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9 Jun

June 9

The late John Hospers, first Libertarian Party presidential candidate, birth date (June 9, 1918).

June 9
Dover, Delaware

Jury Rights Outreach
8:30 am

Hand out jury rights information to prospective jurors!

We attempt to inform juries of their right to vote with their conscience to nullify bad laws.

We will meet outside the Strafford County Superior Courthouse in Dover at 8:30am, in time to hand out jury rights information to incoming jurors.

June 9
Dallas, TX

Libertarian Happy Hour

  • 7:00 PM
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    Sambuca – Uptown

    2120 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX (map)
  • Our regular general meeting — 2nd Tuesday of every month. Everyone invited!
    We have a private area set aside. No fee, but we strongly encourage you to eat dinner here to support Sambuca!
    Come have dinner, talk about politics, give the LPDC feedback and suggestions, and just have a blast with fellow Libertarians! 🙂 See you there!

June 9
Liberty on the Rocks

6:00 PM
The Café at 2011
2011 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

June 9
New York City

The New York Libertarian Party Meetup Group
7:00 PM
Big Daddy’s
239 Park Ave S
New York, NY

June 9
Baltimore area, Maryland

Rand Paul fundraiser
6:00 pm
(listed in libertarian calendar for informational purposes only)

Dinner with Presidential Candidate Senator Rand Paul

Tuesday June 9, 2015

VIP Reception – 6:00 – 7:00
Dinner at 7:00.


June 11
Washington DC

Cato Institute

Property Rights on the 10th Anniversary of Kelo v. City of New London



Hayek Auditorium
Featuring Ilya Somin, Author, The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain, and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; Scott Bullock, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice and Plaintiffs’ Counsel, Kelo v. City of New LondonWesley W. Horton, Partner, Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C. and Defendants’ Counsel, Kelo v. City of New LondonDana Berliner, Director of Litigation, Institute for Justice; Jeremy Hopkins, Waldo & Lyle, P.C.; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute.

In 2005 the Supreme Court ruled that the city of New London, Connecticut, could condemn residential properties and transfer them to a private developer for a planned office park (which never materialized). Although the Fifth Amendment permits taking private property only for “public use,” the Court held that transfers to private parties for economic development were a sufficiently public “purpose.” This unpopular ruling triggered an unprecedented political and judicial reaction, with 45 states limiting their eminent domain law. But many of these changes impose few or no genuine constraints.

In his detailed study of this controversial case — the first book-length analysis of Kelo by a legal scholar — Ilya Somin argues that the ruling was a grave error. Economic development and “blight” condemnations are unconstitutional under both originalist and “living Constitution” theories of legal interpretation. They also victimize the poor and the politically weak, and often destroy more economic value than they create.
Despite the case’s outcome, Kelo shattered what many believed to be a consensus that virtually any condemnation satisfies the Fifth Amendment. Kelo thus led to significant progress, but there is much work to be done. Please join us for a discussion of the state of property rights in America 10 years after the Supreme Court’s most notorious ruling on eminent domain.
9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks (Recorded)

Richard Epstein
Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, NYU Law School and Author, Takings (1985)

Keynote Address:

Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
Founder and Chairman, Congressional Private Property Rights Caucus
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Panel 1: The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain
(University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Moderator: Ilya Shapiro
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Ilya Somin
Author, The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain, and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Scott Bullock
Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice and Plaintiffs’ Counsel, Kelo v. City of New London

Wesley W. Horton
Partner, Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C. and Defendants’ Counsel, Kelo v. City of New London
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Panel 2: The Grassroots and Political Response to Kelo

Moderator: Roger Pilon
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute

Dana Berliner
Director of Litigation, Institute for Justice

Jeremy Hopkins
Partner, Waldo & Lyle, P.C.

Hilary O. Shelton
Senior Vice President for Policy & Advocacy, NAACP
12:30 Lunch
If you can’t make it to the Cato Institute, watch this event live online at and join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #Kelo10Years. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.

