In order to create a free and prosperous society it is important that we not only understand the philosophy of liberty, but we as a free people must take action so that one day we may actually live in a free society.
Be it communicating with your family, your neighbor, or your elected representatives, the Foundation for a Free Society is working to provide you with the fundamental communication techniques you’ll need in order to more effectively further the cause of liberty in your community.
When speaking with others about the philosophy of liberty FFS recommends using the “Carnegie Method” which is modeled after Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. The Carnegie Method encourages freedom advocates to seek a genuine interest in the individual or organization they are attempting to influence. In doing so we can learn what motivates that individual or group of individuals and gain a better understanding of what is important to them. We then are able to isolate areas of common agreement and “speak in terms of the persons interests”. In doing so, we avoid any unnecessary resentment and we are more likely to win that person over to the philosophy of liberty.
You have the power to take this message to your neighbors, to your school, to your church, to your family, or to your country. Your voice and is reach is as loud as you want it to be. All you have to do is reach out and talk to those around and you and you will be surprised at how well the philosophy of liberty resonates with the average joe!
When it comes to influencing government, the Foundation for a Free Society recommends that activists focus on the local and state level where their energy and resources are most effectively and efficiently utilized. Additionally, as the philosophy of liberty emphasizes the importance of decentralized and consensual government, it is only natural that libertarians dedicate their efforts to those institutions closest to the people and least corruptible.
FFS also encourages activists to focus on pushing back on those institutions and intrusions which most inhibit an individual’s ability to embrace their inner freedom. Examples of these institutions and intrusions are police measures which limit our right to travel freely, coercive income taxes, homeland security efforts which target people who choose to live freely, and overall efforts which seek to centralize authority and usurp the sanctity of the family, the community, and the sovereignty of the individual.
Below you will find articles, resources, and various media concerning getting active in the movement to spread the message of liberty and eliminate coercive institutions which keep us from living in peace.
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