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Libertarian calendar for August 2015

26 Aug

August 26
Washington, D.C.

Liberty on the Rocks
5:30 pm

  • RFD

    810 7th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
What does August mean in DC? August recess, the end of summer, and back to school time! Join Liberty on the Rocks as we savor the last days of August recess and summer, the last days in town before we head out for Labor Day, and the last days in town for our summer interns. The stale heat of DC will soon turn into a brisk fall breeze. Come enjoy one last drink before we say good-bye to summer and regale over all the memories we made this summer!

Happy hour specials, and we’ll have the front area near the entrance!

August 27
Rumney, New Hampshire

A call to rally A political gathering of a culture of people Its our political rights and freedom we want . I be their at to help organize our people for our freedom and political rights . Look for our banner “ A CALL TO RALLY REPORT IN HERE” As one of the volunteers and one of the political workers for our people we be looking for people to join us in getting our freedom and political rights and to find ways to get laws for the people by our people to help us not against us . Join us and help spark up the flame for liberty and freedom for our people. Four Days of camping, 40 bands and a political party. Be a part of our getting freedom for the people.


August 1-30

Libertarian registration drive

As more and more polls are indicating that voters no longer identify with the two major parties – it’s a great time to get out and tell more people about the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF)!

To encourage participation and help the Libertarian Party of Florida register more new LPF voters, the Membership Committee is hosting the LPF 2015 Voter Registration Drive with cash incentives plus media and graphic design support. Our goal is to raise LPF voter registrations by 30 percent per year before November 30!

Please join this event to receive updates, as it will be used as “Registration Drive Central” – a place where everyone can share graphics, tips and information that will be helpful to all in this registration drive.

INCENTIVES!: The Membership Committee is offering two $250 prizes. Affiliate participation is optional. The prizes will be awarded to the affiliate with the largest percentage increase in LPF Florida registrations from June 30 through November 30, 2015. If there is no established affiliate in the winning county, the money will be held until affiliation. There will be two divisions — one Large County division and one Small County division. Large Counties will be those with over the average population; Small Counties will be those with below average population.

Thanks for all your hard work and dedication! It’s a great time to be Libertarian. Tell a friend, or two, or twenty! 😉

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August 25
West Babylon, NY

Suffolk County Libertarian Party
7:00 PM
1025 W Montauk Hwy
West Babylon, NY 11704

August 29

John Locke’s birthday. 

Born in 1632, confirmed bachelor John Locke was a scholar and tutor supported by wealthy patrons, and the father of classical liberalism.  The Foundation named after him today provides the following:

That the John Locke Foundation is named after the 17th century English political philosopher is no mere coincidence; the man was an intellectual titan, one whose thoughts and ideas can be found throughout our country’s earliest political documents, including and especially the Declaration of Independence.
Still, there seems to be some confusion today as to who John Locke is. More than once, someone has called our office and asked to speak to “Mr. Locke” as if he had named the organization after himself.
In an effort to mitigate some of this confusion, we’ve prepared this collection of annotated sources — both original works of Locke and later books and papers — as a resource. We hope it proves just as useful to high school and college students writing papers for school as to the independent scholar who wishes to learn more about this brilliant and influential man.
Below are links to sections of this page on resources for students and curious adults:

Libertarian calendar for July

28 Jul
July 28
Arlington, VA

Libertarian Karyoake
9:00 pm

Are you coming to the DC-area for #YALCon15? Join us at #LibertyKaraokeon Tuesday night to kick off the celebration.

Note: This event is not affiliated with Young Americans for Liberty or #YALCon15.

July 28
Washington, DC

Millennials in politics
6:30 pm

Come discuss what Millennials say about the state of America, race, gay marriage, fear, the future and more.

Hosted by Rare Politics Editor Jack Hunter, the event will take place in front of a LIVE audience with a Q&A session.

Confirmed panelists are:
Olivia Nuzzi – The Daily Beast
Julie Borowski – libertarian personality
Benny Johnson –
Orlando Watson – Republican National Committee

There will be an open bar of craft beer and wine.

