National Sponsor: Foundation for a Free Society
Founding Sponsors: Common Ground, Banking with Life
Patron Sponsors: Texans for Accountable Government, Texas Nationalist, Republican Freedom Coalition
Young Americans for Liberty Chapters – Texas State, UT-SA, and Longhorn Libertarians at UT Austin
Associate Sponsors: Campaign for Liberty TX, WeTexans, Founders’ Fables, CP-Texas, LP-Texas
With Support from: Texans for Nullification Today, Tyler Tea Party, Johnson County Tea Party, GOOOH-TX, Grassroots America, We the People are 912, Clear Lake Tea Party, 912 Ft. Worth
Join us on 04-16-11 to learn about Nullification for Texas! Keynote speakers include best-selling authors Thomas E. Woods and Kevin Gutzman
More speakers and full event details (including location, parking, tickets, and more) listed below
Thomas E. Woods joins us to talk about his book, Nullification: How to Resist Tyranny in the 21st Century.
Woods is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including Meltdown and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.
A senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, he holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Kevin R. C. Gutzman is the New York Times best-selling author of three books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution.
Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University, Gutzman holds a bachelor’s degree, a master of public affairs degree, and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an MA and a PhD in American history from the University of Virginia.
Happy to be a former attorney, Gutzman devotes his intellectual energy to teaching courses in the Revolutionary and constitutional history of the United States, to writing books and articles in these fields, and to public speaking on related topics.
Through historical writings, case studies, and speeches by the Founding Fathers, our speakers will give you a logical, moral, and constitutionally sound case for nullification, revealing:
- How we can roll back Obamacare, cap and trade, and other unconstitutional expansions of federal power through nullification
- Why the Founding Fathers believed that nullification was the “moderate middle ground”
- Why the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution gives the states the power to nullify unconstitutional laws
- Why states – not the Supreme Court – should arbitrate disputes between the states and the federal government over the constitutionality of the federal government’s actions.
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He is a former firearms instructor and former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff.
Stewart currently writes the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine
Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.
Debra Medina is a recent Republican gubernatorial candidate recruited for her run by the grassroots for her hard work and honesty, a true “peoples’ candidate.” After the primary she founded We Texans in order to continue educating and working on the issues which she campaigned on. This non-profit, non-partisan organization, through education and activism, engages in research and analysis and promotes public policy and legislation which advances and protects private property and personal and economic liberty.
Visit her new organization at WeTexans.com
Representative David Simpson currently serves the 7th House District in the 82nd Legislature of the State of Texas, having taken the oath of office on January 11, 2011. From 1993 to 1998 Mr. Simpson served as Mayor of the City of Avinger, Texas. He passionately supports limiting civil government to its proper role and getting it out of the way of individual liberty and responsibility.
Rep. Simpson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Avinger Timber LLC, which owns and manages its own timberlands in several counties in northeastern Texas. He also manages other small businesses including Simpson Publishing Company, which he founded. Previously he was employed by Republic Group Incorporated (formerly NYSE: RGC) as Manager of Mill Operations (1998 – 2000) and Executive Vice President-Paperboard (2000). He was a director of the company from 1994 to 1998 and in 2000 until it was sold.
Michael Boldin is the founder and director of the Tenth Amendment Center, based in Los Angeles, CA. Boldin and the Tenth Amendment Center have been leading the charge to re-educate the American public on the meaning and importance of decentralization as a path to liberty – which is just what the Tenth Amendment affirmed in the U.S. Constitution.
His bottom line is the Constitution – “every issue, every time, no exceptions, no excuses.”
Jason Rink is the executive director of the Foundation for a Free Society. He is a contributing author of “ Ron Paul: A Life of Ideas,” the biography of Congressman Ron Paul, and the author of“Disciple of Liberty: Seven Priorities of a Christian Patriot.”
He has appeared as a guest on FOX Business Channel’s “ America’s Nightly Scoreboard” , the FOX News program “ On The Record with Greta Van Susteren,” and “ Freedom Watch” with Judge Andrew Napolitano.
John Bush is the education director for the Foundation for a Free Society (www.myfreesociety.com) He is also chief policy wonk and media mogul for Texans for Accountable Government.
His main focus is privacy and the impact of DHS “fusion centers” thereupon. His long term goal is a more voluntary society. He hails from Austin, Texas.
Art Thompson is the CEO of the John Birch Society. He joined the Society in May 1964 and rose through the ranks becoming a successful Area Coordinator for The John Birch Society in the 1970s. He left the staff to go back into business in 1981 and returned to the staff again in the 1990s.
For several years, he represented the Society in a variety of media events, including appearing on “60 Minutes” and conducting tours for JBS Speakers Bureau. He resides in Appleton, Wisconsin with his wife Joanne.
Bryce Shonka is the deputy director of the Tenth Amendment Center. A long-time personal friend and political traveler with Boldin, he officially joined the TAC team in early 2009, dedicated to taking on every federal violation of the constitution – not just the ones that appealed to one political party or another. He started as the media and grassroots director for the Center and still maintains an active relationship with that role, spending countless hours in outreach with groups and reporters alike.
Eddie Allen has been working with groups and communities in the development and implementation of precious metal medallions. His work includes designs for the Ludwig von Mises Institute, the Soto Nation of Canada, the New Hampshire Free State Project, Restore the Republic, We the People Foundation and Congressman Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty. He serves as the International Currency Director for the American Open Currency Standard responsible for over seven million dollars of honest value now in circulation.
Catherine Bleish is the founder and former executive director of the Liberty Restoration Project. In the spring of 2009 she re-directed her energy and began to focus her research and activism on fusion centers. This was in response to the the Missouri Information Analysis Center profiled her and her others in her state as a potentially dangerous radical militia members based on their political ideologies and activities. The report has since been retracted and four legislative hearings were held on the issue.
10am-5pm. Arrive early. Lunch will be available from the on-site cafe.
An underground, attached garage with 525 spaces is available for meetings, hotel and dining guests. You may self-park or use our valet services at the University Avenue entrance.
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705
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Tickets: Each ticketing price level will allow you to sit in a specified section in unassigned seats, first-come first-serve.