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I'm 17 and I want to inform people in my school. Thoughts?

So Iv'e decided that i would like to inform people on some controversial issues. I was thinking i would start in my history class since were approaching a chapter about 9/11 and the war on terrorism. Maybe just ask question on how come the U.S didn't find any WMD in Iraq and the hundreds of thousands of inocent lives that died because of it.Then i'll talk about how the same thing that happened in Iraq is happening to Iran(story wise). Have any of you done this in school? If so i would like some tips

I also got the idea to hand out flyers to people about whats inside flu vaccines.

I just got very motivated from what Robert Wanek has been doing a true patriot at work informing the masses.

Have any of you done this in school? If so i would like some tips

The Video below is the one by Robert Wanek that motivated to go out and start speaking out


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"Teaching Liberty To Kids" (Tom Woods Podcast)

See podcast with Connor Boyack:

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

nice dude

hey good for you. i'd say cater to your audience. if you have a lot of potheads in your class, find a way to talk about nullification - Tom Woods did a podcast about it - how the gov't can't stop it, so instead they embrace it. something to grab their attention and get them thinking and that is relevant today and to them. most people won't pay attention at that age if they don't see it mattering in their lives now (and probably thru their 20's too (at least)) or talk about the draft and how it was done away with in favor of a volunteer military (so our public has less concern about war because hey they wanted to go). Some will likely be considering military post graduation or have friends/family considering. I would stay away from the federal reserve because I would think most would tune that out at that age. And depending on your teacher, you might get few chances to make comments - so read ahead and plan out what you want to say. People who are interested will want to know more later - and then be ready to engage them and/or point them to places like the Daily Paul. once at that point, ask them questions to get them talking, and help them convince themselves that something isn't right with our situation. Lead them to the water and many will drink. but be careful not to talk over them - some stuff can take a while to grasp, probably even more so for younger folks. depending on your creativity skills, posters could be great or a dud - you don't want people thinking you're weird, as many do when one brings up Liberty movement subjects, unfortunately - because of all the brainwashing. now if you're in a debate team or starting some other club, and can do a clever poster to draw people to that - then it won't look out of place. if you get the chance to do a class presentation, run your ideas by us here. I did that once when I posted a long argument rebuttal on facebook, and people here proofread it and gave suggestions (very helpful). best of luck!


Here is a site that would definitely help you out.


Tons of information,hope this helps!!!!

The comment below me said it right

Be Humble.

Something I struggle with myself, when I am comfortable to talk about things I know about, I can have a very commanding presence, and I speak as if it comes from authority. It is hard for me to recognize when I am informing, and when I am insulting someones intelligence.

I would say, don't make people feel stupid, and don't press them on things they don't wish to hear about, but that doesn't mean they can't overhear you talking to others about it, a lot. :)

I try a lot harder now. Now that I actually stand for something worthwhile, I want to do it right.

TMOT said something to me back during the campaign. He said, "Submission Anthony" and it's all he needed to say. I try and remember those words often when I engage in intelligent debate. Our job is to inform, not put down.

Be humble, and don't harp on

Be humble, and don't harp on it.

What is your degree path?

What is your degree path? What are you gonna be when u grow up?

As an Air Force vet that bombed Iraq because I was propagandized to believe it had something to do with 9/11, you could mention how it did not. I personally saw ordinance that people wrote messages on saying that it was for 9/11 payback, when Iraq had nothing to do with it.

Of course if you mention Iraq, most people will just blame it on George Bush, when there is actually a 2 party paradigm like we have.

That's when you say you think Obama should return his Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded before he decided that dead little kids were acceptable as collateral damage during drone strikes.

Ask your history professor, humbly, how 2 planes took down 3 buildings. Most people do not even know a 3rd building came down.

Talk about building 7, The

Talk about building 7, The plane with no wings or engines that hit the pentagon, and the money trail.

Good for you man

I'm in college, but I had a similar chance to give a presentation on the Patriot Act. My only advice is that if you are going to say controversial things make sure you understand all of the arguments that could be used against you. If you are prepared for what others are ready to say to discredit you, than you will look prepared and win the debate. Stick to what you know are indisputable facts. And don't overstate tragedies or use rhetorical hyperbole this will also discredit you. The key is to stick to the facts so that when the people in your class look up what you were talking about later, they know that you weren't just making shit up. So that's my advice: Don't be afraid, and speak truth to power! Good luck man!