July 28
New York, NY

The New York Libertarian Party 
7:00 PM
Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel
687 Lexington Ave
New York, NY

July 28
Los Angeles, CA

“Deep Web” screening

***There is limited seating for this event. To reserve your space, you must RSVP to Mary Toledo at or 310-391-2245 by Monday, July 27.***

Please join Reason for a screening of the Epix documentary DEEP WEB, which tells the inside story of the arrest of Ross Ulbricht, the 31-year-old entrepreneur who was convicted in May of being the mastermind and operator the online black market known as Silk Road. Documentary filmmaker Alex Winter, who wrote, directed, and produced DEEP WEB, will participate in a Q&A session immediately following the screening.

When: Tuesday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (movie will begin @ 7:40; Q&A will begin @ 9:15)

Where: Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Mary Toledo at or 310-391-2245 by Monday, July 27.

July 28
Washington, DC

America’s Future Foundation Happy Hour

  • Madhatter

    1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036

If you’re an AFF member, then this is an evening just for you. Just come ready to network – we’ll provide the venue and the drinks.

Our Mid-Summer Soiree will feature invited guests, who are established professionals from a variety of DC career paths.. With a light element of competition to keep things interesting, you could walk away with some great new contacts and prizes. If you’re not yet a member, then now is a perfect time to join!


July 31 – Saturday, August 1

Illinois Libertarian Party convention

July 31
Bastiat Prize Contest Deadline

Enter to Win the Bastiat Prize for Journalism and Reason Video Prize

Reason Foundation will award$32,000 in prizes to the writers and filmmakers who best convey the importance of freedom and free markets
Reason Foundation is accepting entries for the 2015 Bastiat Prize for Journalism and the 2015 Reason Video Prize.

The submission deadline for both prizes is July 31, 2015. Winners will be honored at the 2015 Reason Media Awards dinner on November 10, 2015 in New York City.

Bastiat Prize for Journalism

Journalists, bloggers and other writers are invited to enter their work for the Bastiat Prize, which is awarded to writers who deliver simple, eloquent and witty explanations of complex economic ideas that demonstrate the importance of individual liberty and free markets.

The Bastiat Prize winner will receive $10,000, second-place will earn $5,000 and third-place will collect $1,000.

Entries must have been published in print or online between June 30, 2014 and July 31, 2015, and must be submitted using the online entry form. More information and complete rules are available here
Recent winners of the Bastiat Prize for Journalism include Robert Graboyes (2014, Mercatus Center), Ross Clark (2013, The Times and The Spectator), Anne Jolis (2012, Wall Street Journal Europe), Tom Easton (2011 co-winner, The Economist), and Virginia Postrel (2011 co-winner, Bloomberg News). 

Reason Video Prize

The Reason Video Prize honors short-form, online video, film, and moving pictures that explore, investigate, or enrich libertarian beliefs in individual rights, limited government, and human possibilities.

$16,000 in total prize money will be divided between first ($10,000), second ($5,000) and third ($1,000) prize winners.

Entries must have been published online between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 and must be submitted using the online entry form. More information and complete rules are available here.

Past Reason Video Prize winners include Donald Boudreaux and Roman Hargrave (2014, Marginal Revolution University) and Drew Tidwell (2013, Competitive Enterprise Institute).

For more information about the Reason Media Awards, please visit:

Reason Foundation

Reason Foundation is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to advancing free minds and free markets. Reason Foundation produces respected public policy research on a variety of issues and publishes the award-winning Reason magazine and its website For more information please visit

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Nefarious Koch brothers feed Poor

14 Oct
October 15

810 7th Street NW
Washington DC
6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Charles Koch Institute and Liberty on the Rocks DC are working with the Salvation Army to collect canned goods for the local DC offices this Halloween season. Join two of your favorite organizations for a great cause and have a good time with friends in the back room at RFD in Washington, DC! Anyone who brings at least one canned good will receive a free drink ticket!*

The liberty-lover who brings the most canned goods will receive an extra drink ticket and a Halloween surprise!

The drink ticket will be good for:
-$3 Miller Light Draft
-$4 Rail
-$5 House Wine

*Please note, you are more than welcome to bring multiple canned goods, but you can only receive one drink ticket for the evening.

Libertarian calendar for September (continuously updated)

27 Sep
Jacksonville, FL
September 27

“Warning: Governmentally-Mandated Safety Measures May Be Hazardous to Your Health”

5:00pm – 7:00pm

University of North Florida Student Union Room 3805

1 UNF Drive

JacksonvilleFL 32224

Dr. James Lark will be address the Young Americans for Liberty at the University of North Florida.
Event is free for all.
For other Libertarian Party fare go here.
Washington, DC
September 27

Libertarian comedy – Hunter Patterson at the Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Avenue NW

  • Friday September 27th
    Wednesday October 2nd and Friday October 11th.  So come to all of them. I’ll have fresh material for every night, so you won’t be seeing the same thing twice.


