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Libertarian calendar for July 2016

28 Jun
July 1-7

Bellevue, WA

Objectivist conference

The Objectivist Summer Conference of 2016 is growing closer! Put on by the Ayn Rand Institute, this is a unique opportunity for students to gather together to explore Rand’s ideas and decide for themselves what they think about many different aspects of Objectivism. Thanks to generous scholarships, attending this conference will be at little to no cost for students.


July 5
Vancouver, Canada

Liberty on the Rocks
6:00 pm


Brexit’s still fresh in mind and the U.S. presidential election is in the heat of things. Come out and learn more and talk with like minded friends. Cheers for liberty!

July 7
Washington, DC

Governors Gary Johnson and William Weld Meet and Greet

5:30 pm

July 10
Lorton, VA

Pink Pistols on the gun range
1:00 pm

 Here is the website with info and directions: 


July 11
Brooklyn, NY
Libertarian Party ballot access suit
11 am
 US District Court, EDNY
225 Cadman Plaza
Room 6B South

Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. will hear our motion on July 11, and if the PI is granted then, we can start using modified petition sheets with a witness statement for non-duly qualified New York voters.

It would be helpful to the case if the gallery of the courtroom was packed with Merced and LPNY supporters at that hearing.  Monday, July 11, 2016, at 11:00 am, United States Court House for the Eastern District of New York, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, in Courtroom 6B South before District Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr.  See you there, spread the word!

Our lawsuit has been filed, to strike down New York Election Law 6-140(1)(b), which requires our nominating petition witnesses to be “duly qualified voters of the state” of New York, on the ground that it violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.  Our federal court complaint, filed today in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, is attached.

The hearing on our motion for a preliminary injunction, to enjoin the NYSBOE from enforcing that provision while the suit is pending, will likely be heard on July 1, so until then at least, we must comply with the current New York law.  I will meet with the judge tomorrow(Tuesday) morning to fix the dates for our motion.  Also attached is my Memo of Law in support of the PI.

Libertarian calendar for October

30 Oct
October 30
Midlothian VA

Clash of the Libertarians

Mass Meeting for the Libertarian Party of Virginia. Local Affiliates, members and volunteers around the Richmond Area are invited to come out to the Clash of the Libertarians. Enjoy some great food and beer while discussing this year’s election..

This meeting we will be planning to talk about election day, November 4, 2014.


October 30
Washington DC

The Soviet Story
Landmark Theater
10th and E Streets NW

Join us for an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary “Soviet Story,” which tells the story of Soviet-German collaboration and explores the legacy of communist crimes. Drawing from archival material and in-depth interviews, the film looks at Ukraine’s Great Famine, the Katyn massacre of 1940, GULAG medical experiments, Soviet mass deportations, and more. The film has garnered international acclaim.
The film’s writer and director, Edvins Snore, will be present at this screening to speak about the film and its importance.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the building of the International Museum on Communism.
To learn more about the documentary, visit the ‘Soviet Story’ website
Come see the film The Economist called “the most powerful antidote yet to the sanitisation of the past. The film is gripping, audacious, uncompromising.”

Round the World with Libertarians Weekly Calendar

6 Jul
Check back as we update this during the week.

Egypt, Turkey, Brazil – all week – citizens protest government, leading Stalinist/Mercedes Marxist/British aristocrat Seamus Milne in the Guardian to complain that these tax serfs do not have an appropriate socialist ideology but are simply protesting government! The ruffians!  Janeane  Garofalo denounces Brazilian, Egyptian and Turkish protestors with anti-Obama signs as straight up cracker assed racists.


Moscow?  – all week –  Edward Snowden continues to expose the Obama surveillance state and make the Obama regime look like keystone cops.


Vancouver, Canada – Liberty on the Rocks

 St. Augustine’s.   2360 Commercial Drive


Washington, D.C.        

  • Russell Senate Office Building Room 385

    Instructions for the Building Entry:

    Due to sequester, it is recommended people enter through the Dirksen 24-hour entrance at 1st & C St NE. Once you enter the building and clear security (please do not bring any weapons or suspicious items) take the stairs to the basement and proceed to Russell. Any elevator will get you to the 3rd floor.
    … …

    Club Mission:

    The mission of Liberty Toastmasters is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence, personal growth and the ability to communicate the ideas of liberty to others.


