# 1) The facts are friendly to freedom.
When we detect and correct Big Government Bias, the facts win people over to small government. The facts show:
Big Government Programs do more harm than good.
Big Government Programs cost way too much.
When someone claims there's a problem that government must solve, sometimes there's no problem at all - or it's a different problem than what is claimed.
When there is a real social or economic problem, Big Government is no solution. It will make things worse.
The more we expose what's really going on in today's Big Government, the more small government sells itself . That's 80% of game.
# 2) Familiarizing yourself with Big Government Bias techniques vaccinates you against their influence.
Every time a Big Government advocate tries to bias the evidence and arguments about Big Government costs and consequences -- your antenna goes up. You immediately see through it.
When someone demands that you "pay no attention to that man behind the curtain", you're able to recognize that it's a fear tactic - and that they're unable to make a case for Big Government on its merits.
# 3) Detecting and removing Big Government Bias from your thinking and speaking clears the way for conversations that advance small government.
When you're under the sway of Big Government Bias techniques, you're more prone to believing a false benefit of Big Government. You may get bullied into parroting misinformation - and justifying Big Government, even when that's not your intention. Your small government voice is silenced.
But when you learn to detect Big Government Bias , you're in control. You can then seize the opportunity to redirect the conversation to one that advances small government.
For example, when someone bemoans the large number of "uninsured" (i.e., people who don't have a paid or subsidized health insurance policy) - you're able to see that more insurance is the wrong goal. Effective health services aim to make people healthier - not enrich insurance companies! You realize that Big Government advocates are using insurance as a smokescreen for their bid to completely socialize American medicine.
This enables you to turn the conversation on its head - and advocate for fewer insured. You propose to remove a raft of federal and state Big Government Medicine programs so the cost of health care plummets - and fewer people need insurance. You show how more people will be healthier for much less money, less red tape, and less inconvenience than we suffer from today's government interventions. You propose to repeal health insurance regulations that drive up the cost so that those who still need insurance can get it at a lower cost.
# 4) When you're able to detect Big Government bias and redirect conversations to advance small government, it builds your confidence.
This causes your listeners to have more confidence in you. Small government becomes a natural and comfortable topic of everyday conversations with friends, family, and co-workers.
# 5) Awareness of Big Government Bias exposes the untrustworthiness of Big Government institutions.
It reveals how the media, government, public schools, state-subsidized universities and other institutions are not honest when it comes to government policy, that they have a Big Government agenda, and that they cannot be trusted to tell the whole truth.
# 6) The more people who can detect Big Government Bias, the more who will vote against Big Government - and vote for small government.
As people lose confidence in Big Government and come to understand the damage that it does, more will vote against it.
But detecting Big Government Bias is also important for voters who already want small government - and who sometimes inadvertently vote Big Government. They get bamboozled by politicians, the media, "fiscal conservatives" and others who distort the facts. Detecting bias prevents them from voting Big Government - against their own wishes.
For example, Republican Governor Mitt Romney loves to talk about how he "cut $2 billion" from the Massachusetts state budget. The media repeats this myth ad nauseum. Yet state spending is $3 billion a year higher under Romney.
If you want small government, you must be able to detect and correct Big Government Bias. This will let you know who's making Big Government bigger - and who's advancing small government.