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Toowm

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2009 Speaker Ideas
« on: April 25, 2008, 03:27:21 pm »

I thought I better get these down while I was thinking of them:

Thomas Woods, historian, great speaker, Ludwig von Mises Institute

Wendy McElroy (ifeminists)

Someone from F.I.R.E.

Someone from the Institute for Justice

Someone from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (Aaron Zelman?)

"New" Libertarian presidential candidates: Bob Barr, Mike Gravel
  also Mary Ruwart

Non-political/voluntariast/anarchist/free marketeer types: Stefan Molyneux, Claire Wolfe , Sunni Maravillosa



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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008, 07:56:43 pm »

I thought I better get these down while I was thinking of them:

Thomas Woods, historian, great speaker, Ludwig von Mises Institute

Wendy McElroy (ifeminists)

Someone from F.I.R.E.

Someone from the Institute for Justice

Someone from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (Aaron Zelman?)

"New" Libertarian presidential candidates: Bob Barr, Mike Gravel
  also Mary Ruwart

Non-political/voluntariast/anarchist/free marketeer types: Stefan Molyneux, Claire Wolfe , Sunni Maravillosa



That's eight awesome speakers!  Get to work.  :)

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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2008, 05:51:21 am »

Judge Andrew Napolitano.....wasn't he on the short list last year?

I guess you have to think about whether your speaker will attract people who would already have come to Liberty Forum - or if you are trying to attract more people (sell more tickets, make more money, expose more people to the FSP).

None of the people listed would make me want to run out and buy a ticket.....
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2008, 10:54:34 am »

How about "John Rolfe", Pocahontas' husband?
http://www.lhaltd.com/speakers/cheatham/index.html

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Most recently, Dick has been busy presenting himself as John Rolfe, husband of Pocahontas and savior of the English Colony which became the USA, whom he is directly descended from fourteen generations ago. Dick also portrays President John Tyler, one of America's most principled leaders who today is unfortunately poorly known, Richard Henry Lee, the patriot for liberty who made the declaration for independence from which Jefferson's written document followed and, now for the bicentennial, Captain Meriwether Lewis the hero who opened the American West.

We had him at a couple of the MN LP conventions. A good guy and highly recommended.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2008, 05:11:12 pm »

What the Hell!  May as well start the Walter Williams fantasy again :P
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2008, 05:34:49 pm »

Let's just get as many as we can.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2008, 10:46:07 pm »

None of the people listed would make me want to run out and buy a ticket.....

Looks like I need to write up a reading list for you...
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2008, 02:57:00 am »

I like the list.

I especially like having someone from IJ and JPFO there.

I’ve never heard of Wendy McElroy, but looking at the feminist faction that she’s with, I think she’s a good choice. (I knew that there are differing opinions in the feminist movement, but didn’t know they were actually divided into “sex-positive” and “anti-pornography” factions.)

Stefan Molyneux might attract the guys from Keene who would otherwise protest the Liberty Forum. ;)
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2008, 08:04:58 am »

Judge Andrew Napolitano.....wasn't he on the short list last year?

I guess you have to think about whether your speaker will attract people who would already have come to Liberty Forum - or if you are trying to attract more people (sell more tickets, make more money, expose more people to the FSP).

None of the people listed would make me want to run out and buy a ticket.....

Maybe we can get Sununu to come back
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2008, 10:09:49 am »

FreedomFest does a good job of lining up a bunch of speakers every year for their conference in Las Vegas.  Here's a link to the list:  http://freedomfest.com/speakers.htm

I suppose you could contact those who look interesting but aren't neocons.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2008, 09:14:01 pm »

I especially like having someone from IJ and JPFO there.

Yeah, someone from the IJ would be great.  There issues have had more recent national attention than just about any other libertarian group.  Maybe there could be a panel: Someone from the IJ to explain how they tried to defend homeowners in New London, the NH guy that tried to take Justic David Souter's house, and one of the sponsors of the NH bill to strengthen property rights.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2008, 05:49:13 pm »

How about a Mary Ruwart presentation: Short answers to tough questions?
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2008, 06:43:40 pm »

I met Richard Bodie at a LPHN convention a few years ago. He's an interesting guy.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2008, 12:55:14 pm »

Judge Andrew Napolitano.....wasn't he on the short list last year?

I guess you have to think about whether your speaker will attract people who would already have come to Liberty Forum - or if you are trying to attract more people (sell more tickets, make more money, expose more people to the FSP).

None of the people listed would make me want to run out and buy a ticket.....

Maybe we can get Sununu to come back
He is already confirmed.  I told him he could speak Fri and Sat night if he wanted.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2008, 10:31:28 pm »

I would like to propose MC Frontalot to the list.
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