  • Ft Worth, TX
  • September 28
Libertarian Party of Texas conference

LPT Regional Leadership Conference – DFW

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

LPT Regional Leadership Conference - DFW

Ticket Information

Conference Registration

Your ticket includes conference registration, materials, lunch, and LP Texas membership! Register without using Eventbrite by emailing
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Show your Support with an Extra Donation! 17h 50m Enter amount ($) 

Who’s Going


Omaha, Nebraska
September 28

Midwest Liberty Festival

September 29
Venice Beach, CA

An anti-war/pro-peace protest party will be taking place at Venice Beach on the evening of Sunday September 29th after 4PM! Small victories are important. Let’s celebrate the temporary stay of execution of US military intervention in Syria while fighting for America to close the other 600+ military bases stationed around the world. Please join us on the grassy knoll at Dudley Avenue and Venice Boardwalk (Ocean Front Walk) for a rockin’ #protestparty!!

Arlington VA
September 30

7:00 pm
Libertarian Candidates forum
Hard Times Cafe
3028 Wilson Boulevard

Fellow Libertarians, I am pleased to announce that LPNOVA will be hosting a Libertarian Candidate Forum. Northern Virginia will have several Libertarians on the ballot this November, and this candidate forum will provide you the opportunity to meet your candidate, hear what issues are at the heart of their respective campaigns, and ask the candidates questions about what is most important to you this election season. This will also be a wonderful opportunity to volunteer your time and efforts in a local Libertarian campaign. Bring your friends, meet your candidate, and support your fellow Libertarians who are taking action for smaller government and more personal freedom. See you there!

Update – Libertarian Party Political Director Carla Howell will be moderating this event!


Libertarian calendar for the rest of July

19 Jul

Washington, D.C.

The Korean War, Sixty Years On: Whither the U.S.-South Korean Alliance and Relations with North Korea

Policy Forum

July 19, 2013 12:00PM

Hayek Auditorium
Featuring H. E. Ahn Ho-Young, South Korean Ambassador to the United States; Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; and Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Author of Tripwire: Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World; moderated byChristopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
The Korean War ended six decades ago, but so far hopes for reform and liberalization in North Korea have been frustrated. On the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice, South Korea’s ambassador to the U.S. will address the future of the U.S.-South Korean alliance, which also turns 60 this year. Two Korea experts will follow with commentary on relations between Washington and Seoul, as well as appropriate policy towards Pyongyang. Should America pursue more intense involvement or turn the North Korean “problem” over to its neighbors, including China?
If you can’t make it to the Cato Institute, watch this event live online at and follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.

Attend in Person

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you are interested in registering for this event, please email
Luncheon Included
Washington, D.C.
 NORML Happy Hour
6:00 pm
Town Tavern
2323 18th Street NW

(Abnormal people welcome)

It’s that time again, we are hosting another NORML night at the Town Tavern in Adams Morgan (DC) on Friday, July 19th!

With a $5 donation to NORML at the door, you will receive mixed rail and domestic bottle drinks specials for $3 from 6-9 pm. We will have trivia and raffle drawings with chances to win special NORML merchandise!

You will also get the opportunity to meet the nation’s leading marijuana law reform activists, including NORML’s Executive Director, Allen St. Pierre, Founder Keith Stroup, NORML Women’s Alliance Founder, Sabrina Fendrick, Communications Director Erik Altieri, and Membership Coordinator Jil Staszewski.This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people in the area so please share this event with other activists who might like to join!

***NOTE: We encourage our guests to please be responsible and sensible, and to utilize public transportation. If a cab is needed, you may contact the Yellow Cab Company of DC: (202) 546-7900. Additional contact information will be provided at the event.***


Washington, D.C.


Rise of the Warrior State with Radley Balko
    • 6:30pm until 8:30pm

  • Join the DC-area staff of Reason and Radley Balko, author of “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces,” at H.R. 57 in Washington, DC on Monday, July 22 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

    We’ll be celebrating the release of “Rise of the Warrior Cop” at H.R. 57, D.C.’s only non-profit center for the preservation of jazz and blues with live music from The Cold Stares. Balko will be on hand to discuss his new book and answer your questions.

