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Speaker Spotlight: Ron Paul and Andrew Napolitano


This week we spotlight Congressman Ron Paul and Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano, our two Sunday dinner speakers for our upcoming June 1-4 conference Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties in Reston, Virginia.

If there is a genuine hero of our time with respect to the advancement of liberty, it is Ron Paul. The only person in our time holding libertarian principles to be elected to Congress, Ron has steadfastly stood his ground, time after time, in favor of the Constitution and a free society. In large part, his life mirrors that of the 19th-century French free-market legislator Frederic Bastiat, whose writings have deeply influenced libertarians. Each week, Rons pro-freedom tracts that are posted on his congressional website against the income tax, U.S. foreign policy, the drug war, regulation, and inflation and the Federal Reserve serve as a fountain of inspiration for freedom lovers everywhere. He has also been the most outspoken, principled opponent of the Iraq War in Congress. As most everyone knows, Ron is now a Republican candidate for president of the United States. It is a tremendous honor that he will be delivering a major speech on foreign policy at our conference. After the presidential debate last night on MSNBC, in an online MSNBC poll he soared from a 9% positive rating to 30% positive rating (second only to Romney’s 31%) and also garnered a third-place finish (second only to Guliani and Romney) among more than 90,000 Drudge Report voters.

Andrew Napolitanos book The Constitution in Exile: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land is one of the finest libertarian books I have ever read. Yes, I know that he serves as a legal commentator for the conservative Fox News but after reading his book, there was no doubt in my mind that he is a libertarian who puts the fair and balanced into fair and balanced Fox News. One of the fiercest defenders of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and civil liberties, his legal commentaries on Fox News are among the clearest, most incisive that one will ever hear on any news network. And he is clearly one of those people in life who are absolutely fearless when it comes to criticizing and condemning the wrongdoing of federal and state law-enforcement agencies, especially in the war on drugs.

In my opinion, these two back-to-back speakers on Sunday night Ron Paul and Andrew Napolitano are themselves worth the entire admission price to the conference, which is $495 and which covers not only all 24 speeches but also all ten meals at the conference. This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime conference bargains that no one should pass up.

Also, a reminder that we recently adopted per-day registrations: $195 for all day Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, and $25 for Monday, including all meals on each day. The registration page on our conference website can now take per-day registrations.

Only 4 weeks to go til the conference! Dont delay! Register and make your hotel reservations today at the Hyatt Regency Reston. We hope youll join us in what is surely going to be a great and historic conference in the history of the libertarian movement.

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    Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.