Attend in Person

To register to attend this event, click the button below and then submit the form on the page that opens, or email, fax (202) 371-0841, or call (202) 789-5229 by 9:00AM on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.
Luncheon to follow

June 13
Birmingham, AL

Linn-Henley Research Library BirminghamAL35203

June 13
Washington, DC

Libertarians at Pride Parade

Soho Tea and Coffee corner
22nd and P Streets NW

Wear any libertarian button, hat, tee shirt, or poster (Rand, Ron, Gary, LP, voluntaryist, ancap, we don’t care) and meet as a visible block.

June 14
Washington, D.C..

Libertarian booth at Capitol Pride
7th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
11:30 am to 5:30 pm

Volunteers needed

June 18
Arlington, VA

Libertarians at NoVa Pride

  • 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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    Freddie’s Beach Bar

    555 S. 23rd St, Arlington, VA (map)
  • Join LPNOVA and celebrate Pride with your fellow Libertarians and karaoke! LPNOVA will be holding LPNOVA Pride 2015 at Freddie’s Beach Bar on Thursday, June 18th at 7pm. Please come out and feel free to bring guests!

June 18 – 21
Nashua, NH

Atlas Summit 2015

Get tickets to The Atlas Summit today!

We will hold our annual conference of open Objectivism, the Atlas Summit, June 18-21, 2015, in the elegant and convenient Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire (or call 603-886-1200).

The Crowne Plaza will host all the events and meals and offers free parking and a free shuttle from Manchester, New Hampshire aiport (MHT).

Registration is now open. Early bird discounts are available through May 17 for most registrants and June 1 for commuters. Register early and save!

Don’t miss the conviviality, the ideas, the passion, and the inspiration of the Atlas Summit!

* * * * * 
See videos of previous Summits:


Information for students (scholarships available!):

June 20
Oxford, MS

Oxford Convention Center

102 Ed Perry Boulevard

OxfordMS 38655

June 20-21
Austin TX

Voice and Exit

Libertarian calendar for August

20 Aug
August 21
Mannassas Park, VA

Virginia Libertarian meet and greet
for Congressional and Senatorial candidates
Clark’s Sports Emporium
6:00 pm

  • 9103 Andrew Dr, Manassas Park, Virginia 20111
Come out and enjoy a pint or two with Liberty minded friends! If you didn’t make it out last time then you missed a great time. No worries though because we will be doing it up even bigger this time!

If any of you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting our Virginia candidates for Liberty then come on out! Robert Sarvis, for 2014 Senate, Bill Redpath, 10th District Congressional and Marc Harrold, 11th District Congressional will be our special guests of the evening.

August 21
Nashville, TN

Liberty on the Rocks with Tatiana Moroz

Tatiana Moroz is a singer-songwriter, activist, and the creator, the first ever artist crypto currency. She is the new sales director at Bitcoin Magazine and the founder and the

RSVP now!

August 22-25
Delton, MI

Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest
(Libertopia East/PorcFest West)

Announcing the 2nd Annual Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest hosted byThe Michigan Peace and Liberty Coalition!

Join us for a long, laid back weekend of peace, liberty, and connection at this family friendly camping event this summer!

The celebration of freedom, connection on values, and camaraderie of minds experienced by those who attended the first ever Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest was so incredible and life enriching that it’s happening again this August, Friday the 22nd at 10am through Monday the 25th at noon! It’s the second annual celebration of freedom to be held in the Midwest area hosted by The Michigan Peace & Liberty Coalition. This summertime gathering will be an excellent opportunity to connect with other likeminded individuals from around the Midwest and beyond in a laid-back outdoor setting.

This year’s fest will take place at Circle Pines Center in Delton, Michigan. It is a member-based education and recreation center whose mission is to teach peace, social justice, environmental stewardship and cooperation. We will have plenty of room on acres of land with rolling hills, hardwood and pine forests, meadows and a sandy beach on spring-fed Stewart Lake. There are miles of trails for hiking, diverse wildlife and an organic garden and orchard provide fresh produce.

You can expect diverse and life-enriching experiences at this year’s fest. We know how valuable free time sharing meals, conversation, and connection with a like-minded community is, and with that in mind, we’ve made sure to maintain the laid back and flexible nature of last year’s festival. We are also aware that there is value in highlighting the innovative and intelligent minds the liberty community has to offer from across the midwest. At the Spontaneous Order Tent, expect a line-up of midwest sourced liberty enthusiasts offering talks, interactive discussions, demonstrations, and dialogues on the most pertinent issues relevant to your freedom! There will also be opportunities for you to take the floor if you so choose. We will announce a schedule for the Spontaneous Order Tent in the near future.

Truly free market exchanges will inevitably be happening throughout the weekend, especially at the Agora. We highly encourage guests to bring their offerings to contribute to the building of a bustling and robust market for everyone to enjoy. Food, handmade goods, apparel, currency exchange, and a variety of other services will be available.

Oh! And we can’t forget to mention Lou’s almost-famous breakfast hash and chicken wings. 🙂

If true freedom is important to you, and you’d like to contribute to the success of this event, please contact us. We will have volunteer opportunities as the fest draws nearer.

Guarantee your space and REGISTER today, then tell your friends!


Adult admission and accommodations* for the entire event is $45 or the equivalent in bitcoin or silver minus a 20% alternative currency discount ($36 USD).

Admission and accommodations* for children (ages 4-17) is $20 or the equivalent in bitcoin or silver minus a 20% alternative currency discount ($16).

Kids under 4 are free.

BREEDER’S BONUS: Pay for two little liberty lovers (ages 4-17), and all subsequent children are half price ($8)! All kinds of families are welcome and eligible.

Don’t want to stay the entire weekend? Get a day pass!

Day passes for adults are $20 or the equivalent in bitcoin or silver minus a 20% alternative currency discount. ($16).

Day passes for children ages (4-17) is $10 FRN or the equivalent in bitcoin or silver minus a 20% alternative currency discount ($8).

Payment in alternative currency is highly encouraged! If you would like help making your payment in bitcoin or silver, we’d love to help! If you have trouble with the registration form (click photo above), please contact us at and one of our experienced alternative currency volunteers will help you with the entire process from start to finish! It’s painless, subversive, and you’ll be saving your hard earned money with the 20% alternative currency discount! See you there!

*Accommodations = camp site for tent.

August 26
Stevenage, United Kingdom

Libertarian Alliance

We meet on the third Tuesday of the month 
at 7pm at the Shephall Community Centre,
 Shephall Green, off Hydean Way, 
off Valley Way, Stevenage, SG2 9XR.
On Tuesday, 26 August, Bob Layson will talk on ‘Libertarian Language: Since Libertarians see the world differently should they have a special vocabulary to fit their distinct analysis?’
August 27
Washington DC

Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers


Featuring Tim Donner, Founder and President, One Generation Away; Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Christopher Donesa, Former Chief Counsel, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and Claire McCaffery Griffin, Principal, CGC, LLC. Moderated by Dean Reuter, Vice President and Director, Practice Groups, Federalist Society.

The Federalist Papers, which explain America’s founding principles and the practical means for securing them, were instrumental in winning the hard-fought battle to ratify the Constitution. Yet today, high school students often find it difficult to read them, if they are even encouraged to do so. To address that problem, and to help America’s future leaders to better understand the principles embedded in the Constitution, One Generation Away has published a book of essays by leading constitutional scholars that explains the central themes of the Federalist Papers in a language that upper-level high school students of today will more easily comprehend. Please join us for a discussion of this book by two of its authors, followed by a discussion of how it may be used in the classroom.