If you start with 9/11 90% of

If you start with 9/11 90% of the indoctrinated masses will shut off and never listen to anything you say again.

I would start by showing concrete ways that the government (EMPHASIZE BOTH PARTIES), and possibly your own school, are violating the bill of rights, amendment by amendment.

Learn about the founding fathers and how and why they were so rebellious.

I would also buy about 2 dozen used copies of The Revolution by Ron Paul. Give them to people you think will actually read them.

I have done these very things and have found them to be very effective.

America from Freedom to Fascism

is a great start.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6ayb02bwp0

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Go to a discount store

Buy some plain white or whatever color, t-shirts in a few sizes.
Are you an artist? Fabric paint...Paint your message
Do you have a few bucks to go to walmart and buy the machine that will allow you to make iron on's? Get a free program on line, design your message. Give a couple of good friends some shirts, and each of you wear them on the same day. Sell the shirts for like 10.00, maybe 15.00 to cover shipping/handling.

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

My Fiance gave a speech about

My Fiance gave a speech about the FED in her speech class and started by ripping a $20 bill in half and telling the class it was actually worthless. Even the professor said it opened his eyes to the subject. The FED is a great place to start because of its mysterious start and it impacts every one of us.

You can take a torn bill back to the bank and they will replace it btw.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.


Burn some FRNs

Freedom Ninja beat me to it!

Hand out flyers to your friends before school, during lunch, and after school. You could also post them near school flyers. My high school always put stuff up by bathroom sinks, and it can really grab someone's attention if the flyers stand out well enough.

Of course, if you want to be REALLY bold, scatter them (discretely)on school lockers and in the courtyards if you have any. Best of luck!


Put flyers on cars. Start a YAL HS Chapter.

Damn ...

... another stupid old thread bump.



Start an after-school club?

Get a sympathetic teacher as a sponsor for a weekly, or even monthly after-school discussion group on *real* or even controversial history and how it affects current events.

Could tie in well with good educational development of debate skills, too.

If your school does anything with respect to independent study for credit, that could tie in nicely, too, perhaps.

All the best!

What would the Founders do?


Thx for the tip

In my experiences, the Fed is always the eye opener

War is up next, and then everything else just falls into place, as they're all intertwined.
Everybody uses FRNs and feels cheated by it to some extent, especially with the economy the way it is, so it's a very broad reaching topic. Mostly everybody knows war is bad, so you can then show them how the FED allows careless and endless war. It might even be effective to define things for them that they've heard about but haven't been completely exposed to, like the FED, the bailout, QE, Austrian vs Keynesian economics...

If I were you I'd make flyers

First, BIG BUMP for being 17 and wanting to be a part of change!

Unless your teacher is open minded, I wouldn't really try to push against the system when you're in it. Not directly anyway. You don't want to immediately get singled out as a "resister" and trouble-maker. I would make a flyer for every topic you want to spread the word about. Keep it to one topic per flyer or groupings of topics of a similar theme. Find a way to distribute them throughout the school, let's say one topic every Friday so that kids go home and look this stuff up over the weekend. Provide search terms and websites for people to check out. Consider not letting anyone know it's you doing it. Save that for a graduation speech! ;)

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Make your points, but then

Make your points, but then listen to your political adversaries and grow from their responses.

deacon's picture

i came to the dp to find out about histroy

because i haven't figured out to use google?

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

jrd3820's picture

You and I both know

google brings up all sorts of crazy propaganda, especially when it comes to history.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

deacon's picture

and this place is better how?

how did you find this site?
i don't trust you

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

jrd3820's picture

I doubt it is better

but it is at least another angle on history. Might as well get as many points of view as possible, no?

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

deacon's picture

uh huh

how are you going to get a different angle here?
does this site offer a different point of of view?
how so?

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

jrd3820's picture

This thread

Offered him information on Tom Woods, the petro dollar, and dates of what I am considering are important events in the Middle East. So, now he can combine that with other research he has done for this assignment. I definitely would not recommend only getting information here, but it does not hurt to ask either.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

deacon's picture

Musta been this one?

Yeah,it was a bad day,I took it out on you and others.
Glad we got beyond this point and have grown to like each other
you are a great person,and have time to get even better
I suffer from tunnel vision when talking to others,one at a time,one at a time,I don't multitask well :)
When I found out I was wrong,I apologized,as I was being an A-hole
I have to thank you for having a memory like a computer,mine operates like a messy file cabinet :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence