Censorship and Official Lies: The End of Truth in America?

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“Truth is treason in an empire of lies.” —George Orwell

The State is tightening its stranglehold on its own narrative as its web of lies unravels. The government’s lapdogs in the news media continue to bark and howl on TV even though a majority of American households have cut the cord. And of course, nothing resembling the truth can be heard in the softball press conferences at the White House and the Federal Reserve.

Newspapers are flailing about with clickbait headlines, and any substance beneath the headline usually just trots out a sanitized narrative for a declining readership. Social media platforms, with rare exceptions, have been more than willing to quash stories and ban users for political purposes.

And don’t get us started on the septic tank known as “higher education” in America.

Where is the truth in all this mess? Who is trustworthy? What truths are feared by the state so much that they must resort to censorship? Will the public believe or reject the official narrative? 

Wars and conflicts around the world show that U.S. foreign policy is failing. Historic inflation and an economy teetering on yet another recession shows that U.S. fiscal and monetary policy are failing. Every day, new revelations emerge about covid and the totalitarian covid regime, showing the failure of lying “experts” like Fauci. Political tensions have been exacerbated as candidates and government agencies wage lawfare against opponents.

Suppression and censorship are the tools of a regime that is fearful and hostile to the truth. Perhaps the easiest way to discern the truth in all this chaos is to doubt everything the government says.

Join Ron Paul, Tom DiLorenzo, Daniel McAdams, and Ryan McMaken for an event co-hosted by the Mises Institute and the Ron Paul Institute. You will not want to miss these truth tellers exposing the state’s lies and ripping the official narrative to shreds.


We’ll meet at the beautiful Hidden Oaks, 101 Hidden Oaks Lane, Angelton, Texas, on Saturday, April 13. Tentatively, the event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Registration is $80 per person and includes a catered brunch buffet and all lectures. Tickets for this event are limited. Registration is required for attendance

Preliminary schedule:

  • 11:00 a.m. - Registration begins, bookstore and brunch buffet open
  • 11:45 a.m. - Welcome remarks, Chris Rossini
  • 12:00 p.m. - Ryan McMaken, “Seditious Conspiracy: A Fake Crime and a Danger to Free Speech”
  • 12:30 p.m. - Daniel McAdams, “A Day in the Life of a ‘Foreign Adversary Controlled’ Application”
  • 1:00 p.m. - Break, bookstore open
  • 1:15 p.m. - Tom DiLorenzo, “How Court Historians Turn Political Villains into Heroes”
  • 1:45 p.m. - A Message from the Great Dr. Ron Paul
  • 2:15 p.m. - Closing remarks
  • 2:30 p.m. - Optional social hour
  • 3:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Social Hour

There will be an optional social hour after the event. Tickets are $40 per person and include beer and wine. All event speakers will attend. This social hour is sold out.

Driving Directions

Hidden Oaks, 101 Hidden Oaks Lane, Angelton is off of Highway 288, the main highway in Angleton. Coming from the south (Lake Jackson side), take the exit for County Road 44, turn left to go over the overpass, turn at the second left - this street is Firefighters Road. The Hidden Oaks sign will be visible shortly after, turn right and the gravel road goes to the property.

Coming from the north, take the exit for County Road 44. This is the same exit as the Love’s truck stop. Stay on the feeder for about a mile, veer right on CR 44 and then quickly take a left on Firefighters Road. The Hidden Oaks sign will be visible shortly after, turn right and that gravel road goes to the property.


There are several hotel options in nearby Lake Jackson, about 15 minutes away from the event venue. 


Donors who give $10,000 will be listed on the event schedule and recognized at the event as a Host. Donors who give $5,000 will be listed and recognized as a Sponsor.

Hosts and Sponsors will sit with speakers for the duration of the event and attend the social hour.

Special thanks to our host committee James McMahon and Chris Condon for making this event possible.

Publicity Waiver: Registering for this event gives the Mises Institute permission to take photos, record videos, and receive statements of and from attendees for promotional purposes. By this authorization, attendees understand and agree that no participant shall receive remuneration and that all rights, title and interest to the photos, videos, and statements and use thereof belong to the Mises Institute.

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