REGISTER  or Watch online Aug 27

August 28
Washington DC

Cato Institute

Public Opinion and War


Featuring Adam Berinsky, Professor of Political Science, MIT; John Mueller, Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute;Jason Reifler, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter; and Trevor Thrall, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University. Moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

When and why does the American public support war? Washington politicians and pundits often puzzle over these questions as they try to win support for their policies, but there is a large body of academic research on public opinion and war. Do events, such as casualties or the prospect of victory, affect support more, or do partisan identities or other attachments play a larger role? What sorts of arguments should hawks and doves make if they hope to win support for their views? Please join four leading political scientists as they examine the causes of public support for war.

REGISTER  or Watch online Aug 28

August 28
Fairfax, VA

  • Time:
    2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Location:
    George Mason University, Fairfax Campus; Johnson Center Cinema
The F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the Mercatus Center invites you to a panel discussion featuring Peter Leeson and his new book, Anarchy Unbound: Why Self-Governance Works Better Than You Think.
In this book, Professor Leeson uses rational choice theory to explore the benefits of self-governance. Relying on experience from the past and present, this book provides evidence of anarchy “working” where it is least expected to do so and explains how this is possible. Provocatively, Leeson argues that in some cases anarchy may even outperform government as a system of social organization, and demonstrates where this may occur. Anarchy Unbound challenges the conventional self-governance wisdom. It showcases the incredible ingenuity of private individuals to secure social cooperation without government and how their surprising means of doing so can be superior to reliance on the state.
We will be pleased to hear from the author, Peter Leeson, as well as chair, Peter Boettke, and commenters, Barak Richman and John Hasnas.
For any further questions, please contact Kate Rinaldi at or (703) 993-8129.
Peter Leeson is BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and the Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the F.A. Hayek Program for the Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center. 
Peter Boettke is University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University, the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, and the Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU.
Barak Richman is the Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor Law and Professor of Business Administration at Duke University. Professor Richman’s primary research interests include the economics of contracting, new institutional economics, antitrust, and healthcare policy. His book Stateless Commerceis set to be published by Harvard University Press in 2015.
John Hasnas is an associate professor of business at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and a visiting associate professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches courses in ethics and law. Professor Hasnas is also the director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics. His book Trapped: When Acting Ethically Is Against the Law is available from the Cato Institute.

Grieving over loss of Chavez, leftovers begin fantasizing about killing tea party activists

6 Mar
From Al Bore’s internets

I know what you mean, Whatnow. Based on my experience with this group, I probably wouldn’t administer CPR to a republican or a teabagger who was drowning or a having a heart attack; and I won’t stop to assist a motorist who has a republican or a teabagger bumper sticker EVEN IF their car is broken along US 385 in west Texas, EVEN IF it is 115 degrees, EVEN IF it’s the beginning of August. 

“Let the dead bury the dead” – and as far as I’m concerned, giving aid and comfort to a republican or a teabagger is tantamount to TREASON.

Sent from my iPhone

{  . .  }

On Mar 6, 2013, at 9:09 AM, “whatnow” <> wrote:

I don’t know. I hate Republicans a lot. Just the thought of them makes my skin crawl much like the sight of a cockroach.
From: [mailto:ttssuf@yahoogroups.comOn Behalf OfGordon Guy
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 1:51 AM

Subject: [ttssuf] Re: Chavez is mourned by….

Nobody knows hate like a republican

Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:43 AM

Subject: Re: Chavez is mourned by….

Hate Hugo Chavez? You’re brainwashed by the CIA. You have no intellect and you’ll always be controlled by somebody else.
90 per cent of the people in the world are like you, stupid. That’s why they can so easily be sent to murder innocent people and enjoy it.
In a message dated 3/5/2013 9:10:36 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes:
I know that it’s a sad day in Liberalville with Hugo Chavez dying of cancer. His punks are even blaming it on Bush ! HAHAHA!!   But Venezuelans living here in the States are dancing in the streets !   I guess C astro’s socialized heaalthcare didn’t work so well? 
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