Mises Circle Southwest Regional in Houston 2014: The US Police State
The Police State: Know It When You See It.
In the modern United States, federal laws are now so numerous and written so broadly and vaguely, that it is nearly impossible to make it through the day without breaking at least one of them. In many cases, these accidental infractions, when prosecuted, carry stiff penalties and prison time. Business owners are especially at risk in the face of federal agencies with nearly-limitless resources and thousands of laws and regulations to choose from when seeking to shut down or punish business enterprises. The situation is even more precarious for citizens seeking to actually challenge the power of the state. From whistleblowers to journalists to run-of-the-mill political activists, the risk of prison terms and heavy fines becomes ever greater. And through it all, an enormous government apparatus of prisons, prosecutors, police, and bureaucrats remains well-funded, powerful, and nearly impossible to oppose in court. Join us to discuss these issues. Special thanks to Christopher P. Condon, Terence Murphree, and TJ & Ida Goss for making this event possible.
Register Here! (Students apply for a scholarship below)
9:00 a.m. Mises Bookstore opens, Registration begins
10:00 a.m. Welcome, Lew Rockwell
10:15 a.m. Jeff Deist "What Happened to 'Peace' Officers?"
10:45 a.m. Tom Woods "The Economics of the Police State"
11:15 a.m. Refreshments and discussion, Bookstore open
11:45 a.m. Lew Rockwell "American Fascism"
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Ron Paul "Do We Live in a Police State?"
2:30 p.m. Speaker Panel Q&A
3:00 p.m. Adjourn
3:30 p.m. Mises Bookstore closes
Large selection from the Mises Bookstore will be available for purchase. Speakers are happy to autograph books.
Donations to sponsor student scholarships are welcomed. (Students: See scholarship application at end of this page.)
Sessions and lunch take place at Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport Complimentary parking. Attire is business casual. Driving directions are here. For accommodations at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport, call them at 713-943-7979 before January 2 and mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $92 per night plus tax.
Student Scholarship Applications
Students wishing to apply for a scholarship for sessions and lunch should submit an application and student ID by registering/logging in to the Mises Academy, going to Applications and completing all parts of the Student Event Scholarship Application Form.
The Mises Institute conducts Mises Circles, one-day informative seminars around the country. These events are wholly sponsored by freedom loving, concerned people who want to bring new ideas to their community and businesses. To sponsor a Mises Circle in your region, please call Kristy Holmes at 800-636-4737 or email her.