    Liberty Toastmasters was established in 2012. Our unique focus on the topic of liberty allows for a thoughtful discussion of ideas in addition to fulfilling the mission of our parent organization

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      • Chicago, Illinois.  

 Monday, July 8, 2013 7:00pm in CDT 
 The Grill on the Alley, 909 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 

 Come out and meet new friends and old friends at OCON 2013. There will be an Ohomos mixer at The Grill on the Alley, next door to the Westin Michigan Avenue where the conference will be taking place. We’d love to have you there. You do not have to be attending the conference to come to this event. If you live in the area please feel free to stop in and say hi. This will be a great opportunity to meet with other LGBT Objectivists and straight friends in a relaxed environment. See you there!


  • The DIONYSIUM presents a debate Tue., July 9th (8pm) on

    “Blurred Lines: Are Sex Roles Created More by Biology or Society?”


    Biology: DIANA FLEISCHMAN, Ph.D., senior lecturer in evolutionary psychology at the University of Portsmouth (and vegan blogger at


    Society: KELLY ANN BEAVERS, Ph.D. candidate in sociology/urban studies — sometimes studying Williamsburg (she’s also a yoga instructor and aspiring underwear model)

    And because Beavers is in the band BELLS AND HUNTERS (, we will also hear a song — possibly about love or gender roles.

    TODD SEAVEY moderates in typically-sensitive fashion.

    It’s all Tue., July 9 (8pm), at the MUCHMORE’S performance space/bar in Williamsburg, ground floor of 2 Havemeyer St. (corner of N. 9th St.), just three blocks east of the easily-reached first L stop into Brooklyn, Bedford Ave.


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  • Join the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation as we host our annual summer intern debate to discuss the topic: Is libertarianism or conservatism the better political philosophy?

    The event will be moderated by political strategist Nicole Neily. A reception will follow.

    This event is open to all students, interns, and young professionals. To reserve your seat, register here: The event will also be broadcast live online:

    Liberty and virtue are values that both conservatives and libertarians tout as components of their philosophies. Historically, disagreements about the definitions of and balance between liberty and virtue have taken a back seat to other more pressing conflicts, causing the distinct philosophies to often be lumped together. As times have changed, elements of the old “fusionism” alliance have dissolved, and new conflicts have emerged that impose a strain on the formerly functioning, though imperfect, ideological partnership.

    Recent policy issues have highlighted disagreements in areas such as the War on Drugs, national defense, welfare, immigration, marriage, foreign policy, and many others. These topics represent important reasons to discuss the similarities and the differences between the two worldviews.

    We invite you to a timely debate about the two philosophies and their associated policy applications, as interns from the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute go head-to-head to answer the perennial question: Is libertarianism or conservatism the better political philosophy?

Arlington, Virginia  

  • Plan ahead!! Our guest speaker will be Ilya Somin. Ilya is a Professor at GMU School of Law. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy. Somin currently serves as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review, one of the country’s top-rated law and economics journals. His work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Critical Review, and others. He has also published articles in a variety of popular press outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Newark Star Ledger, Orlando Sentinel, South China Morning Post, Legal Times, National Law Journal and Reason. He has been quoted or interviewed by the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, and the Voice of America, among other media. In July 2009, he testified on property rights issues at the United States Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Somin writes regularly for the popular Volokh Conspiracy law and politics blog.

    Ilya’s topic for our meeting is the case for legalization and some of the ways in which public and elite opinion is changing on the subject (as well as the remaining opposition that still exists).

    Fellowship begins at 7:30pm, meeting is from 8-9pm, then we have plenty of time to socialize. Lots of Cannabis-friendly folks to meet with and get involved in moving Virginia in the right direction. All are welcome!! Invite your friends! 🙂

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  • Concord, New Hampshire.   

  •  Porcupine Pancakes

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.

Drinking – not just for American Libertarians anymore

5 May
Whether in Madagascar or Malta, find or start your own Liberty on the Rocks group