    What: Book Party with Radley Balko, author of “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”
    When: Monday, July 22 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Where: H.R. 57, 1007 H St. NE

    Questions? Please contact


Washington, D.C.

1606 20th Street Northwest Washington, DC
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  • Join America’s Future Foundation and Young Britons’ Foundation in a Transatlantic Toast to Liberty!

    Meet liberty-minded colleagues from Britain during their annual visit.

    Catch up with AFF friends new and old

    Young Britons Foundation is the leading organization promoting the ideas of liberty to students and young people in the UK. Each summer, it brings a delegation of its student leaders to the U.S. In proper fashion, we would like to bring us together on common ground and drink to our common ideals. Come and make a transatlantic toast to liberty!

Washington, D.C.

  • Do you think you’re smart stuff?

    Who coined the term “creative destruction?” Leonard Read published what famous essay in the December 1958 edition of “The Freeman?” Which amendment protects Americans from the forced quartering of soldiers?

    Do you know the answers? Test your knowledge against your friends at Liberty on the Rocks trivia night!

    Happy hour will start at 6:00 PM and trivia will start at 7:00 PM. Teams will consist of 3-6 players. $5 cost per team to play. If you don’t have a team, we will help to form teams that night! You can be 18+ years old to play, and 21+ to drink.

    Winning team will receive a $50 Visa gift card!

    It’s time to get competitive so form your teams wisely and start brushing up!

    Mackey’s is conveniently located on 1823 L St, just a couple of blocks from Farragut West (blue and orange) and Farragut North (red) metro.

    Drink specials: $3 Miller and Coors light; $4 Sam Adams, Heineken, Yeungling, Leinenkugel, Anchor Steam, Dos Equis, Amstel; $4 rail, house white and red wine. Happy hour prices for selected appetizers.

Washington, D.C.
Hunter Patterson, Libertarian Stand Up
The Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Avenue NW

  • Come see new and improvedish Hunter try stand up again. I’ll be doing mostly new material that probably won’t involve any cursing.

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August 4

 19(8/4) Day!

 Being planned

August 4th is being called “1984 Day” or “19(8/4) Day,” meant to be a play on the novel 1984 and the date. Like those held earlier this month, this will be a set of simultaneous nationwide events, except we won’t market them just as “protests” but instead emphasize the variety of the ways we’ll be promoting action against unconstitutional surveillance.

Many local organizations already went ahead with plans for rallies/protests on August 4th, but in DC, we wanted to do something fun. Here are some fun, lighthearted activities we can do on 1984 day.
Event Ideas:
•             Host “group learning events” based on teaching each other and the community how to use technology (e.g. encryption) to avoid surveillance. The folks over at Prism Break have focused on personal avoidance of surveillance and you could consider helping others do the same.
(AKA Crypto- Parties.. Just a side note- I am well-versed in this subject and would not mind hosting one for interested parties outside of the scope of 1984 day as well)
•             Reserve time at a local art house theater and host a showing of relevant films. (Kind of like what MOCO did the other day!)
More Light-Hearted Local Activities:
•             Host a fun run or bike ride or similar event, like many charities host to promote their cause. This might be especially effective in communities where such events are already a common way the community comes together.
•             Get a local radio station to a host a scavenger hunt for Rt4. Items include pictures of security cameras, Verizon trucks, government plates, etc. (I really love this!)
•             Get together to use costume and street theater. Some local organizers, like those in DC, will be encouraging people to dress up like a spy (or how people might imagine one to look). Participants could go about a normal day like this and, when questioned on it, spread awareness and literature. You could also engage in other activities to draw attention, like those in the next section…
Costume, Street Theater and Exhibition
•             Urban Drive-In: using projectors, set up a video anti-NSA playlist in a public place (gain permission from business owners to use their wall).
•             Pretend you work for the NSA and stand on a street corner reporting on people’s activities (loudly) into a non-operating headset.
•             Carry around a non-operating mic with “NSA” written on it and pretend to record people.
•             Just walk around or go door-to-door asking what people know about the NSA and the scandal, with some sort of interesting addition (free candy, buttons, etc) so we are remembered.
This sort of thing can up being just awkward if not pulled off carefully and with confidence, so make sure you’re well-prepared and take lengths to avoid annoying people.
Please let me know your thoughts.
Best Regards,
Andrea O’Neill
Restore the Fourth DC
PH: 540-993-8407

If anyone is interested in hosting a film and discussion — I am happy to lend my copy of War on Whistleblowers  — it is a good film.

another idea i can offer is to host a FOIA (freedom of information act) party — it’s a program we did a few years ago but haven’t pushed it much recently, but we have a bunch of resources, template letters for people to submit FOIA requests to the various agencies.  right now it’s archived on our old website:  It’s an activity that can be included with a movie or discussion.


