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John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute talked about his new book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State and the militarization of the local police.Foundation for a Free Society's Development Director, Thomas Hill talked about the TIF in East Dundee and the ignoring of the fourth amendment by the national government.
Dianna Visek helped resuscitate the Champaign Co. Libertarian Party in 2006 and has been a member of the Libertarian National Committee since 2010. Much of her activism has concerned transparency, ballot access and instant run-off voting, but in keeping with the times, she's now interested in civil liberties. She recapped her talk on "Dealing with Drones" at the Illinois Libertarian Party convention.
Dr. Robert P. Murphy, Senior Fellow of the Pacific Research Institute and an adjunct scholar, frequent speaker at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and and the author of several books. He talked about Teaching Keynesians Real Economics and his appearance at the Illinois Libertarian Party State Convention.
Dr. Steve Horwitz, a Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department chair of St. Lawrence University and the author of two books. He talked about Engaging Progressives with Libertarian Solutions and his appearance at the Illinois Libertarian Party State Convention.
R. Lee Wrights talked about a moral policy for the defence of America as a preview of the debate on that subject at the Illinois Libertarian Party convention. He also talked about his run for governor of the state of Texas.
Dr. Thomas Woods, Senior Fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the author of eleven books. He talked about Radical and Effective Libertarian Politics and his appearance at the Illinois Libertarian Party State Convention.
Benjamin VanMetre, Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst of the Illinois Policy Institute. He talked about policy reform in North Carolina, unemployment in Illinois, and what Illinois can learn from the Detroit bankruptcy.
Dan Rutherford talked about his run for Governor of Illinois. (9:45 AM - 10 AM)
Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is a prolific writer, a contributing editor to The American Conservative, executive director of the Council for the National Interest and foreign policy adviser to Ron Paul.
Documentary film investigator and co-producer Chris Emery talked about the Free Mind Films feature length production, A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995 and the soon to be released State of Mind: The Psychology of Control. Targeted by the U. S. Department of Justice as a miscellaneous extermist, he works as V.P. of Marketing with Oklahoma City based Free Mind Films.
Daveid Workman, Communications Director for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) talked about federal legislation and the CCRKBA.
Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws will talk about marijuana laws and legalization.
Sandra Lee Bolda, a resident of southeastern Arizona, talked about the government installation near her home.
Chris Jenner discussed how to run for local office.
Scott McLarty, the Green Party National Media Coordinator talked about the candiates and issues.
Professor Gary Chartier, a Senior Fellow for the Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS) talked about C4SS, his book Markets Not Capitalism and voting. (See a Reason TV interview with Professor Chartier here.)
As seen in the movie, Farmageddon, Judith McGeary, founder and Executive Director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, talked about the out of control programs of U.S. Department of Agriculture and FDA that affect food freedom and small farmers.
As seen in the movie, Farmageddon, Peter Kennedy, President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund talked about the out of control programs of federal and state governments that affect food freedom and small farmers.
Mr. Bruno Behrend, J.D., an Advisor for the Open the Books Portal of the For the Good of Illinois, an organization to educate and empower Illinois citizens to demand a transparent and accountable government talked about the Open the Books Portal.
Mr. Bruno Behrend, J.D., an Advisor for the Open the Books Portal of the For the Good of Illinois, an organization to educate and empower Illinois citizens to demand a transparent and accountable government talked about For the Good of Illinois.
Richard Mack, former Sheriff of Graham County, Arizona is running for representative in Texas's 21st Congressional District. He also a member of GOOOH. His opponent authored legislation that would impose government control and censorship upon the Internet called Stop Online Piracy Act. The Primary election date is May 29, 2012. Sheriff Mack talked about GOOOH, the issues, and his
Jeff Berwick, the Chief Editor of The Dollar Vigilante, writer for many web sites including Lew Rockwell.com, and host of The Anarchast video cast talked about the economy and the decline of the dollar.
Walter E. Block, Ph.D., Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics in the Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans talked about economics and current events.
Chris Lawless of the Free State Project talked about the progress the Free State Project is making.
The Illinois State Director of the Gary Johnson for President campaign, Daniel Kamerling talked about who Gary Johnson is and about his run for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.
Beelzebub T. McGlobalist,the foremost representative of the incorporated organization of global bankers, political frontmen, and think-tank propagandists talked about the America's Greater Depression and the role of the bosses going forward.
Becky Akers, the prodigious writer for Lew Rockwell.com and Freeman Online with appearances on AntiWarRadio.com, talked about air transportation security provided by the Transportation Security Administration.
Christina M. Tobin, Founder of Free & Equal Elections Foundation and Vice President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) talked about how officials of School District 208 allegedly engaged in the illegal campaign tactics regarding the referendum on April 5. TUA will file its own lawsuit if the Illinois Attorney General or the State's Attorney do not act.
Blogger, author, and conservative activist, John C. A. Bambenek talked about the Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry into the state's underfunded pension fund and other financial woes of the State of Illinois.
Michael Bell, a Wisconsin resident, talked about the circumstances of the Kenosha police shooting and killing his son, Michael E. Bell, and take calls.
Michael Allison, a Bridgeport, Illinois resident is featured in a Reason Magazine article. He talked about the circumstances that have him facing up to 75 years in prison and take calls.
