Synergy and Cohesion in the Liberty Movement

Syn-er-gy. n. 1Senator Rand Paul speaks at a Teap Party Patriots rally.. The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects. 2. Cooperative interaction among groups, especially among the acquired subsidiaries or merged parts of a corporation, that creates an enhanced combined effect (courtesy of

First of all I must congratulate all the YAL chapters who have actively established and maintained a presence on their campuses and nearby towns.  The many protests and creative demonstrations against violations of privacy and dignity by the TSA have made the papers in many cities.  YAL members have shown that they have what it takes to raise awareness to the issues.

However, I am concerned with a perceived lack of unity among different factions within the greater liberty movement.  This isn’t a good thing for our cause — divided we fall.  That’s why I urge all liberty activists to reach out to neighboring liberty organizations (you all surf on Facebook, you know who they are!).  Organize with them.  Educate voters on the issues.  Team up with them to get people registered to vote.  Combine your numbers so that you can go door-to-door and cover a greater areas. 

Just like having more laborers in the market creates more goods and more wealth, having more liberty activists working together creates more projects and more people reached and voters won.  Multiplying your output means multiplying the chances of our victory.

For those of you who are already working with neighboring organizations, setting aside minor differences for the sake of spreading the message of liberty, I commend you.  Keep up the good work!  We have a lot more ahead of us, but we have the privilege of being the forces on the ground leading the charge of this revolution.

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