Sue Udry
Executive Director
Defending Dissent Foundation

Liberty on the rocks, etc. – this week

20 Jun

Nashville, Tennessee

  • Hold on to your butts, everyone, we’re changing things up. Our usual haunt, Mafiaoza’s, is outta commission due to some renovation work, so we’re moving over to Dan McGuinness this month. Happy Hour lasts until 7pm so get there early.

    Whoa! Holy moly do we have lots to discuss this month! Did you hear about that high school dropout who basically pantsed the entire United States security apparatus? How embarrassing, right? For real though, Ed Snowden’s actions are world-changing, no debate about that, but there’s plenty to debate around everything else about it.

    Meanwhile, other stuff happened this month too. Indiana made it legal for its citizens to defend their property from criminals, even if those criminals happen to be cops . The government of Turkey decided that protesting the building of a shopping mall is an offense worthy of violent oppression Finally, it seems that our beloved Governor, Mr. Haslam, may have been blessed with quite the windfall recently .

    So come on out to Dan McGuinness starting at 5:30pm!

  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • McNellie’s, 1100 Classen Drive
  • Hope you can join us Thursday evening at 6pm.
  • 1100 Classen DriveOklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

  • Lancaster, New Hampshire

    • 3:00pm until 6:00pm

  • The Queen’s Tent

  • Listen up! This year?? The party is OFF THE CHARTS, peeps!!

    Here’s how it works: Buzz’s Big Gay Dance Party will be a FREE EVENT at PorcFest X, but the party will be funded *entirely* by your generous donations in advance, so I need your help so I can make it happen! If you are registered for PorcFest, then you’re in. Every single donation dollar (see link below) counts toward the fabulousness, so please pitch in what you can! The more, the merrier!

    There is A LOT to pay for when creating a dance party of this magnitude in the middle of the NH woods, so I’m setting the fundraising goal at $2000. Crazy, I know, but OFF-THE-HOOK parties cost real money.

    *DONATE HERE* (and help me out by spreading the word):

    Cash is king to get things done, but I do accept bitcoin here: 1E64KUmGVmTRDKQSP1kdpCag4QnednHokL

    [Message me for PayPal donations.]

    The Details:
    The stripper pole returns and Miss PorcuPole 2013 will be crowned! It can be a woman or a man, no bias here! Practice your moves and bring it! Go-go dancers, too!

    Attire: Wear a fun, exotic, and outrageous outfit. Thumpin’ beats, eye candy treats! Bring those hula hoops again!

    Many prizes, some involving precious metals: best costume, best dancer, etc. You know the drill!

    Beverages will be available. Tip your bartenders, go-go dancers, and stripper pole enthusiasts well!
    In other words, bring $mall bill$.

    If you’re not gay, don’t worry – neither are 90% of the peeps that attend, lol.

    Any $25+ donor will get a CD of the EPIC party soundtrack.

    Anyone under 15 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is an adult party.

    Volunteers: Yes, please! Needed before, during, and after the party. Msg me.

    Friday, June 21, 3pm-6pm, in the Queen’s Tent, rain or shine.
    The Duchess will see you there!

    The PorcFest event page is here:

    Keep up with the nitty gritty here at the Buzz’s Big Gay Dance Party! fan page:

  • Washington, D.C.

    • 6:00pm until 10:00pm

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  • Jack Rose 2007 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009

  • Join James O’Keefe and Project Veritas to celebrate the launch of his new hard-hitting book Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy.

LibertyMingle Tonight in Vancouver

4 Jun
The Railway Club, Seymour, Vancouver
7:30 Pacific


  • Bruce Majors

  • Gabriel Scheare

    Nothing elaborate. Just drinks.
    Lots to chat about… Definitely want to hear what people think about Galt’s Gulch and the idea of seeking greener (freer) pastures, in general.