?
Could you please make a generous donation right now?
Any amount will help. And if you can donate $35 or more, we have some GREAT
"THANK-YOU" GIFTS FOR YOU -- including the best short introduction to
libertarianism ever written, a great speech by libertarian Congressman Ron
Paul, and more!
See these great gifts here:
http://www.theadvocates.org/gifts.html Please help us continue -- and EXPAND -- the world-changing work of the Advocates. Help us "Move On" for peace, free markets, and individual liberty! Sincerely, Sharon Harris President, Advocates for Self-Government PS: I've kept the tone in this letter light, but I'm not joking. Our funds are critically low right now. We really do need your donation. It will be enormously appreciated, and every penny will be used to build a movement for liberty. Will you take just a moment right now and make a sizeable donation to the Advocates? This will lead you to our secure donation page: http://www.theadvocates.org/gifts.html Or call toll-free 800-932-1776. THANK YOU!