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4 Ways to Shrink Government & Book Raffle

This meetup will cost $5 collected at the door to defray the costs of the room rental and books to raffled at the start of the meetup. RSVP count understates attendees from other sites.

We'll begin by raffling off copies of "Economics in One Lesson" by Hazlitt, & "Common Sense" by Glenn Beck"-includes the Thomas Paine version as well

We've learned that grassroots community activism works in national elections. Let's get ready to elect politicians truly interested in shrinking the size of government - there are at least 4 things we can do:

1. Memorize the US Constitution. We will be playing Constitution Quest, a board game. This will help us memorize it. Good for teams or fewer players

2. Understand how small government increases prosperity and individual choice. We'll be discussing the first chapter of "Economics in One Lesson" by Hazlitt.

3. In NYC, Practice talking to others about the above. We'll be reviewing some of the conversations in the last chapter of "Waking the Sleeping Giant"

4. Meetup with others interested in shrinking government

Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have the books or read them. If we have a bigger group we may do all the activities concurrently in different corners of the room and then switch activities to enable more participation in small groups.

Together, let's practice our mental and verbal skills and build our numbers.

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  • Dahrla

    Hmm.. some someone who reads a book Glenn Beck wrote is a "Nazi crackpot destroying the Libertarian Party"? *scratches head* I thought libertarians were about freedom. I see nothing in this event that claims to be about party politics. Can we not find some common ground in the Constitution without being thought clones? I support the right of anybody to read any book they so choose. I also support the right of some to make hateful comments about others based only on knowledge of one book read. I hope all who choose to attend this event will behave in a respectful manner- even if there is disagreement.

    January 5, 2013

    • Dahrla

      Well. I see nothing in the ad for this event that says it's about Glen or Ron or Republicans or Libertarians. If people don't want a book written by Glen, they don't have to participate in the raffle. I find it very interesting that there is just one small piece of the ad- which isn't even a focus of the event- that got attacked here. I don't see an RSVP from you- so I presume you wont' be attending. It's not clear what the purpose of your comments is. This will be a great event. People living in NYC who are in favor of smaller government are want the opportunity to sharpen their skills in conversing with statists. Most aren't so concerned about a laundry list of criteria for being considered to be a member of a particular political party.

      January 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Is it respectful to insult people's intelligence? Does this make any sense to you? http://www.youtube.co...­

      January 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    January 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Practice your mental and verbal skills. Why does the Libertarian Party attract irrational people trying to memorize the Constitution? Why don't 98% of Americans join and elect Libertarians to run the government?

    Republican conservatives have nothing in common with Libertarians, so why did Ron Paul try to win the Republican nomination instead of being the Libertarian candidate who was loaded with money?

    In case you didn't notice, these are questions. Practice your mental and verbal skills.

    January 8, 2013

  • Todd Jamesons, A.

    Emotional comments often don't impart solutions or steps forward. If this meeting has enough people for us to break up in small concurrent groups for each of the 3 activities, we will do so. That way, each of us can practice articulating the benefits of small gov't, a skill some people exhibit more than others!

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Comparing Glenn Beck to Paine is like comparing Stalin to Jesus.

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glenn Beck is a Nazi nut. You people destroy the Libertarian Party. You aren't Libertarian, you're crack pots.

    January 4, 2013

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