Ernest Hancock, from Freedoms Phoenix is the broadcaster of Declare your Independence radio / TV show and author of Freedom's Phoenix Newsletter talked about the financial crisis and the outcome of the Opt Out day at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix.
Becky Akers, the prodigious writer for Lew Rockwell.com and Freeman Online with appearances on AntiWarRadio.com, talked about terrorism prevention in a free society, ominous methods of the Transportation Security Administration, and the results of the Opt Out / We Won't Fly day protest.
James Babb, National Spokesperson for We Won't Fly discussed the dangerous porno scanners, sexually agressive touching by TSA agents and what to do about it.
Tim Wingate, the southeastern Minnesota representative of the World Union of Deists will talk about America's forgotten religion of the founding fathers. He will also discuss Deism's positive effect on society and politics by preserving individual liberty and freedom.
Phil Klein, Director and Executive Producer, of the documentary Begging for Billionaires will discuss the film and the problem of eminent domain.
Professor Francis A. Boyle, lecturer on international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, discussed the complaint he filed with the International Criminal Court in The Hague against George W. Bush and others for the practice of extraordinary rendition
Dan Linn, Executive Director of the Illinois Cannabis Patients Association discussed recent legislation and candidate positions on medical cannabis.
Russ Jones has been an enforcer in the "War on Drugs" on various fronts for 30 years. He is a spokesperson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. He spoke about recent drug policy changes on the national level.
Tim Cox, author of Revolution, a New Plan for Selecting Representatives and the founder of the GOOOH project discussed the Get Out Of Our House project.Dan Kairis, a Green Party candidate, discussed his run for Representative in the 14th Congressional District.
John Bambenek, Author of the Put Back Amendment to the Illinois Constitutution discussed the elements of the amendment and how to get it on the ballot.
Dan Linn, Executive Director of the Illinois Cannabis Patients Association discussed recent legislation and federal guidelines about medical cannabis.
Daniel Miller, President of Texas Nationalist Movement discussed nullification and secessionism.
Jeff Danklefsen discussed his run for representative of the Illinois 14th Congressional District.Joe Bast, President and CEO of the The Heartland Institute, talked about the Heartland Institute annual dinner and issues that Heartland researches.
Eric Wallace discussed his run for Senator of Illinois.
Jim Tobin, president of the National Taxpayers United of Illinois, talked about the proposed 67 percent income tax hike and other proposed tax increases.
Michael Boldin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center discussed the activities of the Tenth Amendment Center.
Sheila Weinberg talked about the deficit and public debt.
Alan Gottlieb, founder of The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms discussed current issues on gun control.
Bill Brady talked about his positions in his run for Governor of Illinois.
Dan Proft talked about his run for Governor of Illinois in 2010.
Kathleen Polizzi spoke about medical marijuana and citizen abuse by the local animal control officers (police).
Illinois State Senator Michael Noland discussed Property Tax Relief, Ethics Reform, and other pressing issues.
Kathleen Polizzi spoke about medical marijuana and citizen abuse by the local animal control officers (police).
Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, former Cook County Assistant State's Attorney, and former Calumet City resident, discussed his web site, books and articles as well as the Lysander Spooner web site which he developed.
James Gierach, former candidate for Cook County State's Attorney and Illinois governor in primary elections, discussed why drug prohibition does not work. Mr. Gierach is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
Anthony Gregory of the The Independent Institute discussed civil rights under the new administration. He is currently writing an Independent Institute book on individual liberty and the writ of habeas corpus.
Lon Robertson, President of the Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition discussed the Department of Defense attempted large scale land acquisition in Pinon Canyon Colorado.
Mike Hammond, a consultant for Gun Owners of America discussed gun control and the new administration.
Scott Horton, a foreign policy expert for http://www.antiwar.com/.
Caren Woodson, Director of Government Affairs for the Americans for Safe Access. Ms. Woodson discussed the medical marijuana laws.
Bob Anderson, founder of Citizens for Fair Assessment, talked about abolishing township government, fighting unfair property assessments, and the Illinois constitutional convention. The Citizens for Fair Assessment can be contacted at email@example.com.
Activist and talk show host, Bruno Behrend talked about his book, Illinois Deserves Better. The book, co-authored by John Bambenek, outlines the reasons why Illinois should have a Constitutional Convention.
Dan Druck discussed his campaign for representative of Illinois' 14th Congressional district.
Aaron Bolinger, the Legislative Director for the The National Veterans Committee on Constitutional Affairs originally founded 'under the umbrella' of the nationwide AFTF and Aaron Russo's Restore the Republic, discussed the problem of the Real ID.
Veteran Harold Williams exposes his belief that the U. S. is on the brink of martial law. He has an e-book called How To Survive Martial Law.
Russell Means, spokeperson for the Republic Of Lakotah. The Republic Of Lakotah seeks separation from the U.S.
Chris Lauzen, Candidate for 14th District U. S. Rpresentative.
Jim MacRunnels, Candidate for Chair of the Kane County Board and Former Director of Active Concerned Taxpayers (ACT).
Lisa Wogan, Illinois Communications Coordinator for the Ron Paul Campaign for President of the United States.
Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Doug Heaton, co-director of Association for Legal Americans.
Kathleen Polizzi spoke about local medical malpractice
Retired Doctor Tom Tvedten exposing the truth about 9-11. He distributes DVDs via 911 DVD Project
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